Xiaomi phone with 48MP Camera teased by President Lin Bin; release in January

Xiaomi's President, Lin Bin teased a Xiaomi phone with 48MP Camera, to be released in January

There’s a lot going on in the smartphone. Recently, we had out first look at the Galaxy S10’s Quad Rear Camera and In-display Camera. Today, Xiaomi’s president, Lin Bin teased a Xiaomi phone with 48MP Camera saying it’ll release in January. The image of the mysterious phone’s 48MP camera was shared on Weibo. The community there believes it’s a Redmi series phone. And that, it could be the first phone to debut Qualcomm Snapdragon 675.

I hope you also know that Qualcomm has unveiled their 5G capable Snapdragon 855 SoC. And, we recently learned that Oppo is working on 5G for 2019 too.

Xiaomi’s 48MP Camera Smartphone: Redmi or Mi?

Lin Bin shared the following image on Weibo:-

48MP Camera on a Xiaomi phone, to be released in January, 2019
48MP Camera on a Xiaomi phone

As you can see, Lin just shared an image showing the camera partially with the marking that reads ’48MP Camera.’ From the image, it isn’t very clear as to whether it’s a dual Camera or maybe more. Along with the image, Lin said the following in Chinese:-

试用了几周,不错!1月发布[色] ​​​​

This translates to, Tried for a few weeks, not bad! Released in January, according to Google Translate. So, Lin has been using the phone for some weeks now and is saying that the phone will launch in January, 2019.

Apart from that, a dig into the comments section gave us more questions than answers. Some of the best ones include:-

1. Is the 48MP Xiaomi phone a Redmi or Mi?

There are conflicting opinions for that particular question. But, some people there say this information will be released soon. We’ll keep you updated on that.

2. Will the 48MP Xiaomi phone be powered by Snapdragon 675?

Earlier reports pointed at Xiaomi planning to debut the mid-range Snapdragon 675 soon. So, many people believe that this is that phone. But, the 48MP Camera is where everything gets confusing.

Xiaomi’s flagship Mi Mix 3 that scored a DxO score of 103, has a 12MP Dual Camera. I am not sure if Xiaomi would try to beat their own flagship’s camera with a mid-range SoC equipped phone. That being said, there’s a lot of uncertainty. So, we can’t comment on the specs of the phone yet.


Sony has been working on a 48MP Camera sensor for smartphones. So, there’s a chance that this mysterious Xiaomi phone would be the first to debut that too. Anyways, what do you guys think?

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