Xiaomi has successfully become the biggest smart phone brand in India, not only for pricing its equipment lower than its competitors, but also for bringing some useful features and innovations to its products. In fact, Mi MIX was the first smartphone to promote the design of a phone without limits in 2016, and has since become a trend in the industry. Now, the company teased that it will launch a smartphone with a 48-megapixel rear camera in the near future. Yes, you are not mistaken. 48 megapixel camera. Will arrive in January 2019.
Xiaomi President, Lin Bin shared an image on Chinese social networking and micro-blogging platform, Weibo. The image showcased a part of an upcoming Xiaomi phone which has a 48MP camera setup and a dual-tone LED flash. Now let us inspect the image closely. Since the volume rocker can also be seen in the image, we assume that the image of the device was captured from its rear, thus, showcasing its rear camera setup. The camera sensor appears to be inside a raised section of the phone’s rear. This means that it will be a dual or triple-camera setup.
It is being reported that the phone will be unveiled in January 2019. Going by this release cycle, it’s hard to consider it a successor to the Mi 8 since most Mi series flagship phones have been released either during the MWC or a few weeks after the expo. Our guess is that the phone could either be a 5G version of the recently released Mi MIX 3 or a Mi MIX 3S. It is being reported that 5G phones released in 2019 will have significantly higher price tags, and to justify the higher pricing of a 5G variant of the Mi MIX 3, Xiaomi could use this 48MP camera sensor along in a triple-camera formation.