In 2012, Nokia, which was at the top of the mobile industry, brought 808 PureView, a Symbian operating system (OS)-based smartphone with an insane 41MP camera that created quite a buzz. Since then, Android-based smartphones started gaining traction and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) began adding more camera megapixels to lure the crowd. Now Chinese smartphone makers have sounded the bugle for a megapixel war and the users are in for some sweet deals as camera sensors grow in specifications at affordable price points.
In India, Realme, which initially started off as a subsidiary of Chinese handset maker OPPO, became the first to introduce a 64MP camera smartphone — Realme XT — few weeks ago followed by Xiaomi, which has recently unveiled its Redmi Note 8 Pro with 64MP.
Samsung has even created a 108MP sensor for upcoming smartphones. According to industry experts, the increase in camera megapixels is an attempt by the brands to differentiate themselves from competition and remain at the top of the consumers’ mindshare.
“The tech advancements, exemplified by Samsung eISOCELL Bright GW1′, the 64MP image sensor, used by the likes of Realme and Xiaomi, are essentially pushing the envelope for better, low light HDR photography and brighter, detailed photographs mimicking very closely the human eye vision,” Prabhu Ram, Head, Industry Intelligence Group (IIG), CMR, told IANS.
Source: Sify News