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 goes to imitate the big ones, or that seems to be the case with the leaks we’ve seen from the future flagship of the successful Chinese manufacturer, a Mi Mix 3 smartphone that will be officially launched next Th 25th of October.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 64 GB Negro Dual SIM

The camera will be one among the most vital attractions of the device, which try to surprise in a very high vary that has long sought solutions to the ‘notch’ front. During this case, it looks that Xiaomi opts for a slippy solution without servomotors or automatic parts, however just as effective and impressive.

People have discovered that may be a hidden functionality in the computer code of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, and it looks that the new heavyweight of the Chinese firm would have the capability to record super film video at up to 960 frames per second, placing it in direct competition with Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9 and S9+, Xperia XZ2 or Xperia XZ3, among other phones.

Both Sony and Samsung make the most of the benefits of a DRAM chip integrated within the Sony IMX345 sensing element, an answer that permits storing virtually instantly and briefly massive amounts of information, creating it possible for the detector to capture the 960 frames every second for real.

There is a difference between the solutions implemented by Sony or Samsung and the one developed by the guys from Xiaomi, that in their case use frame interpolation to attain slow motion video while not the need for his camera to capture and store such an outsized variety of pictures.

According to the code strings Xiaomi can alter the option interpolating from 240FPS to 960FPS, then decoding the video at 30FPS to urge the slowmovi result, one thing that would be compatible with the Sony IMX363 sensor mounted on the Mi 8 and POCO F1, and presumably in the Xiaomi Mi 3 smartphone.

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