The Mi 10 Ultra looks like Xiaomi’s new attempt to chase after the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with a ridiculous sounding 120x zoom camera.
RODENT950 revealed the details of this camera as well as a marketing picture on Twitter. The phone’s lens has a maximum of 120x zoom and 4x optical zoom, although we don’t know the resolution.
The number of megapixels that Xioami uses is important because with a relatively low optical zoom, the Chinese manufacturer will achieve that three-digit maximum zoom by cropping and enlarging the image. Without a large sensor, the 1
hmm 120X zoom, but only 4.xX optical zoom 🙄.Aka similar cropping zoom as S20U pic.twitter.com/W691YHofTYAugust 8, 2020
The camera and name are likely reminiscent of the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which also uses a 48MP 4x telephoto camera with 4x optical zoom to achieve 100x “space zoom” functionality. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra uses a different 12 megapixel telephoto sensor with a maximum of 50x zoom, but 5x optical zoom. We haven’t thoroughly tested the Note 20 Ultra yet, but when we tested the S20 Ultra we found that the zoom camera was significantly less effective when you increased the magnification to over 30x.
The current top of the Xiaomi flagship heap, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, is a great alternative to the regular Android flagship, but one that is hard to find in the US. It is equipped with two telephoto cameras: a 12MP 2x optical zoom “portrait” sensor and an 8MP 10x hybrid zoom telephoto camera. This can mean that we still have two zoom cameras on the Mi 10 Ultra. The new 120x sensor will likely replace the 8MP camera and join the existing 108MP main camera lens.
In terms of specs, expect a Snapdragon 865 chipset or perhaps the new Snapdragon 865 Plus when Xiaomi is ready for ultimate performance. This is then combined with up to 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage based on the benchmark results assumed for that phone.
The Mi 10 Pro has a maximum charging speed of 30W and a curved 6.6-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 90Hz. All of this is a step further than what Samsung is offering for its own ultra phones – a maximum charging power of 45 W and a 6.9-inch AMOLED panel with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. If Xiaomi wants to make the Mi 10 Ultra a real rival, it must also take on these functions or its new phone become a clear one Offer cheaper price.
In the teaser picture, we can see that there are at least two color options – one is a nice shiny silver and the other is black with outlines of the phone’s tech stencil, such as. B. the wireless charging pad, the NFC coil and parts of the camera array. It is certainly a unique look that goes with a premium phone.
Xiaomi is holding an event on August 11th to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its founding, as announced on Weibo by its Vice President Lu Weibing on August 3rd. This would be the ideal time to introduce some great new products like the Mi 10 Ultra. When and when this phone is officially revealed, we will watch to see if this phone will really be the new champion of the smartphone zoom camera.