First 64 megapixel camera phone is here: Realme X2 Pro sets new world record

Realme X2 Pro
(Image credit: Realme)

Realme, the Chinese phone manufacturer has launched a 64MP camera phone, the X2 Pro, proving that the megapixel race really isn’t over - or, is it? By combining many pixels into one, the phone actually produces 16MP images, a technique we’ve seen before in devices like the Honor 20 Pro and OnePlus 7T

That said, while in the past, 48MP resolution has processed to create 12MP images, this is the first example of Samsung’s new 64MP sensor we’ve seen hit the shelves, and the rest of the phone impresses too, making this a contender for one of the best camera phones

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist and content creator with a number of specialisms. He started his career at Canon Europe, before joining Phone Arena and Recombu as a tech writer and editor. From there, he headed up and runs Tech[edit], a technology YouTube channel, and has worked alongside this role at Future as a Senior Producer, sharpening his considerable video production skills. 

His technical expertise has been called on numerous times by mainstream media, with appearances and interviews on outlets like Sky News, and he provides Digital Camera World with insight and reviews on camera phones, video editing software and laptops, on-camera monitors, camera sliders, microphones and much more.