The Redmi Note 7 keeps getting more and more interesting by the day. Not only is the Redmi Note 7 the first Redmi phone to pack a whopping 48MP rear camera, it is also set to be the first phone in its class to get Xiaomi’s Super Night Scene feature through a soon-to-release software update. The Super Night Scene feature made its debut with the Mi Mix 3 and is currently limited to Xiaomi’s more expensive Mi line-up. The Redmi Note 7 will notably bring the tech down to a relatively more mainstream device: the Redmi Note 7, to recall, starts at around Rs 10,000.
Super Night Scene is Xiaomi’s take on Google’s Night Sight: a feature that helps ensure users can click good-looking photos with their primary cameras even in extremely low-light scenarios. Both Super Night Scene and Night Sight work on the same principle. The primary camera takes multiple photos and then combines them together into a single brighter and more detailed photo than a typical-low light photo shot in the absence of the feature. As such, it would require the user to hold the phone/camera as steady as possible while it is doing the whole thing.
The Redmi Note 7 is already touted to be an excellent camera phone for low light photography, for its low price. It packs a Samsung-sourced GM1 48MP sensor that uses 4-in-1-pixel binning technique to simulate 1.6μm pixels to produce good quality photos with an effective resolution of 12MP in low light. Super Night Scene should make the Redmi Note 7 an even better camera phone in such situations.
Samsung is meanwhile also working on a Redmi Note 7 Pro that will sport a 48MP primary rear camera like the Redmi Note 7, but it will come with a better sensor: which is Sony’s IMX586 – the same sensor that is also found in the Honor View 20. The Redmi Note 7 was apparently supposed to come with the Sony IMX586 but instead it had to go with the Samsung GM1 due to supply constraints.