Xiaomi working on phone with 120Hz display and 5X telephoto camera

Michail, 11 October 2019

Two weeks ago we saw news that Xiaomi is working on a phone capable of recording 8K video at 30fps. Now with the first MIUI 11 beta out, the folks over at XDA Devlopers have discovered a refresh rate toggle in the display settings which comes with a 120 Hz option.

This confirms that Xiaomi is indeed working on a phone with the high refresh rate which up until now has only be featured on gaming phones like the two Razer Phones and the Asus ROG Phone II.

Refresh rate toggle in MIUI 11 display settings Refresh rate toggle in MIUI 11 display settings
Refresh rate toggle in MIUI 11 Display settings

In addition to the high refresh rate screen, it seems Xiaomi will also offer improved telephoto sensors on its upcoming devices. The camera app menu in MIUI 11 has revealed support for a new telephoto sensor with 5x optical zoom. In addition to that, there is an ultra-telephoto mode that will offer up to 50x digital zoom.

Ultra-telephoto icon in MIUI 11 camera app

Ultra-telephoto icon in MIUI 11 camera app

As of now, there is no indication that the same phone which will offer 8K video recording at 30fps will also come with the new telephoto camera and 120Hz refresh rate screen. We’re expecting Xiaomi to give out some official clues in the meantime.

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Reader comments

  • davk
  • 16 Oct 2019
  • JbS

Why dont they make an adaptive refresh like in the apple watch ??

  • vyrussu
  • 14 Oct 2019
  • m1%

Mi Mix 1 was first of it's king, a pioneer of full front display, was the phone that started all this madness about full display. Xiaomi didn't copied anything here. Miui is inspired by iOs, yes.

IDEA: I was just thinking guys, if 120Hz and 60Hz can have battery life difference as big as 132 hours vs 114 hours (Source: Asus ROG II Review)..... .... then why shouldn't we have a 30Hz battery saving mode for low to high end phones, in whi...

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