The secondary camera is a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle sensor with 117-degree field of view (FOV), f/2.2 aperture, and auto-focus support. It has a 6-element lens setup, 1.0 micron pixel size, and employs what Xiaomi calls a ‘closed loop motor’. Xiaomi claims that the ultra-wide angle camera supports 4cm macro photography, which means the camera can lock focus at a distance of 4cm from the subject and capture more detail. Xiaomi co-founder, Lin Bin, revealed in a Weibo post that the sensor utilises an anti-distortion algorithm.
The third camera is a 12-megapixel sensor with a telephoto lens that supports 2x optical zoom with 1 micron pixel size, f/2.2 aperture with autofocus and again a 6-element lens configuration. Selfies, on the other hand, will be handled by a 20-megapixel front camera with AI beautification features onboard. Additionally, the company has also revealed that the triple rear camera module is protected by a layer of sapphire glass that is claimed to be extremely durable and resistant to scratches.
The official Xiaomi Facebook account has also revealed that the Mi 9 comes with Laser Autofocus technology, which utilises a combination of PDAF and CDAF. Additionally, the Chinese smartphone-maker has also shared that the Mi 9’s chin is just 3.6mm thin and is reportedly 40% slimmer than the one on the Xiaomi Mi 8.
Furthermore, Xiaomi co-founder Lin Bin has shared an image of the upcoming smartphone’s space grey colour option flaunting a glossy finish. Xiaomi has so far showcased the Mi 9 in three colour options – a pink gradient model, a blue gradient version, and now the space grey variant. Xiaomi has already confirmed a few other important details such as Snapdragon 855 SoC powering the flagship and the presence of an in-display fingerprint sensor. All that remains now is for the company to officially unveil the smartphone at an event on February 20, 2019.