Former OPPO sub-brand Realme is on a roll. Just a few days ago, market-research firm Counterpoint Research revealed that it was the fastest-growing smartphone company in the second quarter of 2019. Now, the brand has announced that it will hold a camera-innovation event August 8.
(Update, August 5: Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi could be stealing Realme’s thunder! See Redmi unveiling 64MP camera phone tech a day ahead of Realme?)
We are taking a leap in smartphone camera on 8th August and we are doing it here in India. Get ready as we unveil the world’s first 64MP Quad Camera on a smartphone at our camera innovation event. And this is among the first surprise of the season. Stay Tuned! #LeapToQuadCamera https://t.co/kSUMacQ9TI— Madhav X (@MadhavSheth1) August 2, 2019
It’s a date on the 8th! Stay tuned for updates
What will it showcase? According to Realme’s official announcement, it will reveal the world’s first 64-megapixel quad-camera technology on a smartphone.
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Recall that Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth already shared a sample picture shot on an upcoming Realme phone boasting a physically large 64-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor made by Samsung.
Working on the new premium killer! Introducing world’s first smartphone camera with 64MP GW1 largest 1/1.72” sensor and mega 1.6µm pixel with amazing clear shots in low light too. RT if you want to see more “knockout” shots. #DareToLeap pic.twitter.com/D54xNFdaVm— Madhav X (@MadhavSheth1) June 24, 2019
Picture captured on a Realme phone with a 64-megapixel AI quad camera
Many are saying that the August 8 event will serve as the launching pad for a phone with that kind of camera. Frankly speaking, we’re not sure about that. You see, every time its sister brand OPPO holds an innovation event, it’s all about the technology.
For example, at its February 23 launch we attended in Barcelona, Spain, OPPO showcased its 10x lossless-zoom tech. That feature eventually debuted more than a month after, on the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition.
So our guess is that the Realme handset with the said 64-megapixel quad-camera will be launched weeks after — end-August or September even. But who knows? We could be wrong. Hey, we would love to be wrong on this one.
Word is Xiaomi’s Redmi is going to make its own 64-megapixel camera phone official this month. While we can’t wait to see which company will get to the finish line first, we’re more interested in finding out which of them offers the better device for mobile photography.
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