An Infinix S5 Pro teardown by tech YouTuber, Tech OverWatch, says there is no 48-megapixel camera in the Infinix S5 Pro, as claimed by the manufacturer. The official specifications sheet of the S5 Pro says it has a 40-megapixel pop-up camera and a 48-megapixel rear camera. What exactly is going on?
It was interesting watching the YouTube video of how Tech OverWatch, took out time to delicately pry open a unit of the S5 Pro, showing the layout of the internals, including the workings of the motorized pop-up selfie camera.
Eventually, he gets to the smartphone’s rear camera and takes a look at it. His finding: “But the truth is, this is not actually a 48-megapixel lens. This is actually a 13-megapixel lens. And besides, this is the same lens that came inside the TECNO Camon 12. And also, the Mediatek Helio P35 that runs on this device is not capable of 48 megapixels. It is only capable of 13 megapixels x2, which is maximum 25 megapixels.”
There you have it, dear Mobilistas. An interesting expose on the rear camera of the Infinix S5 Pro. How did infinix Mobility arrive at 48 megapixels for the rear camera when the actual specifications is 13 megapixels? Is there any explanation of this from Infinix? Is there a technical explanation?
Note also that the official specs sheet of TECNO Camon 12 mentions 16 megapixels, not 13 megapixels. What is responsible for this descripancy? How many other phones are smartphone manufacturers “lying” about their specifications and features?
I am happy to see someone carry out a smartphone teardown here in these parts. This is something novel here and I look forward to seeing more of such.
If you want to watch the video of Tech OverWatch’s Infinix S5 Pro teardown, here it is embedded below for your convenience.
Infinix S5 Pro Teardown Video
What do you think of the revelation from this teardown? Have you used the infinix S5 Pro? Have you seen other mobile manufacturers and brands publish specifications that are different from what their smartphones actually have inside? Let’s hear from you.