Xiaomi teases 108MP camera, likely coming to Mi Mix Alpha

Xiaomi and Samsung confirmed earlier this year that they were teaming up to bring a 108MP camera to a smartphone. Now, it looks like the Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha will indeed be packing this sensor.

The Chinese brand posted a sample on Weibo, showing off the digital zoom capabilities of an upcoming phone. Xiaomi’s post also specifically mentions the “100MP era” (thanks, Google Translate) as well as the 12,032 x 9,024 resolution. The latter roughly equates to a 108MP sensor — check out the sample below.

A sample from a 108MP sensor, likely from the Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha.Xiaomi/Weibo

The level of resolvable detail seems great, but this appears to be in an environment with carefully controlled lighting. And it’s worth noting that full-resolution shots from 48MP and 64MP cameras generally seem to disappoint in anything other than broad daylight. We’ll definitely want to see full-resolution (and pixel-binned) 108MP samples taken in real-world conditions.

So which phone will play host to this camera sensor? Well, the Mi 9 Pro 5G camera specs have already leaked online via China’s TENAA telecommunications body. The Mi 9 Pro 5G is packing a triple rear camera setup, featuring a 48MP main camera, 2x telephoto camera, and presumably an ultra-wide snapper.

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In other words, we’re almost certainly going to see a 108MP camera on the Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha. Both devices are set to be unveiled at an event tomorrow (September 24).

This won’t be the only interesting Mi Mix Alpha feature though, as Xiaomi has also been teasing a rather radical display. The phone screen seems to be a more radical take on the waterfall screen, looking as if it wraps around the sides.

Would you buy a phone with a 108MP camera? Let us know in the comments!

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