Xiaomi's Redmi may launch its first phone with 108MP sooner than you expect
Xiaomi has already launched a couple of powerful smartphones with 108-megapixel rear camera. Now, it's Redmi's turn. The sub-brand also seems to be working on a new smartphone with similar camera spec and interestingly enough, it might launch as soon as this month. This news comes from a Chinese tipster called Digital Chat Station via the Weibo account (reported by Android Authority).
The tipster adds that this rumoured smartphone might be just one of three upcoming devices in the Redmi Note 9 series. These won't be a part of Redmi Note 10 series. Also mentioned is that the 108-megapixel came will have Samsung's ISOCELL HM2 sensor. In case you didn't know, this sensor has 0.7-micron pixels and a 1/1.52-inch sensor size. It also has nona-binning technology that combines data from 9 pixels and puts it into a single brighter pixel, resulting in a 12-megapixel shot.
What however, stays interesting is the fact that they still remain as a part of Redmi Note 9 series despite having a standalone key feature. This is also unusual for Xiaomi as the company has been launching new Redmi Note series in the later half of every year since past two years. In 2018 we saw it launching Redmi Note 5 and Note 6 series while last year it launched Redmi Note 7 and Note 9.
Right now, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is the company's most powerful smartphone in the series that is available in India starting ₹17,999. The inclusion of a 108-megapixel camera might increase the price by a good margin. Who knows?