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Xiaomi Mobile Software was granted a patent by the European Patent Office as well as the United States Patent & Trademark Office earlier this week, titled ‘camera lens behind the display of a mobile terminal connected to the front side by a light guide’. In other words, the patent sketches show a selfie camera integrated directly into the screen bezel, which features a transparent area for the lens. Read more for the patent sketches and additional information.
Using a modified Mi 11 Ultra, Xiaomi demonstrated its all-new HyperCharge technology, which fully charges the 4000mAh smartphone in just 8-minutes using a 200W wired charger. Need some power in even a shorter time? How about a 50-percent charge in a mere 3-minutes and 23-seconds. Should you have forgotten the charging cable, its 120W wireless charging takes just 15-minutes for full power. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Hate upgrading your smartphone when the hardware gets outdated? Xiaomi’s modular smartphone could be the solution to that problem. A recently uncovered patent from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for an “electronic devices” appear to show sketches of a smartphone-like device that consists of separate modules. In other words, you’ll be able to swap out nearly all sections of it when necessary. Read more for the patent and additional pictures.
Xiaomi officially launched Mi Mix fold, its first foldable smartphone, at their Spring 2021 event. It comes equipped with a large 8.01” WQHD+ resolution flexible internal display and a 6.52” external display, the largest foldable display on any smartphone to date, complete with its own Surge C1 Image Signal Processor optimized for professional photography. However, the coolest feature is its Liquid Lens. Read more for two videos, including the launch and a hands-on.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra has now launched globally, and it’s aimed a photographers. Featuring a pro-grade triple rear camera setup that consists of only “main” cameras – a 50MP Samsung GN2, 48MP Sony IMX586 ultra-wide and 48MP Sony IMX586 telephotom a 20MP in-display selfie camera, and a rear 1.1-inch AMOLED always-on display for notifications, selfie previews, etc. The smartphone’s three cameras support 8K 24fps video, and the main camera supports Staggered-HDR ensuring excellent picture quality and accurate, dynamic light and shadow representation. Read more for the event video and additional information.
Xiaomi is bringing back their line of Mi MIX smartphones and at least one of them will have a new liquid lens camera system that mimics the human eye. How does it work? liquid lens technology passes light through a liquid in order to vary the focal length of the camera, thus the same principle that’s used in the optics of human eyes. This means that smartphone makers won’t have to put separate lenses for telephoto and macro cameras. Read more for a video and additional information.
Available in Black Shark 4 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC), Black Shark 4 Pro (Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC), these gaming smartphones can be configured with a 6.67-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) Samsung E4 Super AMOLED flat display with a 144Hz refresh rate, up to 16GB of 6400MHz LPDDR5 RAM, 512GB of internal UFS 3.1 storage, a triple rear camera system (64MP Sony IMX686, 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro), and a 20MP front-facing selfie camera. Read more for two videos, including an early hands-on review, and additional information.
Xiaomi has just unveiled its first quad-curved waterfall screen concept smartphone. What sets this apart from other devices is its 88° hyper quad-curved screen design that allows visual interfaces to flow over the phone’s surface like water, nearly covering its entire frame. The body contains no ports or buttons, which gives us a preview of futuristic unibody smartphones with a no-port design. To polish glass with a deep 88° bend on four sides, they had to develop their own glass processing equipment, hot bending under 800°C high temperature / pressure, four different polishing tools and more than ten complex polishing procedures. Read more for a video and additional information.
One issue with wireless charging is that current solutions require you to place the device on a pad or stand, that is unless…you’re talking about Xiaomi Mi Air Charge. This new technology doesn’t require any stand, pad or cables, yet is capable of delivering 5W of power to a single device over a distance of a few meters from the self-developed isolated charging pile. The latter of which has has five integrated phase interference antennas that can accurately detect the location of the smartphone. Read more for a video demonstration and additional information.
Xiaomi’s Mi 11 is the first smartphone to use Qualcomm’s all-new Snapdragon 888 chipset, and it’s definitely no slouch. Featuring a 6.81-inch quad-curved QHD+ AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate covered in Gorilla Glass Victus, 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB of internal UFS 3.1 storage, a dual rear camera setup (108MP main + 13MP ultra-wide), a 20MP front-facing selfie camera, and a high-capacity 4,600 mAh battery that can be charged at 55W with a cable, or up to 50W wirelessly. Read more for an early hands-on video review and additional information.