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Mi Mix 4 underdisplay selfie-camera confirmed in live photos

The Mi Mix 4 has leaked showing an under-display selfie camera. (Source: Slashleaks)
The Mi Mix 4 has leaked showing an under-display selfie camera. (Source: Slashleaks)
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 could be the first smartphone to market with an under-display selfie camera if leaked photos of the device in the wild are accurate. In fact, based on what is shown in the photos, the Mi Mix 4 might have two under-display cameras possibly one regular and one with a wide-angle lens, although it might be a sensor.
Sanjiv Sathiah,

Xiaomi has been turning it on of late when it comes to delivering cutting-edge smartphone design and technology. The Mi Mix Alpha Concept Phone, which will be available late this year in limited quantities, completely re-writes the rules for the candy bar smartphone form factor by adopting a wraparound display. Now it looks like the company could be first to market with the first under-display selfie camera on a smartphone if leaked live photos of the Mix 4 are accurate.

We know that under-display camera technology is high on the list of features smartphone makers are trying to bring to market with Oppo demonstrating the technology earlier this year, while Essential and Apple are also said to be investigating the tech. Xiaomi also revealed that it has busy at work on integrating the technology into a smartphone as their explanation of the technology below demonstrates.

Until now, all-display smartphones have either had to integrate a mechanical pop-up camera or resorted to notches and display cut outs to integrate a selfie camera while trying to maximize screen real estate. If under-display camera technology works as advertised, it would help solve this dilemma once and for all. However, we don’t expect it to be perfect in the initial iterations, much like under-display finger-print readers, and there are hints in the photos that Xiaomi mightn’t be all the way there yet with the cameras seemingly visible through the display.

Mi Mix 3 on sale now at Amazon

How Xiaomi's under-display selfie-camera tech works. (Source: Xiaomi)
How Xiaomi's under-display selfie-camera tech works. (Source: Xiaomi)
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-10-31 (Update: 2019-11- 1)
Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - News Editor - 1176 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN/Electronista, and now NotebookCheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to site and its readership.