Xiaomi Mi 11 uses BlinkAI algorithms for its video night mode, here's a demo

Peter, 29 December 2020

The Xiaomi Mi 11 is the first phone with the Snapdragon 888 chipset. Among other improvements, Qualcomm’s new chip boasts faster performance for AI applications with a total of 26 TOPS of number-crunching power (up from 15 TOPS on the S865).

This was leveraged by BlinkAI whose deep learning software powers the Night Mode in Mi 11’s video camera. Check out a demo below:

Traditional night modes use image fusion, which that can be slow as the sensor needs to capture several frames. BlinkAI’s algorithm uses a neural network to mimic how the human eye works and only needs one frame. This allows it to enhance the image’s detail and vibrancy in just milliseconds.

Here’s another demo showing off how BlinkAI’s Night mode works on the Xiaomi Mi 11. Keep in mind that the phone has a 108 MP main sensor (1/1.33”). That is a lot of data to process, even if binning is used. The Snapdragon 888 seems to be handling it just fine, though.

The Mi 11 will first launch in China on January 1 starting at CNY 4,000. There’s no word on a global launch just yet.

Source | Via


Reader comments

I'm sure it is. And? That doesn't change the fact that google's night mode and BlinkAI booth seem to mess up in exactly the same way. Ios doing even worse doesn't help one bit :-)

IPhone deep fusion mode this year is even worse than last year. Google is way ahead in this department.

Anything can be changed on Android, that's not the point. The point is that from a point and shoot perspective, night mode over exposes and often also messes up the white balance in trying to make it look more like daylight. The end result...

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