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.
Xiaomi may launch the first 48-megapixel smartphone pic.twitter.com/nF8Ix5JxhB
— Engadget (@engadget) December 8, 2018
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.