Xiaomi Mi Mix 4: camera better than an SLR

The Chinese manufacturer, after conquering a substantial slice of the global smartphone market, "aims" the cameraphone sector by strokes of megapixels

The fateful day has arrived: today, August 7, the Xiaomi event opens in China, where the first smartphone of the Redmi Note range equipped with a 64-megapixel camera should be unveiled. But while waiting for the official presentation, the Chinese manufacturer has already spread online a series of technical details that make the wait much more interesting.

The device would be the first smartphone of the Chinese giant to use the same camera used by the Samsung Galaxy A70S, enhanced version of the Galaxy A70 launched on the market last May. We're talking about Samsung's 64-megapixel ISOCELL GW1 sensor that uses a special technology capable of taking 16-megapixel images by combining information from 4 pixels into a single pixel. Many smartphones already use this system, but in the case of the Galaxy A70 a 64 Megapixel sensor was used.

The new sensor Samsung

The sensor made by the Korean manufacturer has pixels 1.6 micrometers large and is capable of taking images from the resolution-monstre of 9,248 x 6,936 pixels. The resulting shots can therefore be very "heavy" and get to occupy about 20 megabytes in memory. The ISOCELL sensor, moreover, should allow you to take clearer and more defined images in any light condition. Merit of Smart ISO and Hybrid 3D HDR technologies that allow you to get even more defined and detailed images.

Only the appetizer

But the camera mounted by the Galaxy A70S and Redmi Note could soon be overshadowed by the one installed on a second smartphone also made by Xiaomi. According to the usual well-informed, in fact, the Mi Mix 4 (scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of the year) should be the first smartphone in the world to mount a 108-megapixel sensor. A very high resolution, which will allow you to take perfect pictures in any situation.