Xiaomi's 48 MP smartphone is a Redmi device featuring an in-screen camera

The Redmi device might have a triple camera setup with a 48 MP + 13 MP + 16 MP camera configuration.

Xiaomi's new smartphone Mi 9 was expected to feature a 48 MP Sony IMX586 image sensor. However, now a Xiaomi phone with a 48 MP rear camera, which has been confirmed by Xiaomi president Lin Bin, is reportedly a Redmi device, and not the Mi 9. The device will go official in January 2019.

The Redmi device apparently also features an in-screen camera hole display design, similar to the Infinity-O display, the one which is expected to be on the Galaxy A8s. The Infinity-O display is essentially a small hole on the top of the phone's display from where the front-facing camera peeps out.

Xiaomis 48 MP smartphone is a Redmi device featuring an in-screen camera

Xiaomi’s 48-megapixel Redmi phone. Image: Weibo

The display on the new 48 MP packed Redmi device is expected to be an LCD unit made by BOE, China.

In terms of optics, there might be a triple camera set up at the back with one of the sensors being a super wide-angle lens.

Reports in the past have suggested that that the device will have a triple camera setup with a 48 MP + 13 MP + 16 MP camera configuration. Considering the camera specifications, we might see an expensive price tag for the device.

The device might be launched in variants offering 6 GB, 8 GB RAM and 10 GB of RAM. A 3,700 mAh battery will power the device along with support for Quick Charge 5.0 and wireless charging.

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