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[Discussion] Difference between the two 48 MP sensors: Sony IMX586 vs Samsung GM1

2019-06-05 13:33:33
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Hello Mi fans,

As we know, there's always been a lot of competition in the field of smartphone camera. The development of mobile phone camera functions is more and more beyond our imagination. In 2019, there will be a new direction for smartphone photography: high resolution.

There are more and more smartphones packed with a 48MP camera in the market, we also recently released two new products, Mi 9 and Redmi Note 7.

It's not hard to see 48MP camera will be a new trend. So, what are some things you should read about the 48MP Camera? Let me tell you in order as below.

First of all , why do we need high resolution? The answer is clear:With higher megapixels,  we can captures more without compromising quality.

Here are two photos shot by Redmi Note 7, where we can appreciate sophisticated details in various light conditions!

These photos are really amazing,isn't it? Altogether, more pixels bring a picture in higher resolution. With a 48MP camera, you can capture more details than with normal 12MP cameras.

Furthermore, the high resolution camera can output larger size pictures. You can zoom in the picture and crop it without compromising quality, it is very convenient for your cropping and printing needs.

At present, to produce 48MP quality images, there are two types of sensors are among the best in the industry : Sony IMX586 and Samsung GM1. What is the difference between the two cameras?

Samsung  GM1 Specifications

Sony IMX586 Specifications

We can see in the specification table that the resolution of Samsung  GM1 and Sony IMX586 is 48MP. That means both of them can output 48MP photos.

In addition to the above default settings, the IMX586 is able to breakdown the 1.6μm superpixel into 0.8μm pixel, results in the output of an image in 48MP. For cameras with GM1, it adopts AI technology to output the 48MP image.  

For our recently released two new products with 48MP camera, Mi 9 packed Sony IMX586 and Redmi Note 7 packed GM1. As we all know, Mi 9 is more expensive than Redmi Note 7, clearly GM1 is a great choice in terms of value for price so that more people can enjoy taking photos with the benefit of 48MP!

By the way, Marvel fans! We are giving away free limited edition X-Men case for the first 1000 customers to purchase the #RedmiNote7on Lazada from 12NN today. We've also restocked all color and storage variants so you can pick your favorite!

Yours for only P7,990 -

As a consumer, which one do you prefer,  Sony IMX586 or Samsung GM1? Leave us your comments below!


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2019-06-05 13:33:33
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vaneet | from Redmi Note 7S


thanks for sharing
2019-06-05 13:45:27

Feedback Team

abhinav12321 | from Redmi Note 5 Pro


Thanks for the information. i think IMX 586 is better
2019-06-05 13:50:23
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PM for any queries/issues
Informative Thread !
2019-06-05 14:55:23

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ᎮᏒᎥᏁፈᏋ | from Redmi Note 4X


Well Explained thanks for sharing useful Info.
2019-06-05 15:43:17

Master Bunny

bob72gar | from Redmi 5 Plus


I prefer Sony IMX586. How about the software ?
2019-06-05 17:16:40

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napitac | from Mi A2 Lite


Thanks for sharing this useful information.
2019-06-05 18:12:09

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TheShams™ | from Redmi Note 7


thanks for sharing
2019-06-05 18:59:01

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6202558181 | from Redmi S2


thanks for sharing
2019-06-05 19:10:06

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Spinex | from app


Thank you for  the info.
2019-06-05 19:47:40

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Eman02 | from Redmi Note 7


very informative.
2019-06-05 20:38:59
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