Realme’s recent phones have all gone about the same way – incredible value given the specs, but somewhat substandard cameras. That was true of the X2 Pro I reviewed last year and seemed to still be the case when Prasham recently reviewed the X7 Pro 5G. However, the Oppo/OnePlus brother is hoping to make a U-turn with its next smartphone lineup, thanks to a brand new 108MP camera system and a slew of new features.
The Chinese company held a livestream event today to show us what we can expect from its new camera when the Realme 8 series is launched. It’s all about Samsung’s 108MP HM2 sensor that supports 9-in-1 pixel binning across 12,000 x 9,000 pixels and a large sensor size of 1/1.52″. ISOCELL Plus and Smart-ISO technology are also on board, which should allow the sensor to maximize photo quality regardless of the lighting situation you’re shooting in. Realme cameras have not been very proficient in low light in the past, so I imagine that will be a major focus for this new system.
The most hyped new feature is what Realme is calling the world’s first tilt-shift time-lapse on a smartphone. In addition to tilt-shift stills, Realme 8 series phones will be able to produce eye-catching time-lapse videos with customizable shape, angle, position, and bokeh metrics. Naturally, since Realme phones are aimed at teens and young adults, there will be a host of new portrait filters launched with the upcoming handsets, such as Neon Portrait, Dynamic Bokeh Portrait, and AI Colour Portrait.
Take a look at the 30-minute presentation above if you want to find out even more about Realme’s new camera system. We’ll hopefully be able to put it through its paces when the Realme 8 series goes official in the coming weeks.
The Realme 8 Pro will feature an all-new 108MP camera system