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Xiaomi Teases Ridiculous 48-Megapixel Smartphone Camera

Dave LeClair 10-12-2018

Xiaomi is looking to push the world of smartphone photography ahead a few leaps and bounds with the upcoming release of its 48-megapixel smartphone camera, as reported by Engadget. To give you a bit of an idea of how high-resolution that is, the Google Pixel 3, which is regarded by many to have the best smartphone camera on the market, features a 12.2-megapixel camera.


The current record for a smartphone camera is 41-megapixels, set by the Nokia 1020 back in 2013, and that record has held strong over all of these years.

Xiaomi makes all kinds of products, including the Xiaomi E20 Robot Vacuum, and this smartphone with a 48-megapixel camera could quickly become the device we all associate with the Chinese company.

What Do We Know About This 48-Megapixel Phone?

Unfortunately, there’s not a ton of information out there about this upcoming phone other than the fact that it has a positively massive camera.

Xiaomi co-founder Lin Bin took to Chinese social network Weibo to post an extreme close up photo of the camera lens with the text “48MP Camera” clearly visible in the picture. Bin definitely wanted to catch our attention by including that in the photo. Including something like a camera with such a high resolution is a great way to make a phone stand out in such a competitive market.


The list of things we don’t know about this phone is long—we don’t know the specs, the size of the screen, how much it’ll be, and more. But just knowing how crazy the camera is, it’s hard to avoid being at least a bit interested, and we definitely want to know more one Xiaomi is ready to announce the rest of the details.

When and Where Is This Phone Available?

Unfortunately, we don’t know exactly where this phone will be available or for how much. However, we know we won’t have to wait too long to find out more information, as the phone is slated to release in January of 2019, which is only a month away. To build hype, we’d expect Xiaomi to announce more information in short order.

If you decide to snag this new smartphone with its 48-megapixel camera, make sure you’re prepared with the skills you need to be a better smartphone photographer 10 Simple Tricks to Boost Your Smartphone Photography There are a few tips that are especially useful when you're taking shots with your phone; they'll help you take your pictures from "blah" to "fantastic" in no time! Read More .

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  2. mike
    December 11, 2018 at 6:29 am

    I have the Note 4 by Xiamoi... first Xiamoi phone and probably the last :/

    - Low-quality hardware(screen glass broke worse than any other phone I've owned, ridiculous how easily the screen scratches AND cracks!)
    - Bait-n-Switch of hardware... Preview version will have high-quality hardware, but after reviews are out, the manufacturer will change to lower-quality/cheaper parts(ex: camera, processor)
    - Failure for an easy update method of the OS. What you buy, bugs included, is what you will be left with.
    - General lack of customer support... Your main support is message boards with non-employee's who seem to represent the company, but give way generalized or generic responses(analogy ex: if you called up Microsoft about your Windows PC having some issue, you would be told to format and reinstall Windows, when really you just needed to update a single driver file and restart your PC -- a massive time-savings difference!!)

    Don't believe me, do your own research, but at least I gave you the areas to look into :/

    I was hopeful for this company too, but left disappointed very much(especially bait and switch type of stuff the most, 2nd most is lack of continued support)