Just a day after Xiaomi talked about its 64-megapixel camera phone plans, Realme has detailed what it plans to do on the camera front over the coming months. At its camera innovation press event in New Delhi on Thursday, the company revealed it will be launching quad-camera smartphones in Realme series, Realme Pro series, and Realme X series. Realme also announced that it will be releasing its first 64-megapixel camera smartphone in India before Diwali, which means before October 27.
Realme did not share many specifics but the Chinese smartphone maker did reveal that it is using Samsung's ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor for the 64-megapixel camera smartphone. If a teaser published by Realme on its official Twitter account is any indication – the company's upcoming Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro smartphones will feature quad-camera setups, however the upcoming successor to Realme X will house the quad-camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary shooter. The company stated that it is only bringing one 64-megapixel camera phone in the near future.
Realme noted that the company has been working with Samsung for a long time, even before ISOCELL Bright GW1 went into production.
“We have been working closely with Samsung ISOCELL and created prototypes to start our development and testing work before GW1 was manufactured. Our goal was to make a camera with the highest resolution in the market,” the company said.
Detailing the quad-camera setups in its upcoming smartphones, Realme announced that the quad-camera setups will include 'Super Wide Angle' photography support, 2x telephoto lens, 'Ultra Macro' photography support, and expert mode.
“The new Full-Function Quad Camera System on our smartphones will be packed with various features like Ultra Resolution, Super Wide Angle, Ultra Macro and Ultra Nightscape to provide our users an excellent camera experience,” Realme stated in a tweet.
The company has also shared a number of photos showing the various capabilities of the quad camera setup. Additionally, Realme noted that its upcoming 64-megapixel camera phone will include a 64-megapixel mode, allowing users to take 64-megapixel photos, in addition to the default pixel-binned 16-megapixel photos.
No other details are available at this point, however as Realme stated that it plans to launch its first 64-megapixel camera phone in India before Diwali, we hope to hear more in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, Xiaomi on Wednesday announced that it will launch a 64-megapixel camera phone under the Redmi brand in India in Q4 of this year. Additionally, Xiaomi revealed that it will be bringing a Mi-branded phone with a 100-megapixel camera.