Xiaomi “Tucana” With 108MP Rear Camera Pops Up on Geekbench

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The folks over at XDA Developers had revealed last month that Xiaomi was working on four phones featuring a 108MP primary rear camera. One of the four devices was said to be codenamed “tucana.” The device has now appeared on the Geekbench benchmark database, shedding some light on its hardware specifications.

The Xiaomi Tucana Geekbench listing seems to suggest the upcoming smartphone will not be a flagship-grade offering. Instead, it looks like Tucana will be a mid-range phone that is likely to offer impressive camera performance with its 108MP primary rear camera. According to the listing, Tucana will be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon chipset.

Going by the 1.80 GHz base frequency listed on Geekbench, the phone could be powered by one of Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 700-series chipsets. Apart from the chipset, the Geekbench listing also tells us the phone will come equipped with 6GB of RAM. On the software front, the device is currently being tested on Android 9 Pie, which seems to suggest it may not ship with Android 10 out of the box. The rest of the phone’s key specifications, however, are yet to be revealed.

The biggest selling point of the Xiaomi Tucana will be its 108MP primary camera. It is expected to use the Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX 108MP sensor, which was developed by Samsung in partnership with Xiaomi. The image sensor uses a large 1/1.33-inch size and uses pixel-merging Tetracell technology to capture bright 27MP images in low-light. Additionally, the sensor is capable of recording videos at up to 6K resolution.

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