Realme reveals 108 MP camera and new features coming to future devices

Adds a video twist to everything

Smartphone maker Realme today revealed its brand-new 108 MP camera that will make it to future devices, including the Realme 8 Pro that was heavily demoed during the Camera Innovation event.

Realme will employ the slightly older Samsung-made H2 108 MP sensor. The sensor features 12000 x 9000 pixels and a large sensor size of 1/1.52" along with the 9-in-1 pixel binning tech that we have seen from previous Samsung Galaxy devices. Long story short, expect clearer pictures with more detail compared to the regular 64 MP cameras available on other smartphones.

The headlining feature of the new 108 MP sensor is the in-sensor zoom, which promises better clarity by cropping a part of the massive sensor to shoot 12 MP images. And because it’s only using a part of the sensor, the resulting images are also processed faster. There’s a new Starry Night Mode that apart from improving on existing algorithms also lets users shoot Starry time-lapse video.

The Tilt-shift mode also gets an upgrade with Tilt-shift time-lapse video that will make its debut with the upcoming Realme 8 Pro smartphone. Being the youth-centric brand that it is, Realme had to include a couple of new filters.

The Portrait mode now gets Neon Portrait, Dynamic Bokeh Portrait, and AI Color Portrait that lets you do a lot more with the blurry background making photos stand-out. While Xiaomi has already jumped on to the 108 MP bandwagon with the Mi 10i, it will be interesting to see in which price segment Realme’s 108 MP sensor will make its way to.