Mi Mix 2S Camera Will Be As Good As Mi 8 After Update: Xiaomi

While a lot of Smartphones share the same hardware modules, it is usually the software that ends up being the main differentiator between them. This trend is quite common in a lot of phone makers, including Xiaomi.

Such was the case with Xiaomi’s Mi 8 and Mi Mix 2S phones, both of which used similar camera units though recorded different DxOMark scores. In the benchmark test used as the industry standard, the former phone got a score of 105 in still imagery, while the latter earned just 101.

The main difference was in the way the Mi 8 handled low-lighting scenarios, alongside its better optical zoom.

This puts the phone just second on the DxOMark list, behind the Huawei P20 Pro, HTC U12+, Huawei P20 and Samsung S9 Plus, which is obviously high praise.

Upcoming Camera Patch

Now, Lei Jun, the founder and CEO of the company, is announcing that a software package will make sure both the cameras reach the same level of performance. The patch is expected to hit users’ phones in the coming few days.


These Photos Show Off Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S’ Dual Cameras

Both the Mi 8 and Mi Mix 2S come with similar Sony IMX363 sensors on the back, with two 12 MP lenses, and an aperture of f/1.8 and f/2.4 on the two lenses. The pixel size is just 1.4-micron unit, support up to 2X optical zoom, and have a dual-tone LED flash accompanying the phone.

On the video front, the cameras are capable of recording 4K video at 60 frames per second, as well as slow-motion 1080p at 240 fps. It’s safe to conclude that the camera has potential, as it stands.

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