It was reported earlier a couple of months ago that the popular Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi was working on two new phones. One with a 108MP camera, and the other one with a 64MP camera. It was also reported that the Xiaomi devices carried the codename “Gauguin” and “Gauguin Pro”.
The popular tipster Digital Chat Station on the Chinese Weibo platform, who had come up with the news then, now says it could be Xiaomi’s cheapest smartphone so far. As per the tipster, a Xiaomi phone, with the model number M2007J17C, has reportedly received network access permission.
It is likely to be formally revealed sometime in October. And it could possibly be a member of the Redmi Note 10 series. Or even be in the stable of the Mi CC series.
The 108MP camera phones in Xiaomi
Both the devices are expected to offer a quad-camera setup, which is the norm for 2020 smartphones. The “Gauguin” smartphone is likely to feature a 64MP quad-camera setup while the “Gauguin Pro” is expected to come with above 100MP supposedly 108MP set-up along with three other cameras. Digital Chat Station also claimed that the camera specs might vary for Chinese and global variants as well. It is expected to carry Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC instead of MediaTek Dimesnity series.
As of now, Xiaomi has four phones with a 108MP primary camera namely: Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, Mi Note 10 Pro, and Mi Alpha. Out of them, only the Mi 10 is available in India and it is the cheapest phone in the market with a 108MP camera. The rest of the specifications of the new devices are still to be revealed. We can expect more details coming up in the next few weeks.