Today, realme hosted the Camera Innovation Event, the name of which speaks for itself – Camera Innovation. Since 2019, the company has begun installing 64-megapixel sensors in its smartphones, and the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor was a favorite. This year, the manufacturer is ready to move to a new level – to start installing a 108-megapixel module. And the first smartphone with it will be the realme 8 Pro.
All about the 108-megapixel camera of the realme 8 Pro
At today’s event, the company has announced that the choice fell on the Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor. It is a 1/1.52″ sensor with 0.7-micron pixel size and support for Super-PD autofocus. The sensor is capable of taking photos with a resolution of 12000×9000 pixels and recording 4K video at 120 frames per second.
Lossless 3x zoom preserves details and colors without over-sharpness, and captures 12MP stills and displays an enlarged area. Image processing is set up so that you can take 8 consecutive shots, which are then processed by special algorithms to increase clarity.
Star Mode (Astrophotography) allows you to capture the starry sky in slow motion. In 8 minutes, the camera is able to create 30 photos, which are then “glued” together and a one-second video is obtained, and the process is repeated to achieve the desired final result. Another trick from realme is tilt-shift time-lapse video.
This shooting simulates a miniature world, leaving parts of the image out of focus. You can choose the angle, position and size of the bokeh directly in the camera settings; as well as add transition effects between blurred and clean areas. Among others, new portrait filters are available, including neon portrait, dynamic portrait with blur and AI color portrait.
Among other things, they showed what the camera of the realme 8 Pro will be. It will be a square block with four image sensors.
Realme breaks records to become the fastest-growing brand in the world
Founded in mid-2018, Chinese brand realme is one of the youngest and most promising manufacturers of smartphones and other wearable electronics on the market. This can be confirmed by a fresh report from the research company Counterpoint Research, summing up the results of the third quarter of 2020.
In such a short span of time, realme has been able to grow smartphone shipments by an incredible 132% QoQ and 45% YoY; making it the fastest-growing brand in the world with nearly 50 million units shipped since its inception. And all this despite the difficulties that have arisen in connection with the impending pandemic.
And although the largest volume of deliveries of realme falls on India (55%); the company successfully manages to occupy leadership positions in other regions of the world. So, in the Chinese market, it managed to take the sixth line right after Huawei, OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi; and in some other markets, it even entered the top five most popular smartphone manufacturers. At the same time, the global smartphone market in the third quarter grew by 32% relative to the second; and sank by 4% compared to Q3 2019; and the most affected by the drawdown are LG (-11%), Apple (-7%) and OPPO (-4% ).