Xiaomi is not just there to stay behind the competition, especially if it is Chinese rivals, as in the case of Huawei.
Why do we put Huawei in the middle? Well, because it is one of the few companies in the world to have equipped their terminals with cameras from 40MP, let's talk about the Huawei P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro.
The news today, which comes from the boss of Xiaomi in person, Lin Bin, suggests that our favorite Asian home is working to release a smartphone with a well-48MP camera, you read well, forty eight megapixel!
Next Xiaomi flagship coming with Sony sensor from 48MP
Despite being something we did not expect from Xiaomi, who usually focused more on innovative designs and good value for money, having a camera with a camera of these resolutions is not difficult or impossible. Both Sony and Samsung have recently presented two sensors that could be used for Xiaomi: the Sony IMX586 and the Samsung ISOCELL Plus GM1.
The first one, produced by Sony, comes with a resolution of 48MP and a sensor size of 1 / 2 thumb, along with pixels from 0,8μm which can then be "merged" in pixels by 1,6μm for better results in poor conditions brightness. This treatment reduces the resolution to 12MP but, in the end, it is preferable to have a sharp photo with little noise of lower resolution than an exaggerated cluster of pixels useless and not pleasing to the eye. Finally, the Sony IMX586 supports video recording in 4K resolution and 90fps.
The same goes for the Samsung sensor, also from 48MP with 0,8μm pixels that can be combined and actually function as 1,6μm pixels, improving performance in case of low light.
Although the Samsung ISOCELL Plus GM1 would be a great alternative, the Samsung sensor will go into production in recent weeks, while the Sony IMX586 has been in circulation for quite a while and since Lin Bin says it has tested and fallen in love with it , we are more likely to say that it is the winner.
We add then, that with an image sensor capable of recording 4K video at 90 frames per second, it would be appropriate to have an adequate processor that is capable of storing all this data and using it to its fullest capacity. So let's talk about the newly announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 with the new Spectra image processor that allows recording 4K videos in HDR to 60fps, among other things.