Xiaomi creates an in-house camera division to improve image quality

Peter, 14 May 2018

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun sent an internal email (which promptly leaked) that details the creation of an in-house camera department. Jun considers photography one of the most important features of modern smartphones and this division will allow future Mi and Redmi phones to better compete with the top brands.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S (the first dual camera phone in the Mix series) already scores pretty high on the DxO charts achieving a final score of 97 and a photo score of 101. With a dedicated team working on improving image quality, Xiaomi will be able to get even better.

The leaked email detailing Xiaomi's camera division
The leaked email detailing Xiaomi's camera division

The formation of this camera division is likely too late for the Mi 7 to benefit, but even so the rumored camera specs sound pretty impressive: a dual 16MP camera with f/1.7 aperture and 4-axis OIS. The secondary camera will offer 2x optical zoom.

Source (in Chinese)


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So sad... Asahi and Pentax used to make excellent reflex cameras -

Xiaomi after the Mi 5s always equipped their mid to hi-end line with dual camera with smaller sensor which is no good.

  • thiago

Too late for Mi 7 ??? How could it be too late for MI 7? It does not make sense Mi Mix 2S to take advantage of the improvements of this new division, being that it has already been released, and MI 7 does not take advantage, and it has not been rele...