According to a recent rumor, it was suggested that Samsung’s Galaxy S11 which will be launching in 2020 could come with a new 64MP ISOCELL camera. The camera is just one of the many upgrades we can expect. As it turns out, Samsung actually won’t be the first to the market with a phone packing such a camera.
Instead, that honor goes to Xiaomi’s Redmi lineup of phones. The recently-announced Redmi Note 8 Pro will come with a whopping 64MP sensor on the back of the phone. This is in addition to an 8MP wide sensor, a 2MP depth sensor, and also a 2MP macro camera. Yes, it also looks like Xiaomi could have beaten Huawei to the punch with its own quad-camera smartphone.
As for the rest of the specs, it appears that apart from the camera, the rest of the phone feels like a mid-ranger. The Redmi Note 8 Pro will feature a 6.53-inch LCD Full HD+ display and will be powered by the MediaTek Helio G90T chipset. There will also be a 4,500mAh battery accompanying it. The upside is that the phone won’t be particularly expensive where it is priced at around $195.
That being said, while we can appreciate how far camera technology has come, we’re not sure if the average smartphone user will really need a 64MP sensor. Typically speaking, cameras with high megapixel count are used by professionals who need to print without losing the details, something that most smartphone users probably won’t need to do.