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More and more smartphone makers are opting to feature 48MP camera sensors in their devices. Here’s a list of all the new and upcoming 48MP camera phones in India.
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.
The Xiaomi Redmi K20 and the K20 Pro are Redmi's most premium offering so far. Between the two, the major difference lies in the chipsets that power them. The Redmi K20 is powered by the Snapdragon 730 while the Redmi K20 Pro has the Snapdragon 855 inside. Otherwise, both phones tout a triple rear camera setup led by a 48MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, followed by a 13MP ultra-wide lens with f/2.4 aperture and an 8MP telephoto lens with 2X optical zoom and f/2.4 aperture. On the front is a 6.53-inch AMOLED panel with HDR certification stretching edge-to-edge thanks to a 20MP pop-up camera that lights up as it rises up.
The Realme X looks more premium than its price would suggest and it also packs some high-end features. This includes the 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor which is coupled with another 5MP depth sensor. On the front is all screen thanks to a pop-up module housing a 16MP selfie snapper. The Realme X is powered by the Snapdragon 710 SoC along with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.
The Galaxy A80 may be priced a little too high, but it's also one of the most uniquely designed smartphones by Samsung. The Galaxy A80's bright and vivid AMOLED display stretches all the way to the edges which is not because of a pop-up module. Instead, it's the rear camera setup that swivels over to the front to click selfies. Every time you want to click a seflie, the top portion of the phone rises up and the rear camera flips over to the front, and the whole process looks pretty cool. The rear camera setup comprise of a 48MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture and an 8MP wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture. There's also a ToF sensor that assists in depth-mapping and making animojis. Inside is a Snapdragon 730G Soc coupled wit 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
The Asus 6z also works similar to the Galaxy A80 with one key difference. The rear camera in this phone also flips over to the front but in this case, you can control the angle of the flip camera. The Asus 6z also has a Sony IMX586 48MP camera along with a 13MP wide-angle camera, both of which are on offer when taking a selfie. Apart from that, there's the Snapdragon 855 under the hood along with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage and a massive 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.
The OnePlus 7 Pro is the company's most premium with a price-tag that breaches the Rs 50,000 mark for the top-end variant. The phone is packed with features that scream premium -- QHD+ display with HDR10+ certification and 90Hz refresh rate, pop-up cameras and a triple-camera setup on the back. The primary camera in that triple-camera setup is a 48MP sensor made by Sony. The Sony IMX586 sensor has a 1/2-inch sensor size and offers 12MP output by default. OnePlus makes good use of the 48MP sensor in taking excellent photos in the day when the light is optimum. The dynamic range and detail retention has improved over the OnePlus 6T. Buy this product on Amazon.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S belongs to the same Redmi Note family and apart from a 48MP camera on the back, the Redmi Note 7S has little to differentiate in every other department, be it the design or the harwdare under the hood. But the major reason to buy the phone is for the 48MP camera on the back. With a starting price of Rs 10,999, the Redmi Note 7S becomes the most affrodable smartphone to offer the 48MP sensor. But this isn't the same 48MP sensor that's there on the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Instead, Xiaomi has used the Samusng ISOCELL GM-1 sensor to cut down the cost. The Samsung 48MP sensor shares a lot of similarities like a 1/2-inch surface area, 0.8-pixel pitch and four-in-one pixel binning. Buy this product on Amazon.
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. Buy this product on Amazon.
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. Buy this product on Amazon.
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. Buy this product on Amazon.
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. Buy this product on Amazon.
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.
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