Gone are those when 12MP was considered as the standard megapixel count for a camera sensor. In recent years, we have seen a massive shift in terms of rear cameras megapixel count on smartphones. Almost a couple of years ago, there was not a single phone in the market with a sensor as big as 48MP. But now we have budget phones under Rs 10,000 featuring 48MP camera as a primary sensor on the back. But that was not the limit as Samsung launched another huge 64MP sensor, which is now seen in the Realme X2, Redmi Note 8 Pro and more. These were one of the first phones to get on board with the higher megapixel count at a budget rate. But now we have another higher megapixel camera sensor from Samsung, which has a pixel size of 108MP. We have a list of phones with 108MP camera sensor. Before getting into that list, let’s take a look at what this sensor is.
About 108MP Camera Sensor
Samsung has named this sensor as the ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor. Xiaomi is the first brand to feature a 108MP camera in a smartphone. This sensor uses Tetracell technology and effectively produces 27MP sensor images using pixel binning. Samsung claims the higher sensor size will allow the lens to capture more details in even extreme lighting conditions. But we have to wait till it officially launches with a device to check the results for ourselves. Higher pixel count does not always mean a better camera, but 108MP is seriously a high number we are dealing with here. Hopefully, this will be a revolutionary change in mobile photography. Besides this sensor allows for 6k video recording at 30 fps, so good news for video content creators.
List of Best 108MP Camera Phones
- Xiaomi Mi 10
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
- Mi Mix Alpha 5G
- Mi CC9 Pro
- Mi Note 10 Pro
- Mi Mix Alpha 5G
Xiaomi Mi 10
Xiaomi Mi 10 features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ and 90Hz refresh rate curved AMOLED screen. With the Mi 10, you can experience extreme power and efficiency as the device has LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.0 ROM technology and runs on Snapdragon 865. It packs a 108MP Samsung sensor with f/1.69 aperture.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
The top variant of the Mi 10 family is the Mi 10 Pro. We see Qualcomm’s flagship SoC that provides highly improvement in CPU, GPU and AI performance. The phone has a 3D glass back design with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. At the back, there is a 108MP camera with AI pixel-level optimization. A 4500mAh large battery powers the Mi 10 Pro. It comes with support for 50W wired fast charging that fully charges the battery only in 45 minutes.
Mi Mix Alpha 5G
When asked for a premium 5G phone, the Mi Mix Alpha 5G is the answer we get from Xiaomi. Xiaomi was the first ones to launch a smartphone (dubbed as Mi Mix Alpha 5G) with a 108MP sensor. Mix phones from Xiaomi were always ahead of their time with top of the line hardware, bezel less unique display and attractive design. This time too we see something completely unseen before, a surrounded curved display covering the entire body of the device, with just a single panel to house all the cameras. We see the full curved display with certain notifications on the curve bar. It is advertised as a concept phone for now, but we will see this phone in the near future, rocking the new 108MP sensor from Samsung.
Mi CC9 Pro
Mi CC9 Pro is another Xiaomi device with the latest 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor. The CC9e and CC9 Meitu edition have already made their way into the China market, and the next addition to this family is the CC9 Pro. The CC9 pro features the gamer-centric Snapdragon 730G processor along with upto 6GB of RAM and a 6.47-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED panel. There is Penta camera setup on the rear consisting of a 108MP main sensor, 12MP for 2x zoom portraits, 8MP telephoto lens, 20MP ultra-wide lens and 2MP macro lens. The best thing is we can get this new 108MP sensor on a lower-priced smartphone. It has a 5260 mAh non-removable battery along with support for 30W fast charging technology.
Mi Note 10 Pro
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Samsung always launches its S series flagship every year in the Q1 of the year. This year, the company has unveiled its flagship device – the Galaxy S20 Ultra with a 108MP rear camera. Samsung needs to pull off something really good to go against the likes of the new iPhone 11 Pro in terms of mobile photography and the new 108MP might just do the trick here. It features the latest hardware in every other department too as the S series lineup devices are always considered as premium offerings.