realme, the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brand, held an online Camera Innovation Event on Tuesday, 2 March 2021, to launch the first 108MP camera in its upcoming realme 8 series. Boasting sharper photo quality, the world’s first tilt-shift and starry time-lapse video, and new portrait filters, the realme 8 series is set to be a leader in trendsetting photography.
realme 8 Pro adopts the latest generation of Samsung 108MP sensor HM2 as the primary camera, featuring 12000 x 9000 pixels and a large sensor size of 1/1.52″. The larger single-pixel size also ensures a better image quality. With the HM2 also supporting 9-in-1 pixel binning, ISOCELL Plus and Smart-ISO, realme phones will be able to take excellent images under different lighting conditions.
The 108MP photo taken by realme 8 Pro has a well-balanced overall exposure with vivid colors and sharp details when taken in both bright and dark conditions. The details in the image remains sharp even after zooming in.
Based on the advanced 108MP sensor, realme can provide several deep optimisations and exciting features.
In-sensor zoom, higher clarity
The realme 8 Pro is able to achieve higher zoom clarity thanks to the new In-sensor Zoom technology. In realme 8 Pro’s camera, the 3x mode will activate the new In-sensor Zoom and the sensor will use the 12MP mapped with the zoomed part to generate an image. The imaging process is also faster because of the smaller size on the 12MP photo. This enables realme 8 Pro to take eight 12MP photos in a row that can be input into the clarity enhancement algorithm to further increase the image’s clarity.
After processing through the clarity enhancement algorithm, a 3x zoom photo from realme 8 Pro can look clearer than photos taken using optical telephoto lenses by other phone brands in terms of sharpness.
New Starry Mode with time-lapse video
In the new Starry Mode, realme also launched the world’s first Starry Time-lapse Video on smartphones. Starry time-lapse videos are usually realised by shooting multiple clips via professional cameras, and then synthesizing and combining these clips by a computer through a video editing software.
Despite the challenge, realme came up with an exclusive time-lapse video algorithm based on starry photos that can take 480s to shoot 30 photos and then generate a 1s time-lapse video. This means that the time-lapse mode can show the perpetual changing universes at a speed that is 480 times faster.
Tilt-shift photography, miniature world
Tilt-shift photography is achieved with the help of expensive tilt-shift lenses, which can make one part of the photo appears clear while keeping all other parts out of focus to create a sense of a miniature world. With realme’s new tilt-shift photography algorithm, the realme 8 series is able to take tilt-shift photos as well as 10x faster tilt-shift time-lapse video, presenting the world in a fantastic and unique way. realme 8 Pro is also the world’s first smartphone that features tilt-shift time-lapse video.
realme also provides some adjustment options in the tilt-shift mode, such as the shape, angle, position, and size of the bokeh effect, and even the transition effect between the bokeh area and the clear area. Users can conveniently choose and customise the bokeh effect to best suit the scene they are shooting.
New portrait filters, portraits never get bored
Most smartphones nowadays take portrait shots featuring a standard bokeh effect in the background. As a trendsetting technology brand, realme has also added more features to portrait photography as well – three iconic filters, Neon Portrait, Dynamic Bokeh Portrait, and AI Color Portrait are introduced in the realme 8 series to make every portrait trendier.
Focusing on camera, new era of number series
As the star series of the realme smartphone portfolio, the realme number Series will focus on enhancing the cameras in the future and bring the most innovative camera technology and features to young users. realme will also continue creating new trends in photography and providing a leap-forward camera experience to young users.
108MP camera and the new trendsetting photography features will soon be available in the upcoming realme 8 series. Please stay tuned for more information on the launch event.