First Xiaomi Mi 5 camera samples are out
The Xiaomi Mi 5 is the latest flagship by big-in-China Xiaomi, one of the world's most valuable startups, and it is a true beast in terms of performance: a 5.2" phone with the Snapdragon 820 system chip, and a starting price of just $310 in China. It also features a refined, stylish design with a metal frame and a beautiful glass or ceramic back (there are two versions).
iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.There is one other important improvement: the Xiaomi Mi 5 camera. With a brand new, 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 sensor, the Mi 5 is able to capture images with rich detail and sharp focus. To help with that is a radical new, 4-axis optical stabilization (OIS) system that Xiaomi demonstrated to work much better than OIS on the
It's important to know that most phones these days feature 2-axis optical stabilization, and very few come with 3-axis, while the 4-axis stabilization on the Xiaomi Mi 5 is particularly impressive as it is able to achieve much better stability, and works even for close shots.
For the camera geeks out there, good news is that the Mi 5 camera sensor has phase-detection pixels for much faster auto focus and it uses deep trench isolation to prevent light from leaking between individual pixels. Xiaomi has shared a few official camera samples that look impressive (unfortunately, no full res images yet).
Then, there is the front camera. It's a 4-megapixel selfie shooter with large, 2-micron pixels (standard phone cameras use smaller, 1.1-micron pixels, but larger pixels can capture more light and are a huge help in getting better low-light pictures).