The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is set to to be revealed on November 14. But, thanks to Xiaomi teasing us on Twitter, we already know that it's going to come with a penta-camera setup with a primary sensor of 108 megapixels!
As far as we know, this is the world's first phone to come with such a huge sensor. Here's all we know about it at the moment!
World's First Phone With a 108MP Sensor
We actually heard about this quite some time ago. Back in August, Xiaomi had already announced that they were working on a 100+MP phone with Samsung. We guess that this is what they had in mind.
Apparently, just as we were promised, the primary sensor is going to come with a whopping 108MP count, a 2MP macro sensor, a 20MP ultra-wide sensor, a 12MP depth sensor, and a 5MP optical zoom sensor for zooming up to 50x without losing any quality. At least that's what Xiaomi claims.
First of all, let us say that the macro sensor is a brilliant idea. Hopefully, more manufacturers will start implementing that as well. Nobody likes relying on external lenses when we can have everything built-in.
The other, secondary sensors are more or less standard stuff. Things like ultra-wide lenses, depth sensors, and optical zoom sensors are kind of a standard thing nowadays. As for the primary, 108MP camera, well, we've got both good news and bad news.
The good news is that theoretically speaking, a higher megapixel count means that we're getting more detail and more digital zoom without losing quality.
The bad news is that more pixels mean that we also need more light to achieve the same results in terms of brightness.
Potential Issues With Huge Cameras
This is not the first time that we see a phone or a camera with a high MP count. Even some mid-range options come with a camera of 32MP or 64MP. Not to mention that even high-end DSLR cameras can also go above 40-45MP.
The only problem with that is that as you can already see, the difference in aperture between phones and actual cameras is absolutely huge. Even with a high pixel count, a DSLR will be able to receive several times more light compared to a smartphone.
And pixel count does make a difference. Because the more pixels that your sensor has, the more light that it'll need in order to produce the same results. If you're someone who enjoys taking pictures during the night or in dark environments, then this is definitely something to keep in mind.
Though, with all of that being said, this is all just theory. This is how cameras work. But, there is a chance that Xiaomi, like many others, has already figured out a way to fix that issue.
It most certainly won't be the first time. Numerous manufacturers are using software tricks to produce better camera results. Things like pixel binning, artificial background blur (Portrait mode), Night Mode, and so much more.
In the end, all we can do is sit back and wait until we get to see how well that camera works in real-life scenarios. Though, to be honest with you, we're more excited about the macro lens rather than anything else.
That's all for now. We're expecting Xiaomi to officially reveal their new smartphone mid-November. So, until then, all we can do is wait.
What do you think about all this? Is a 108MP camera really going to make a difference? Or is it all just a marketing gimmick to sell more units? Let us know about your opinion.
Again, technically speaking, a camera with such a high pixel count is more likely to be bad rather than good. But, let us just wait for real-life results before judging.
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