Xiaomi's Redmi Note 7 just launched with a 48-megapixel camera — But will that really make a difference to your photos?
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Redmilaunched their new smartphonewith a 48-megapixel camera today.
- However, higher megapixels don’t always mean a ‘better’ picture, but a ‘larger’ picture.
- While there may be cases where more megapixels make sense, it doesn’t make sense for an average user.
Keeping with Redmi's 'budget smartphone' image the phone price starts at 999 Yuan (₹10,000) for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage option and goes upto 1399 Yuan (a little above ₹14,000) for the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage version.
While the Redmi Note 7 has all the makings of a good 'value-for-money' smartphone, with a curved glass back and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, the 48-megapixel camera stands out.
The camera conundrum
Every smartphone brand in India seems to be honing in on the megapixel race from Huawei and their launch of the Nova 4 in December to Samsung and Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, having plans of launching a ‘48-megapixel’ camera phone later this year.
While there are a lot of reasons to run to shelves and pick the phone that has more megapixels than ever before, there are many more to stick to a camera between 18-24 megapixels. Because after a certain point, megapixels don’t really matter.