Xiaomi is posting frequent teasers for its upcoming smartphone Mi 9, which is scheduled to be launched on February 20 in China. A global launch event of the Mi 9 is also expected on February 24 at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. These teasers reveal several details about Mi 9’s triple rear camera, which will come with a 48MP sensor at the back.
Xiaomi Mi 9 camera specifications and features
In a tweet, Xiaomi posted four photographs with features and specifications of the triple camera setup of Mi 9. The phone will have a 48 MP camera with f/1.75 aperture. The camera lens also supports pixel binning to combine data from 4 pixels into 1 to capture 12MP shots.
Xiaomi calls it 4-in-1 Super Pixel (12MP). The camera has a 6-element lens configuration and 0.8 microns pixel size that would become 1.6 microns for 12MP photographs.
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The other lens on the triple camera setup of Mi 9 is the 16MP ultra wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and 1.0 microns pixel size. The ultra-wide lens has a 117-degree field of view (FOV). This sensor also has 6-element lens setup and Xiaomi claims that it supports 4cm macro photography, which means the camera can lock focus at a distance of 4 cm from the subject. In general, smartphones have a 10 cm focus distance.
The third camera on the back of Mi 9 is a telephoto lens. The 12MP camera sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 1.0-micron pixel size and 6-element lens setup can take clear shots with 2X optical zoom. Apart from this, Xiaomi also claims to have a closed loop Voice Coil Motor (VCM) in all the three lenses which give camera lenses faster focusing speeds as compared to ordinary common open loop VCM.
— Mi (@xiaomi) February 16, 2019
For selfies, Mi 9 will have a 20MP front camera with AI beautification features. Thanks to the teasers shared by Xiaomi, we also know that Mi 9 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. Xiaomi has claimed this will be the first phone to run the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, and it could be a 5G ready phone as well.
It will have three storage options– 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage.
Some leaks have also talked about a 12GB RAM option for the Mi 9. The phone could also have an ‘Explorer Edition’ which will come with a quad-camera at the back, according to some leaks.
The company has also posted official images of the device, which will come a unique glass design at the back. Based on the posts, Xiaomi Mi 9 will come in blue and purple colour options, with a “holographic illusion” effect at the back.