Oppo spin-off brand Realme is getting serious about its smartphone cameras. Soon after launching its very capable dual camera phone, aka the Redmi X, Realme has announced that it will be jumping straight to quad cameras in all its upcoming phones - across its entire portfolio of next-generation products. Realme currently has three product line-ups – Realme, Realme Pro and Realme X. This means, the Realme 3 successor, the Realme 3 Pro successor, and the Realme X successor will all come with four rear cameras. As for their launch windows, Realme has also announced that it will launch all these phones by October this year.
The star of the show – among the three upcoming phones - however would be the company’s first 64MP quad camera phone – Realme in fact claims that it would be the first smartphone brand in India to launch a 64MP camera phone. Although the company hasn’t shared any more specifics, chances are that Realme would be reserving its 64MP camera setup for its Realme X successor. And there’s a very high possibility that it would be the last in the lot – with Realme starting the proceedings with the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro in the days to come (which should ideally replace the Realme 3 and Realme 3 Pro).
Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth, who’s now become notorious for dropping subtle hints on Twitter vis-a-vis the company’s soon-to-launch phones, has already started teasing the number ‘5’ and ‘quad’ cameras – seemingly suggesting the imminent launch of the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro.
Realme is touting a number of benefits of the quad camera setup that it is working on – ultra resolution, super wide angle, ultra macro, and telephoto. Going by the price segment that Realme likes to operate in, we just might be looking at India’s most affordable quad camera phones.
As for its 64MP quad camera phone, we alreay know that it would be using Samsung’s 64MP GW1 sensor which works on the same principle as its 48MP GM1 and 32MP GD1 sensors, effectively producing sharper, more detailed 16MP photos in low light, and using software interpolation to produce high resolution 64MP photos as and when required.
“Since the launch of our first product, we have consistently delivered cutting-edge, premium smartphone experiences to Indian customers at the most value-driven price points. Our latest flagship offering, which comes equipped with the world’s first 64MP quad-camera solution, is aligned with this vision. With this ‘Imaging Leap’, we are confident of delighting our young and aspirational user base across India by giving them access to next-generation, never-seen-before features,” Madhav Sheth said in a press statement.
Arch rival Xiaomi is meanwhile also working on its own 64MP Redmi phone that is set to launch sometime in Q4, 2019.
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