Xiaomi Yi 2 with 4K video recording coming soon


Xiaomi’s Yi, despite having spent quite some time on the market, is still quite a ‘hot’ choice among action camera seekers. That said, Xiaomi has been known to be working on a successor to the Yi. More details about it have just surfaced, courtesy the Yi Technology website — i.e., the company that makes the Yi for Xiaomi.

The biggest update that the Yi will undergo is video resolution — it’ll now have a 4K compatible camera. The existing Xiaomi Yi does have a ‘hack’ that allows you to use a higher reclusion, but nothing like having native support. 4K will be possible thanks to the Sony IMX377 sensor that the Yi 2 will have on board.

According to sources, the next-gen Xiaomi Yi will come with a  2.19-inch touchscreen display with Gorilla Glass on top, while the lens is upgraded to 160-degrees from the 155-degrees of the current model. Moreover, a 1400mAh battery will fit inside the chassis of the Yi 2 to give it a recording life of up to 110 minutes on a single charge. What do you expect from Xiaomi’s 2nd-gen action camera?

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8 Comments

  1. Jay
    May 5, 2016

    Nice update.

    How I wish they’d stop watermarking the “Yi” logo.

  2. Jay
    May 5, 2016

    Nice update.

    How I wish they’d stop watermarking the “Yi” logo.

  3. metalboyz
    May 5, 2016

    Well, the addition for the screen in action camera is a let down for me.
    If i want a camera with a screen, i would go for mirrorless cam rather than action cam.

  4. metalboyz
    May 6, 2016

    Well, the addition for the screen in action camera is a let down for me.
    If i want a camera with a screen, i would go for mirrorless cam rather than action cam.

  5. Jan ยาน
    May 6, 2016

    The question is not what’s the max. resolution. The question is what’s the max. frame rate for any supported resolution.

    According to the spec sheet for the SoC:

    http://www.ambarella.com/uploads/docs/A9SE-Product-Brief.pdf

    The fps max. values are:
    1440p60
    1080p120
    720p240
    which is quite behind the competitors

    • Sere83
      May 6, 2016

      What competitors? Not sure any company is selling an action cam better speced with a better sensor and app than this at the same price or less.

  6. Jan ยาน
    May 6, 2016

    The question is not what’s the max. resolution. The question is what’s the max. frame rate for any supported resolution.

    According to the spec sheet for the SoC:

    http://www.ambarella.com/uploads/docs/A9SE-Product-Brief.pdf

    The fps max. values are:
    1440p60
    1080p120
    720p240
    which is quite behind the competitors

    • Sere83
      May 6, 2016

      What competitors? Not sure any company is selling an action cam better speced with a better sensor and app than this at the same price or less.