Next-gen Xiaomi cameras may have up to 50X digital zoom

MIUI 11 may refer to next-gen Xiaomi camera technology. (Source: MIUI)
MIUI 11 may refer to next-gen Xiaomi camera technology. (Source: MIUI)
Xiaomi phones may be upgraded to telephoto lens capable of as much as 50X digital zoom in the near future. Furthermore, their optical zoom specs may improve considerably in the same generations. This rumor has srung from alleged findings that code in MIUI 11 outlines these functions.
Deirdre O Donnell,

According to some new potential leaks, Xiaomi may have phones with 50X digital zoom and 5X optical zoom in the works. This is in accordance with a recent XDA report on the analysis of the native camera app found in MIUI 11, a new version of a software skin based on Android 10.

The correspondents in question claim to have found provisions for 2 new modes in this app: "Tele 5X" and "Ultra Tele". The latter is allegedly linked to descriptive text reading: “use 50X zoom to capture distant objects in greater detail”. Furthermore, the blog claims to have found provision for 8K recording at 30 frames per second, something that may be supported by the upcoming Snapdragon 865 SoC.

As Xiaomi does indeed have access to 108MP image sensors, these next-level camera features just may be plausible. However, there are no guarantees that they will all arrive in the same phone - should they exist, of course. Then again, their various combinations would make nice additions to future devices also rumored to incorporate 120 hertz displays and under-display selfie cameras.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-10-13 (Update: 2019-10-13)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.