Redmi K30 will be the first phone with 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor

Every day, we are getting some new information related to the Redmi K30. Recently, we got to know that the Redmi K30 5G has the Snapdragon 765G SOC, which was recently announced by Qualcomm. Also, the promo images of the phone have already revealed the whole design.

We know that there is a triple camera setup on the rear & a dual-camera setup on the front. But until now, we didn’t know the camera specs. We only knew that there is a primary 64MP camera but didn’t know if it is a Samsung sensor or Sony’s.

Today, Redmi revealed the camera specs of K30 on Weibo & as the title says, it is going to be the first smartphone to have a 64 Megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor.

As the image above reveals, the Redmi K30 has a primary 64 Megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor, a secondary ultra-wide-angle lens with 120-degree FOV, a 2MP dedicated macro lens for going as close as 2cm to the subject & a depth sensor.

There is a 20 Megapixel primary selfie camera & a secondary depth sensor. It would’ve been better to see a wide-angle lens on the front as well.

Sony IMX686 sensor
Sony IMX686 sensor

The Sony IMX686 is the upgrade to the 48 Megapixel Sony IMX586 which we saw on a ton of phones this year, from the budget phones to the flagships. Almost every brand used this sensor on at least one of its phones. The IMX686 is a 1/1.7″ sensor with 4-in-1 pixels having a 1.6-micron pixel size. So, the pixel size if 0.8-micron, but there is pixel-binning to combine four pixels into one, resulting in a 16 Megapixel image with 1.6-micron pixels.

Finally, here is a video & the images that show the zooming capability of the primary camera & the details even after zooming in –