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Redmi teases the Note 8's camera prowess ahead of its launch

The Redmi Note 8. (Source: Redmi)
The Redmi Note 8. (Source: Redmi)
The Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi has been previewing the 48MP capabilities of its upcoming smartphone the Note 8. It has posted some attractive shots with a watermark indicating they were taken by the phone. One of its new modes, Super Night Scene, was also described as "shocking".

Redmi has been building hype for the Note 8 Pro by teasing various vital specs of the phone. For example, we now know that it will be powered by the new MediaTek Helio G90T SoC. It is also confirmed to be a quad-camera phone, the main sensor of which is the groundbreaking Samsung GW1 64MP CMOS.

Redmi has now reportedly stepped this pre-launch campaign further by releasing official photography samples for the Note 8. It is a base model that will also have 4 rear cameras, albeit those that may be less powerful than those found in the Pro variant. One of them may showcase what this phone's new Super Night Scene mode can do, whereas the other shows appreciable use of a long exposure.

They were shown alongside comments from Redmi executive Lu Weibing posted on Weibo. They have been  translated to the following in English: "The main camera is 48MP flagship level, the daytime super high resolution, the night four-in-one technology synthesizes 1.6μm large pixels, with the super night scene function, The night shot level is very shocking".

Therefore, we may be able to surmise that the main sensor in this device is 48MP, which is applied effectively in good lighting conditions. However, it may also function well in different settings, as 4 of its pixels can be combined somehow to simulate those of 1.6 micrometers in size. This, apparently, results in an extremely unexpected level of low-light performance.

It may seem unintuitive at best of Redmi to divulge all these details about its new Note 8 series, especially mere days ahead of its August 29, 2019 launch. However, it makes more sense when reports of many other devices to be introduced at the same event are taken into account. They include a 70-inch TV, wireless accessories and the RedmiBook 14 Enhanced, a notebook that is to come with a 10th-gen Core i7 CPU.

The camera samples attributed to the Redmi Note 8. (Source: Weibo)
The camera samples attributed to the Redmi Note 8. (Source: Weibo)


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-08-26 (Update: 2019-08-26)