Earlier this month, Xiaomi unveiled the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra and Redmi K30 Ultra to celebrate its tenth anniversary. The Mi 10 Ultra was everything lovers of good hardware were expecting. Moreover, the device came with an advanced camera setup that quickly conquered the DxOMark charts. Xiaomi is proud of this achievement and decided to give in-depth details of the technology behind the camera.
For starters, the main camera brings a 48MP 1/1.32″ sensor capable of doing the on-chip single-frame HDR processing. This camera basically says that some times you don’t need a massive sensor to achieve the best shots. The Pixels here are grouped into three categories: short, medium, and long exposure. Those are merged into an HDR signal as the sensor reads out the image line by line. Worth noting that the Mi 10 Ultra stands as the very first smartphone to record HDR10 video thanks to the on-sensor processing. The device also packs an 8P lens design which is a lens with eight elements. This helps the camera to reduce aberrations in the image. Each element present in the camera makes it harder to develop and costlier.
The developers also stated that achieving the best possible results with the Telephoto was a challenge as well. It’s a 48MP camera featuring the IMX586 sensors. However, it’s too large – 1/2.32″. Xiaomi had to use a D-cut lens to slim the module since to fit into the frame of the handset. D-Cut lenses make optical image stabilization more difficult. However, after several iterations and tests, the company managed to perfectly adapt everything.
The Ultra-Wide angle lens comes with a 128-degrees field of view. It uses a 7P lens again to minimize distortion, especially around the edges. It also works to reduce a possible vignette effect. When the company reduces the distortion in the lens it also improves the resolution. The software adapts the remaining details.
According to the report, Xiaomi used most of the Research & Development teams around the world. The teams in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Najing, Tokyo, Santiago, Bangalore, Paris, and Tampere worked hard to improve the hardware and software of this result. The Mi 10 Ultra is nothing more as a result of the company’s hard work to deliver cutting-edge technologies.
XIAOMI MI 10 ULTRA SPECIFICATIONS
- 6.67-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED 19.5:9 aspect ratio HDR10 + display with 120Hz refresh rate, 1120nit (HBM) / 800nit (Typ) brightness, 5000000:1 (Min) contrast ratio, DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- Octa-Core (1 x 2.84GHz + 3 x 2.42GHz + 4 x 1.8GHz Hexa) Snapdragon 865 7nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 650 GPU
- 8GB LPPDDR5 RAM with 128GB. 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. 12GB LPPDDR5 RAM with 256GB storage. 16GB LPPDDR5 RAM with 512GB UFS 3.1 storage
- Dual SIM (nano + nano)
- MIUI 12 based on Android 10
- 48MP rear camera with 1/ 1.32″ OV48C sensor,1.2μm, f/1.85 aperture, OIS, 8P lens, LED flash. 48MP Sony IMX586 periscope telephoto lens with f/4.1 aperture for 10x optical zoom and 120x digital zoom, OIS. 20MP 128° ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture. 12MP 1/2.6″ 2PD sensor with 1.4um for 2x zoom and portrait, 8k at 24fps, 4k 60fps, 960fps at 1080p
- 20MP front-facing camera
- In-display fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
- USB Type-C audio, Hi-Res audio, Stereo speakers
- Dimensions: 162.38×75.04×9.45mm; Weight: 221.8g
- 5G SA/NSA Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 6 802.11 ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz) 8 x / MU-MIMO. Bluetooth 5.1, GPS (L1 + L5), NFC, USB Type-C
- 4500mAh battery with 120W QC 5 / PD3.0 wired. 50W wireless fast charging, 10w wireless reverse charging