After Sony and Samsung both announced 48-megapixel sensors, smartphone vendors are increasingly adopting them in all price brackets. Both 48MP camera sensors from Sony and Samsung are similar, with 0.8µm pixels and an overall size of 1/2.0 inches. While’s Sony’s IMX 586 and Samsung’s GM1 sensors are similar, the Sony sensor uses a quad-Bayer design. This means that the adjacent 2x2 pixels are of the same colour, and the data from them is combined into one pixel. You can head here to read in detail about how these sensors work and the advantages they offer over competition. In this article, we will list all the new and upcoming smartphones that bring 48MP cameras with them.
Honor View 20
The Honor View 20 was the first phone in India to launch with a 48MP camera. The smartphone was also first to bring the punch hole camera design in the country. It runs on the company’s flagship Octa-core Kirin 980 chipset. The device also features GPU Turbo 2.0 technology which is aimed at boosting graphics and performance. The phone gets a a 6.4-inch Full HD+ All-View display that has a 2310x1080p resolution. A 4.5mm circular cutout on the top-left corner houses the 25MP front-facing camera on the phone. At the back, the phone houses the 48MP Sony IMX586 CMOS primary sensor. A second Time-Of-Flight (TOF) 3D sensor is also placed at the back for capturing depth information. You can read our review of the Honor View 20 here.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
Unlike the Redmi Note 7 that sells in China with a 48MP camera setup, in India, the Redmi Note 7 Pro gets the new camera sensor. The smartphone is equipped with a Sony 48MP rear main camera accompanied by a 5MP secondary sensor. The primary camera features an aperture of f/1.79 and Xiaomi says that by default, the Redmi Note 7 Pro's camera captures 12MP images and to get a 48MP image, users will need to navigate to the Pro mode in the camera app of the Note 7 Pro. You can read more about the phone here.
Oppo F11 Pro
Oppo just launched the Oppo F11 Pro in India. The smartphone houses a Sony 48MP rear camera along with a 5MP depth sensor to offer portrait photos. Just like the Redmi Note 7 Pro, the F11 Pro from Oppo shoots 12MP photos by default but an Ultra-HD mode can be turned on to shoot at native 48-megapixels. The phone also features a 16MP pop-up selfie camera. In terms of other specs, the Oppo F11 Pro comes bearing a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display and the MediaTek Helio P70 SoC. There is 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage on the device.The phone features a 4,000mAh battery which supports VOOC 3.0. charging.
Vivo V15 Pro
The Vivo V15 comes in at Rs 28,990 and features a 6.32-inch screen with a 19.5:9 display aspect ratio. It comes equipped with an in-display fingerprint sensor and is the first handset in India to launch running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 platform. The phone gets 6GB RAM with 128GB of internal storage. On the camera front, it is Vivo's first V-series phone to feature a triple camera setup. It comes bearing a 48MP main camera, an 8MP super wide-angle camera that can capture 120-degree images and a 5MP sensor that enables bokeh shots. The 48MP camera uses 4-in-1 pixel binning to deliver better quality images even in low-light conditions. There is also a 32MP pop-up selfie camera on the front and the device is backed by a 3700mAh battery that supports ‘dual-engine’ fast charging. You can read more about the Vivo V15 Pro here.
Moto Z4 Play (rumoured)
The Moto Z4 Play is not yet official, but details of the phone were leaked a few days back. Leaks say that the smartphone will feature a 48MP camera sensor and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The phone is rumoured to ditch Sony and Samsung’s 48MP sensor in favour of China-based Q Technology’s S5KGM1SP module. Under the hood, the phone is expected to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset. It could be powered by a 3,600mAh battery.