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Realme teases the next-gen Samsung GW1 64MP sensor in a new quad-camera phone

A shot allegedly taken with a Realme quad camera. (Source: Twitter)
A shot allegedly taken with a Realme quad camera. (Source: Twitter)
The OPPO sub-brand Realme has posted a new teaser to its official Weibo channel. It purports to show an upcoming phone with a total of 4 rear cameras. The most prominent of these is the Samsung GW1, a revolutionary 64MP ISOCELL sensor.

The current Realme flagship, the X, features a top-end Sony IMX586 sensor. Now, however, there are hints that this company intends to do even better with a future release. According to a recent Weibo post, the OPPO sub-brand will launch a phone with a quad rear camera. As if this wasn't exciting enough for its fans, however, the main shooter here will be the heretofore unseen Samsung GW1 ISOCELL sensor.

Unlike the extant GM1, this module is rated to shoot at a next-gen resolution of 64MP. Realme also claims that it is 1/1.72 inches in size (whereas the GM1 and IMX586 are both 1/2 inches) and is enhanced with AI. Its new teaser also suggests that it can pick out the top of a skyscraper from a city-scape shot with clarity and accuracy.

As if to keep this new hype-train going, Realme's CEO, Madhav Sheth, tweeted some photo samples allegedly taken with the new device in question. They were posted side by side with identical shots from a different phone with a "48MP triple camera" (thought to be the Redmi K20 Pro). The "64MP" shots admittedly do seem clearer (if considerably more...well...blue) compared to the existing phone.

Sheth was not as forthcoming with a release date for this potential-filled new phone, besides inviting readers to prepare for "some real exciting camera experience this year".

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The Realme teaser for a "quad-cam 64MP" phone. (Source: Weibo)
The Realme teaser for a "quad-cam 64MP" phone. (Source: Weibo)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-06-25 (Update: 2019-06-30)