Realme's 64MP camera phone, Realme XT, is launching in October
Realme's much-anticipated 64MP camera phone will be called Realme XT, the company's India head Madhav Sheth announced yesterday while concluding the Realme 5-series launch. Interestingly, the event ended with Green Day's famous song Wake Me Up When September Ends, which seems to hint that the camera-centric phone would be announced sometime in October. Here's all about it.
As far as specifications are concerned, Realme XT will adopt a pop-up selfie camera to allow an all-screen design. An in-display fingerprint sensor is also on the cards. On the rear, it will pack a vertically-mounted quad lens camera setup with a 64MP main sensor, a wide-angle lens, macro camera, and a depth sensor. Details regarding the chipset remain unclear as of now.
Meanwhile, Realme XT will use Samsung's mighty 64MP imaging sensor that was announced in May this year. Notably, no other mobile camera offers such a high resolution. Dubbed as ISOCELL Bright GW1, the new sensor measures at 1/1.72 inches and uses 0.8-micrometer (μm) pixels - the same size we have seen on the existing Samsung 48MP ISOCELL Bright GM1 or Sony IMX586 sensors.
Samsung's ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor uses "pixel-merging Tetracell technology and re-mosaic algorithm" to produce bright 16MP images with 1.6µm pixels in low-light environments and highly-detailed 64MP shots in brighter settings as the larger sensor lets in more light. The new sensor also supports real-time high dynamic range (HDR) of up to 100dB (standard sensors support 60dB HDR) and 1080p video recording at 480fps.
We expect Realme to launch the hotly-awaited Realme XT sometime in early or mid-October and ship it before Diwali (October 27). But Realme is not alone in the race to launch the first smartphone with a 64MP camera. Redmi has confirmed that it would release a 64MP camera phone in Q4 2019 while Samsung is also eyeing an early-October launch.