First Xiaomi Mi 4c camera samples show what its Sony IMX258 sensor is capable of
Xiaomi keeps breaking its own value-for-money records, with the latest entrant in that category, the Mi 4c. This jolly polycarbonate contraption features breathtaking specs for its $205 price, such as a Snapdragon 808 chipset, 5" 1080p display, and a 13MP/5MP camera duo.
Not only that, but Xiaomi equipped it with a phase-detection autofocus system, making it one of the most affordable devices to feature this fraction-of-a-second shooting enhancement. Depending on the batch that comes off the conveyor belt, the Mi 4c is equipped with a 13MP primary sensor that is produced either by Sony (IMX258) or Samsung (the S5K3M2).
The kicker is that Sony's IMX25X sensors are one of its newest creations, with a fresh pixel-making technology that allows for some lightning fast shots and low amounts of noise. Thanks to the vast Weibo blogosphere, we now have the first camera samples from a Mi 4c handset, demonstrating what this Sony sensor can do at that price range, check them out below.