from NOKIA, VIVO, XIAOMI: Quad camera phones offer more choices


    TOP tier brands in the entry to mid-range priced category released their new quad carmera smartphones one after the other. Nokia launched its 7.2; Xiaomi, Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro; and Vivo its latest V17.

    Their releases come RealMe came out with the 5 and 5 Pro with a Zeiss four-lens camera set up too. Consumer demands and standards for phone cameras have scaled in the past five years with phone makers scrambling to take a piece of the market by providing affordable phone with powerful image capturing abilities.

    Nokia introduced the feature packed Nokia 7.2 that has a powerful 48MP triple camera with Quad Pixel technology and Zeiss Optics.

    Premiering many exclusive imaging experiences, the new Nokia 7.2 delivers on Nokia phones’ legacy of bringing unique imaging technologies and features. In an industry first integration of DSLR level pro-bokeh styles into a smartphone, the Nokia 7.2 comes with unique Zeiss bokeh styles available in portrait mode to give you stunning shots and exceptional image quality anytime of the day.

    These bokeh styles recreate the way legendary Zeiss lenses produce high visual impact and signature blur. Giving fans the creative freedom, the Nokia 7.2 also allows for both foreground and background blur to mimic the natural optical bokeh. The Nokia 7.2 also brings advanced low-light imaging with night mode by using AI low light image fusion technology in combination with the highly sensitive 48MP main camera. Building on the strengths of its predecessor, the Nokia 7.2 combines a two-day battery life, stunning PureDisplay technology and always-on HDR, with timeless Nordic design to redefine what fans should expect from this smartphone segment.

    “Our mid-range portfolio has always been acknowledged for exceeding fan’s expectations.

    Both the Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 carry forward the same philosophy of delivering premium experiences at exceptional value. From the powerful 48MP triple camera imaging featuring ZEISS Optics on the Nokia 7.2, to the best-in-class PureDisplay on smartphones,” Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global said.

    Last October 9, Vivo came out with the V17 Pro smartphone which boasts of not four but a total of 6 cameras—two on the front and a four-in-a-row array at the back. It’s the industry’s first 32MP dual elevating front camera. The standard of the industry is counting the lenses in the back thus the V17 Pro is still considered a quad-camera phone but at 48MP with AI it may have an advantage over others.

    “The creation of V17 Pro once again showcases our strong consumer-centric innovation approach. The new V series member brings brilliant camera systems on both the front and back of the smartphone to empower consumers to shoot beyond their imagination. V17 Pro is a masterpiece that we are extremely proud of, as it reinforces our position as a pioneer in bringing best-in-class mobile experiences to the Philippines,” Charisma Buan, Vivo Philippines Public Relations Lead said

    The signature Vivo Front Camera raises the bar to another level. Now, two premium front cameras, an earpiece and the Selfie Softlight are housed in the entire elevating top module. Adopting a unibody alloy design, the new elevating system is built to last, while blending mechanical action with artistic elegance.

    V17 Pro’s 32MP Front Camera and 8MP Super Wide-Angle Selfie ensure every detail in any selfie is captured clearly. The 8MP Super Wide-Angle Selfie is able to capture wide angles up to 105-degrees, bringing more fun and possibilities to group shots.

    To solve consumer pain-points on taking the perfect night-time selfies effortlessly, V17 Pro is complimented with the Selfie Softlight that lights up the dark, and the Vivo exclusive Super Night Selfie feature that captures multiple frames which are combined into a final image to make user’s face stand out from the background in just one click.

    Xiaomi’s 64MP quad-camera smartphone, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is a class leader. Aside from the high resolution, it features a quad camera setup with a powerful LiquidCool system, making it an ideal companion for photographers, gamers, and anyone seeking an accessible flagship-quality experience while Redmi Note 8 is sure to impress with its high-end specifications, premium design, and a 48MP camera set up with an entry level price.

    “The Redmi Note series is among Xiaomi’s most popular devices, with the Redmi Note 7 becoming the best-selling smartphone in the recent 9.9 online sales events in the Philippines. As we move into the new era of smartphone photography, Xiaomi pioneers the 64MP quad camera smartphone in the Philippines with Redmi Note 8 Pro, and offers one of the best bang-for-buck quad-camera phones in the market with Redmi Note 8. These devices strengthen the company’s commitment to provide amazing products at honest prices,” Steven Shi, Xiaomi’s Head of Southeast Asia said.

    Redmi Note 8 Pro touts four high quality shooters. Its ultra-high resolution 64MP primary camera captures stunning photos that can be printed up to 3.26 meters tall. It also uses 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel to capture more light for bright night shots. Meanwhile, an 8MP ultra-wide angle camera with a 120° field of view, a 2MP macro camera and 2MP depth sensor come together to create Redmi’s most versatile camera yet. The 20MP front camera’s built-in AI technology lets users put their best face forward through detailed portrait selfies, scene detection, and face unlock.

    All these phones share Snapdragon processors of various ranges and type, as well as high capacity batteries exceeding the current 4,000 mAH benchmarks.