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Xiaomi to reach newer height with a 48-megapixel camera smartphone

Xiaomi success around the world is worth knowing. From its first smartphone in 2011, Xiaomi has never looked back. It has only piled up device after device giving excellent quality with outstanding specs sheets for every smartphone they have created. They come at a price that is very attractive for a normal consumer. That is the reason they have been leading the way in countries like India and now in Indonesia as well.

Xiaomi is the number one smartphone seller in the country. They have been there for a while now. The strategy is simple, give the consumers the phones they want and a price they can afford. Xiaomi has sold more number of smartphones than any of the smartphone companies in India. Samsung might come close but Xiaomi is just piling up the lead.

Their worth has gone up as rapidly as none of the smartphone company in the entire world. It is recording growth of the highest percentage almost every year. For a company to take off in 2011 and reach the height of $1.1 billion just seven to eight years in the running in absolutely stunning. It is not only huge in a couple of countries, but it has also made a global mark as well.

That said, The Chinese brand has not stopped launching the phones. It is launching phone after phone, different versions of the existing ones and new phones with a higher price range and it has just not stopped. They recently launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro globally and in India as well. There is a lot to this phone than its other launches but the news was not the phone that was launched but the phone they announced.

Xiaomi’s President Lin Bin announced that the company is gearing up to launch its newest smartphone in January. The most interesting part is that this smartphone is the most unique to the others in the market. It boasts a 48-megapixel camera, yes you read that right, 48 megapixels. Lin Bin confirmed it on twitter with images of it as well.

He also said that he has been using the smartphone for a week and will hit the stores somewhere in January. However, the specifications and the price of the phone weren’t revealed. That said, there are special sensors required for this kind of heavy camera to work. Recently, Sony launched IMX586, a sensor which fits the needs of a camera like the 48 megapixels one.

Sony has also sent the sensor to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) two months later. Xiaomi is going to use this very sensor to equip the high spec camera. Manu Kumar Jain, Xiaomi India’s head has made further revelations to the same. He discussed the phone and announced that it will come out in India as well, however, he also revealed that the phone rockets a Snapdragon 675 processor which, of course, supports the almost 50-megapixel camera.

– Unmesh Phule

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