Xiaomi held a presentation of new gadgets yesterday. It was led by the head of the company, Lei Jun, and for the first hour of the event, it was filled with a sense of nostalgia, recalled how it all began and boasted of his latest successes. Despite the fact that the event itself took place in Chinese, the audience felt the spirit of the greatness and power of Xiaomi.
The protagonist of the presentation was Xiaomi Mi Mix 4, and with its release the company made a clever move, bypassing Samsung by a day with the announcement of a smartphone with a sub-screen camera. The company needed a resonance, and it wanted to spoil Samsung’s party. And it succeeded.
From a technical point of view, the main feature of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 is the camera; which is available under the screen. It is a 20MP sensor, 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel. Interestingly, at the presentation itself, the head of the company did not hit the camera with praises of the quality of photos. Much more attention was on to the technology itself and its implementation.
Here are photo samples of the sub-screen front camera of Xiaomi Mi Mix 4
The first reviews of Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 appeared on the net. True, a number of specialized websites decided to bypass the quality of selfies and the entire focus of the reviews was shifted towards describing the technology, and not the result that it ultimately gives. But still, there were those who posted examples of photos on the front-facing Xiaomi Mi Mix 4.
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The first thing worth noting is that it was not possible to make the camera completely invisible. Nevertheless, the zone with its location at a certain angle is visible, but not very clear. If we talk about the quality of photographs; then a number of publications agreed that, by modern standards, the quality of the images is still weak. The miracle did not happen, the quality of the photos is at the level of the available devices. The pictures are blurry, there are problems with detail and color reproduction. Indoors or when there is a lack of light, you definitely cannot count on good shots.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 comes in Ceramic Gray, Ceramic White and Ceramic Black colors, and costs 4,999 yuan $ 770, $ 817, $ 894 and $ 971 for 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB, 12GB+256GB and 12GB+512GB, respectively. The phone is now available to order and will go on sale in China starting from August 16th.