Over the last couple of years, smartphone cameras have become more capable than ever. They have almost made point-and-shoot cameras obsolete. OEMs are today cashing in on the latest trend of smartphones with 48-megapixel camera. Both Sony and Samsung offer 48-megapixel camera sensors that are capable of producing sharper photos with rich details. The range of smartphones with 48-megapixel camera starts from Rs 11,000 and goes all the way up to Rs 55,000 and more. Here are some options you can go for. Also Read - Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Review: Zooming into the distance
List of top smartphones with 48-megapixel camera
Xiaomi Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro
The Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro are the newest smartphones from Xiaomi in India. They are also the most premium devices yet from the company. Both the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro feature a 48-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture on their back. The Redmi K20 uses a Sony IMX582 sensor while the Redmi K20 Pro gets Sony IMX586 sensor. They also feature a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera. The Redmi K20 starts at Rs 21,999 while the Redmi K20 Pro starts at Rs 27,999. Also Read - OnePlus 7 Review: Practical, value for money flagship
Motorola One Vision
The One Vision is the latest offering from Motorola. It is the company’s first smartphone with a punch-hole display, and a 48-megapixel camera. It costs Rs 19,999, and will be available via Flipkart. For selfies and video calling, there is a 25-megapixel front camera. Also Read - OnePlus 7 Pro Review: Finally playing with the big boys
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S, Redmi Note 7 Pro
Both the Redmi Note 7S and Redmi Note 7 Pro feature a 48-megapixel sensor, but there are some differences. The Note 7S has Samsung GM1 sensor, whereas the Note 7 Pro has a marginally superior Sony IMX586 sensor. The Redmi Note 7S is available for Rs 10,999 for the 32GB storage model, while the 64GB variant is available at Rs 12,999.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro base model is available for Rs 13,999, whereas the top end model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is available for Rs 16,999. The Pro model comes with a slightly better sensor, powerful chipset, more RAM and storage.
Oppo F11, F11 Pro
The Oppo F11 and F11 Pro both feature a 48-megapixel main camera with 1/2-inch sensor, f/1.8 aperture and phase detect auto-focus. Oppo is also using its 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. The F11 is available from Flipkart for Rs 17,990. The F11 Pro, on the other hand, is available for Rs 23,990, and comes with a pop-up selfie snapper too.
Vivo V15 Pro
The 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 ultra-wide camera, and a 5-megapixel depth camera. It is available at a starting price of Rs 26,990 via Flipkart.
OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro
The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro both come with a 48-megapixel main camera. 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. OnePlus 7 is available at a starting price of Rs 32,999 while the OnePlus 7 Pro is now available at a starting price of Rs 48,999. You can buy it from Amazon India.
Asus recently launched the 6Z smartphone with a flipping camera. It is a dual camera setup comprising of a 48-megapixel sensor, paired with a secondary ultra-wide angle lens. The smartphone starts at Rs 31,999 via Flipkart.
Oppo Reno, Reno 10X Zoom
Oppo launched the Reno and Reno 10X Zoom smartphones in India. The highlight of both smartphones is the shark-fin pop-up camera, in-display fingerprint scanner, and 48-megapixel rear camera. The 10X Zoom model also comes with a third camera that offers periscope style 10X zooming capabilities. The Oppo Reno is available at Rs 32,990 via Amazon India. The Reno 10X Zoom is available via Amazon India and Flipkart with a starting price of Rs 39,990.
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. Honor View20 is available at Rs 29,999 via Amazon India.
Black Shark 2
The Black Shark 2 is a gaming smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC and 48-megapixel rear camera was recently launched in India. The base 6GB RAM/128GB storage configuration is available at Rs 39,999. The top 12GB/256GB variant carries a price label of Rs 49,999 in the country via Flipkart.
The recently launched Honor 20 is available for Rs 32,999. It comes with a quad-camera setup featuring a 48-megapixel main sensor, a 16-megapixel secondary sensor and two 2-megapixel sensors. You can buy it from Flipkart.
|Features||Asus 6Z||Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro||OnePlus 7|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC|
|OS||Android 9 Pie||Android 9 Pie||Android 9 Pie|
|Display||6.4-inch-1080 x 2340 pixels||AMOLED-6.39-inch full-HD+||Optic AMOLED-6.41-inch full HD+|
|Internal Memory||6GB RAM + 64GB storage||6GB RAM + 128GB storage||6GB RAM + 128GB storage|
|Rear Camera||48PM + 13MP||48MP + 8MP + 13MP||48MP + 5MP|
|Front Camera||48PM + 13MP||20MP||16MP|