Lei Jun reveals the Xiaomi Mi 9 camera specs on Weibo

Xiaomi Mi 9 is going to be a huge upgrade from last year’s Mi 8 as there are some significant changes, not just in the internals but also in the design. We already know that the bottom chin is now 40% narrower than the Mi 8’s and there is now a smaller waterdrop notch on top. The back now has a triple camera setup, and the phone has an in-screen fingerprint reader.

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Today, the Co-Founder of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, revealed the key specifications of the Xiaomi Mi 9’s camera on his Weibo page. We already know that the primary camera on the rear is a 48MP Sony IMX 586 sensor. But, Lei Jun revealed some detailed specs of each camera.

So, the primary 48MP camera has an f/1.75 aperture, 0.8-micron pixel size & it is a half an inch sensor. There is Pixel binning as well that combines four pixels into one, resulting in a 12MP image with 1.6-micron pixel size.  Unlike the Samsung GM1 sensor, the IMX 586 is truly a 48MP sensor.

The secondary rear shooter is a 12MP Telephoto camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1.0-micron pixel size, and 2X Optical Zoom. It is used mainly for the Portrait Mode images.

There is the third 16MP Wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture, 110-degree FOV, 1.0-micron Pixel size and ability to take 4cm macro shots. We were expecting this third camera to be a 3D ToF sensor, but that might be the case with the transparent version of the Xiaomi Mi 9 that has four rear cameras.

Finally, there is a single 20MP front-facing camera with all the features like Portrait Mode, Beautify and more.

This is the Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition
This is the Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition

Well, now that we know about the Xiaomi Mi 9’s cameras, it would be interesting to know what is special in that Quad Camera setup of the transparent version.


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