Realme today launched its Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro smartphones in India. Interestingly, at the end of the event, CEO Madhav Sheth hinted at the next smartphone for the country. The company is planning to soon launch its first smartphone with a 64-megapixel camera, called Realme XT.
Realme XT India launch details
Sheth indicated an India launch for Realme XT in late September or early October. This could be a case in which Realme first unveils the smartphone, and then it goes on sale around Diwali. With this strategy, the company will focus on users who plan to upgrade their phones during the festive season sales.
While details are scarce, the Realme XT is likely to have a quad-camera setup. The highlight of this setup will be the 64-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor. It is a 1 / 1.72 that sensor which results in an individual pixel size of 1.6 microns. This means that the full 64-megapixel mode would be ideal only for natural daylight conditions. Quad Bayer sensors should assist with real-time HDR and better video recording. Recently, Sheth also indicated that the upcoming device would “offer the best value in its price segment”.
It is worth noting that Realme is not the only smartphone manufacturer of Samsung to work on devices with 64-megapixel sensors. On August 9, at an event in China, Xiaomi showcased its smartphone with sensors. It plans to launch the device during the fourth quarter of 2019. Samsung is also rumored to be working on a new Galaxy A-series smartphone with a 64-megapixel camera module.