Xiaomi’s 48-megapixel phone will have selfie camera cutout in the display: report

“The Xiaomi phone with a 48-megapixel camera will reportedly be part of the Redmi series and have three cameras on the back”

Xiaomi recently teased it is working on a smartphone with a 48-megapixel camera on the back. Now, new information about Xiaomi’s upcoming smartphone – confirmed to launch in January 2019 – has appeared online. The latest word on the matter claims this smartphone will be a flagship-class product and sport a hole in the front panel to house the selfie camera. Samsung, Lenovo, and Huawei (as well as its sub-brand Honor) have confirmed they are working on such a product, but this is the first time Xiaomi has been reported to adopting this tech as well.

As reported by My Drivers, the upcoming Xiaomi phone with 48-megapixel rear camera may be part of the company’s Redmi series, not the flagship Mi series. Moreover, it is said to come with a hole punched in the LCD screen to make room for the selfie camera; this panel will reportedly be supplied by Chinese supplier BOE. Though the phone is tipped to come with a near bezel-less design, it’s likely to have a thick chin. But most importantly, the device is expected to come with an impressive screen-to-body ratio.

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As for the camera, the MyDrivers report says the handset says Xiaomi will be using a triple camera setup on the back. The primary sensor will have 48-megapixel resolution, and one of the two remaining sensors will be to capture wide-angle shots. Lastly, the price of this smartphone will be rather high compared to other Redmi phones and will reportedly be more than RMB 2,000 (roughy Rs 21,000).

Talking about the specifications, the unknown Xiaomi smartphone is likely to be the first in the Redmi series to come with a glass-sandwich design. The 48-megapixel sensor on the rear could be either Sony IMX586 or the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor. At its core, the device could reportedly feature an 11nm Snapdragon 675 chipset that was announced in October. That’s everything we know so far; however, we’ll bring forth you any information we have about the handset in the future.

Ashish is one of the youngest members of 91mobiles, and a recent tech geek convert. When he's not churning out articles, you’ll find him watching sports or binging TV shows. He listens to John Mayer when beating Delhi traffic.
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