Redmi, a Xiaomi subsidiary that has disrupted the market with high-quality but low-cost smartphones, is scheduled to host an event August 7.
(Update, August 7: Interesting updates today! Read Xiaomi details Redmi 64MP phone, confirms 108MP handset.)
And if the event poster is anything to go by, the Chinese company could show off the world’s first 64-megapixel camera on a smartphone, which it teased two weeks ago.
If true, then Redmi is going to steal a competitor’s thunder. As we reported earlier, Realme has confirmed that it will unveil a 64-megapixel quad-camera technology August 8. The former OPPO sub-brand’s India CEO Madhav Sheth previously shared a sample picture taken with an upcoming Realme phone sporting a physically large 64-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor made by Samsung.
While we don’t expect any of them to launch any phones with that kind of technology at their respective events, we believe they will do so soon — perhaps at the end of this month or in September. Which of them will do it first is another thing to watch for.
Redmi and Realme have been one-upping each other since the latter was established in May 2018. We’re not surprised; the two are after the same market. Realme, notably, grew by 848% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2019.
The biggest winner in this cutthroat competition is the consumer. It’s you. It’s us. Let’s toast to that.
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