Samsung announced its 64MP Isocell GW1 Quad-Bayer smartphone image sensor in May this year. Now Xiaomi has announced the first device featuring the new sensor in the shape of the Redmi Note 8 Pro.

The Isocell sensor is deployed in the primary camera of the Note 8 Pro's four-camera setup. It is a 1/1.7" sensor and coupled with an F1.8 aperture lens and PDAF autofocus system. Like with other Quad-Bayer sensors, it is not primarily designed to output 64MP files but to combines four pixels into one, for better detail, lower noise levels and increased dynamic range, resulting in a 16MP default image size.

The primary camera is accompanied by an 8MP super-wide-angle, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth-camera for a simulated bokeh effect. The front camera is located in a notch and offers a 20MP resolution plus several AI features and scene recognition modes.

Camera aside, the new phone's specifications are distinctly mid-range. The IPS display measures 6.53 inches and comes with an FHD+ resolution. The Android 9 OS is powered by a Mediatek’s Helio G90T chipset and 6 or 8GB of RAM. In terms of storage you can choose between 64 or 128 GB. The 4,500 mAh battery offers quick-charging.

The Note 8 Pro will be available in September in China and set you back CNY1,399 ($195) for the 6/64GB version and CNY1,799 ($250) for the 8/128GB option. Pricing and availability for other regions have not been revealed yet.