Xiaomi Penta, 5 cameras in a phone.

Xiaomi insinuates telephone with five cameras

Once again Xiaomi wanted to surprise us, because this time, through the product manager of the company, shared on the social network Weibo a photo that is giving us something to talk about. It is a photo that shows other smartphones of the brand, made by an unknown phone, and accompanied by a good watermark, say, intriguing, and that has unleashed a multitude of rumors about its provenance.

Xiaomi Penta

We do not know what they mean by Penta, we know many other things, for example we know that the AI of the photo is synonymous with artificial intelligence, and the part representing penta remains a mystery, remains as something that comes accompanied by five elements, as an achievement reached the fifth time more or less, in this case, the fifth in a series of smartphone devices.

The logo is quite direct when mentioning the camera, then we understand that the smartphone that made the photo has five cameras or then some resource that involves software based on AI has five intelligent functions or image processing, or the same is only the fifth edition of some of its devices, the same is simply the number of beers that the marketing director drank yesterday, but the advertising campaign is working.

Five-camera phones

Although it might seem it wouldn’t be strange if Xiaomi was preparing a model with five cameras in the back, especially after the confirmation that Nokia will launch Nokia PureView 9 with the same amount of lenses during the MWC in Barcelona, so Xiaomi wouldn’t be the first.

In the case of Xiaomi, which sometimes launches several products in a single month, it’s very hard to imagine what the mysterious device would be like, if we’re talking about the Xiaomi Mi 9, the new Xiaomi Note 7 or who knows if a new device, which I’m going to call Penta.

There is one last detail that has made the rumors go even further. The most curious thing is that the publication was erased by the executive after the repercussion in the press about the possibility of that future Xiaomi Penta, five cameras, whatever it is, soon we will know.


Super Slow Motion camera in Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

Super Slow Motion (960FPS) in Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 camera

Xiaomi is going to imitate the big ones, or at least that appears to be the case with the leaks we’ve seen from the next flagship of the successful Chinese manufacturer, a Mi Mix 3 smartphone which will be officially presented next weekday 25th of October.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 64 GB Negro Dual SIM

The camera can be one of the foremost important attractions of the device, that try to surprise in a high vary that has long sought solutions to the ‘notch’ front. In this case, it looks that Xiaomi opts for a sliding solution with lack of servomotors or automatic components, however even as effective and impressive.

Much is expected of the new Mi Mix 3, and in fact it is the differential range of a Xiaomi that finally dared to break the hegemony of the greats with this range of terminals that will soon release its third iteration from one of the Xiaomi flagships

People have discovered that there is a hidden practicality within the software of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, and it seems that the new heavyweight of the Chinese firm would have the capacity to record super slow motion video at up to 960 frames per second, inserting it in direct competition with Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9 and S9+, Xperia XZ2 or Xperia XZ3, among other mobile phones.

Both Sony and Samsung benefit of the advantages of a DRAM chip integrated within the Sony IMX345 sensor, a solution that allows storing nearly in a flash and temporarily massive amounts of information, creating it potential for the device to capture the 960 frames every second for real.

There is a distinction between the solutions enforced by Sony or Samsung and also the one developed by the people from Xiaomi, who in their case use frame interpolation to attain slow motion video without the need for his camera to capture and store such an outsized number of images.

According to the code strings Xiaomi will alter the option interpolating from 240FPS to 960FPS, so playing the video at 30FPS to induce the slow motion result, one thing that will be compatible with the Sony IMX363 sensing element mounted on the Mi 8 and POCO F1, and presumably in the Xiaomi Mi 3 smartphone.

As if this were not enough, and on condition that the code is already implemented in the Xiaomi camera app, someone has managed to activate it in his Xiaomi to point out us that though it is useful, the video is not really recorded at 960FPS.