The Redmi Note 7 is Redmi’s first cameraphone since it became a standalone brand and Additionally the initial Xiaomi/Redmi smartphone with a 48MP camera but it won’t be the last. Xiaomi revealed at the event that it will launch a Redmi Note 7 Pro when the Spring Festival what will also have a 48MP rear camera but this time a Sony IMX586 camera.
Actually, the Sony IMX586 was supposed to be the scanner in the Redmi Note 7 however deliver issues caused Xiaomi to swap to Samsung’s GM1 camera. The higher than info was revealed at the occasion announced today. Redmi says the Redmi Note 7 Pro has been made for users who are more focused on digital camera performance and plan to unveil it when the Spring Festival.
Based on the above statement, it is very clear the Samsung G1 scanner isn’t as good as the Sony IMX586 but how significant is the change in functionality?
Although both are 0.8um-pixel sensors, the Sony IMX586 uses a Quad-Bayer array that is arranged in 4×4 for a pixel count of 48 million whereas Samsung’s sensor can actually only do 12MP but interpolates to 48MP.
Sony IMX586 Quad Bayer Array
So even if the output from the GD1 scanner is 48MP, it can’t be in comparison to that of the IMX586 what is seriously a 48MP camera. The difference in the camera functionality could be seen after you zoom in on pics taken with both photos.
Will the digital camera sensor be the only difference between the 2 smartphones? Most likely not. Even though the design is same and technical specs like the screen and battery capacity will likely remain unchanged, we believe the Redmi Note 7 Pro will arrive with a more strong processor.
Samsung GM1 48MP camera Bayer array
Nevertheless, the Redmi Note 7 still offers good price tag for money and if you are on the lookout for a new smartphone straight now, you need to choose it. But, if you can wait, you must do so just bear it in mind that you will Furthermore be paying far more for the Pro variant.