Xiaomi showcased the 64-megapixel smartphone imaging technology and revealed that this will feature in a new Redmi phone that will be launched in Q4 2019. As per our speculation, this could be the Redmi Note 8 series. 64-megapixel imaging technology is powered by Samsung’s GW1 64MP sensor.
Bin Lin, President and co-founder, Xiaomi, took to the stage to announce the 64MP imaging technology alongside Jesuk Lee, Vice President, Head of Sensor Design for Samsung Electronics. The GW1 sensor uses ISOCELL Plus technology to create a pixel-to-pixel barrier to reduce light interference between pixels and consequently improve color reproduction.
The GW1 sensor features ISO supported by Dual Conversion Gain (DCG) technology. It adjusts the ISO sensitivity based on ambient light intensity and uses low ISO in high-brightness environments and vice-versa to achieve the best signal-to-noise ratio for the picture.
The output of this sensor is 9248 x 6396 pixels and supports HDR of up to 100-decibels(dB) as compared to the dynamic range of a conventional image sensor of 60dB.