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Smartphones with 48-megapixel camera you can buy in May 2019: Oppo Reno, OnePlus 7 and more

Smartphone makers have now made 48-megapixel camera as a minimum for devices across price segment. Here is a look at top smartphones that feature 48-megapixel main camera in India.

  • Updated: May 29, 2019 11:39 AM IST
Oppo Reno (7)

Lately, smartphones across all segments have become quite capable point-and-shoot cameras. A recent trend seen among companies is to launch a smartphone with a 48-megapixel camera at the back. Both Samsung and Sony offer a 48-megapixel camera sensor for mobile devices and in real life, these sensors produce sharper image filled with rich detail compared to traditional mobile image sensors. With pixel binning, smartphone makers are able to produce a standard 12-megapixel image and algorithms are used to combine four pixels into a high-resolution image. If you are in the market for a camera-centric smartphone then you will invariably have to buy one boasting a 48-megapixel camera sensor. Here’s a list of all the smartphones in India with a 48-megapixel camera that you can buy right now. Also Read - OnePlus 7 Pro Review: Finally playing with the big boys

Oppo Reno, Oppo Reno 10x Zoom

Also Read - Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro Review: Just About Right

The latest smartphones to make this list is Oppo’s Reno, and Reno 10x Zoom. While both devices differ in terms of specifications and features, one common aspect is the presence of a 48-megapixel snapper at the back. The Reno features a dual-camera setup consisting of a 48-megapixel primary snapper, and a 5-megapixel secondary snapper. The Reno 10x Zoom, on the other hand, features a triple-camera setup consisting of a 48-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with a periscope style 10x zoom, and a 13-megapixel wide-angle sensor. Both devices come with a 16-megapixel selfie snapper up front. Also Read - Oppo F11 Pro Review: A unique pop-up selfie camera experience

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S, launched just today, is the newest device to join this growing segment of smartphones with a 48-megapixel rear camera. The Redmi Note 7S is basically the Redmi Note 7 but featuring a 48-megapixel camera on the back as opposed to 12-megapixel shooter seen on the regular Note 7. The Redmi Note 7 Pro was the first device with a 48-megapixel camera from the company in India.

The Chinese smartphone maker is running a branding where it is promoting 48-megapixel camera for everyone. The 48-megapixel camera uses a 1/2-inch sensor with a wider f/1.8 aperture. Xiaomi is promising improvements in areas like color reproduction, details, dynamic range and ability to zoom into pictures after the fact. Apart from a 48-megapixel camera, the Redmi Note 7S also has a 5-megapixel depth sensor and a 13-megapixel selfie camera. It comes with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display, Snapdragon 660 SoC, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB internal storage and a large 4,000mAh battery. It is priced at Rs 10,999 for the 32GB storage model while the 64GB variant is priced at Rs 12,999.

OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus recently joined other smartphone makers to equip its flagship – OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro – with a 48-megapixel main camera. Both OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro feature a 48-megapixel optically stabilized Sony IMX586 image sensor on their back, which acts as the primary camera. Again, this is an 1/2-inch sensor and have a pixel size of 0.8 micron. The 48-megapixel sensor on the OnePlus 7 has f/1.7 aperture while that on OnePlus 7 Pro opens even wider at f/1.6. The sensor has contributed significantly to the improved results in imaging and DxOMark ranking of 111 for the OnePlus 7 Pro.

Watch: OnePlus 7 Pro First Look

The 48-megapixel primary camera on the OnePlus 7 is paired with a secondary 5-megapixel depth sensor. While the OnePlus 7 Pro features two more cameras on its back: a 16-megapixel ultrawide camera and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera. Both the devices have a 16-megapixel selfie camera with OnePlus 7 Pro using a motorized mechanism. OnePlus 7 will be available at a starting price of Rs 32,999 from next month while OnePlus 7 Pro is now available at a starting price of Rs 48,999.

Honor View20

Honor View20 was the first smartphone to launch in India with a 48-megapixel main camera. The View20 with its Sony IMX586 sensor and wider f/1.6 aperture showed the potential of Sony’s new image sensor and how one can zoom into pictures without losing details in the highlights and shadow area. The View20’s excellent imaging capability is expected to be available on the upcoming Honor 20 Series as well, which is set to launch globally on May 21. Honor View20 is priced at Rs 37,999 and is available online via Amazon India.

Vivo V15 Pro

Vivo V15 Pro features a triple rear camera setup where the main camera uses 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor. The main sensor is paired with an 8-megapixel ultrawide camera and a 5-megapixel depth camera. The main 48-megapixel sensor on the Vivo V15 Pro lacks optical image stabilization but it does support wider f/1.8 aperture and uses phase detect autofocus to quickly focus on images. The sensor is same as the one used on other devices but uses Qualcomm ISP from Snapdragon 675 to improve images and processing time.

Oppo F11 & F11 Pro

Oppo F11 and F11 Pro are among the cheapest devices in India with a 48-megapixel main camera. The Oppo F11 and F11 Pro feature a 48-megapixel main camera with 1/2-inch sensor and f/1.8 aperture and phase detect autofocus. While the sensor is not different from other devices, it uses Oppo’s proprietary camera software to enhance images. It shoots at 12-megapixel by default but users can manually change the setting to capture a 48-megapixel image as well.

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  • Published Date: May 29, 2019 11:38 AM IST
  • Updated Date: May 29, 2019 11:39 AM IST


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