According to some rumors in the previous weeks, Xiaomi will unveil a new device in the second half of the year. The smartphone will be equipped with a 100 megapixel main camera.
Xiaomi smartphone with 108MP camera certified online
Well, this morning, a new Xiaomi device with model number M2007J17C was officially certified in China. It was revealed that the certificate corresponds to Xiaomi's new cheaper 100-megapixel (108MP to be precise) smartphone codenamed Gauguin.
Also according to the source of the news, the Chinese blogger Digital Chat Station, the device with a 100MP camera could belong to the Redmi brand. Furthermore, if it were really a new Redmi phone, this would be the first with a 108MP sensor produced by the brand. As for its name, however, this is not yet clear, some suggest that it is the Redmi K30T, while according to other rumors it could be the Redmi Note 10 Pro.
At the moment, the 108MP camera smartphones launched by the brand are: Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro and Mi CC9 Pro, all developed jointly by Samsung and Xiaomi. The newly certified device should therefore be equipped with a Samsung sensor, in particular the ISOCELL Bright HM2 recently released by the South Korean giant. A mid-range sensor with a pixel size of 0,7μm, which is about 15% smaller than the size of the 1 / 1-inch Samsung ISOCELL Bright HM1,52 sensor, with the height reduced by 10%.
In terms of functionality, the Samsung ISOCELL Bright HM2 supports dual-core focus, supports 9-pixel output for 12-megapixel photos, with pixel size equivalent to 2,1 μm. It also supports 3x zoom with no loss of detail.
We currently have no other data regarding this device. Probably in the coming weeks we will find out more details as its presentation is given for the month of October.