11 October 2019
Xiaomi is found to be working on two new features for upcoming smartphones. These are 120Hz display and 5x telephoto camera. The references to these two features have been found in the beta build of MIUI 11 and it’s pretty clear that we will soon see some product featuring at least one of them, if not both.
The code found in the beta build of MIUI 11 shows that Xiaomi has added a new refresh rate display setting to its interface with entries – 60Hz and 120Hz as options. So, it’s most likely that Xiaomi could launch a phone with a 120Hz display which will be smoother than the 90Hz phones.
The 120Hz displays have been seen featured on Razer Phones and ASUS ROG Phone 2 only. It will be interesting to see the competition growing further.
Also, the folks over at XDA Developers have uncovered code in the most recent versions of the MIUI Camera app that reflects a new camera zoom mode: “Tele 5X.” This likely means Xiaomi will soon come up with a phone that could offer 5X zoom. The keenly-eyed developer has also found a new “ultra tele” feature with the description that says “use 50X zoom to capture distant objects in greater detail.”
Note that Huawei has already launched the P30 Pro earlier this year with 5X optical zoom and 50X digital zoom. And, there’s Oppo Reno 10X Zoom with 50X digital zoom and 10X hybrid optical zoom as well.
There’s no buzz around these two features yet but if these phones or a phone with both the features on, really exist, we will hear more about it soon.