The smartphone megapixel wars aren’t over yet.
Chinese electronics company Xiaomi teased a new smartphone with a 48-megapixel camera, a record for the company, and as far as we can recall, an all-time record in popular consumer electronics, beating Nokia’s 41-megapixel 808 PureView phone.
As noted by Android Central, the phone is also likely to have Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 675 chip.
As extravagant as 48 megapixels sound, it actually makes a lot of sense. Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro has a 40-megapixel main camera, but, by default, it uses the information gathered by the sensor to create better-looking 10-megapixel photos. If Xiaomi goes the same route, its new phone will likely default to 12-megapixel photos while benefiting from the details gathered by the 48-megapixel sensor. Read more…