Xiaomi CEO shares camera samples of Mi 5s (or whatever it shall be called)

The upcoming release of the Xiaomi Mi 5s has turned into a bit of a guessing game, largely thanks to a company official suggesting on Weibo that there would be no Mi 5s. While some rumors indicate that Xiaomi may instead go with the Mi Note S moniker, the Mi 5s rumors keep coming through, and Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has posted a photo on social media purportedly taken with that very handset. 

The EXIF date of the photo above suggests the upcoming handset was used to capture that particular sunset. With a resolution of 3264 x 2448 -- you can see the full-res shot by clicking the image above -- it has been taken on a 13-megapixel+ camera with f/2.0 aperture, og 1/750 sec shutter speed and ISO 100. 

Reports have suggested the Mi 5s will pack a 16-megapixel shooter with 4-axis OIS, laser focusing and an f/1.8 aperture, though we've also heard that a dual camera setup could be in the offing. With Xiaomi clearly looking to ramp up pre-launch hype, there's always a chance that these conflicting reports are being purposely fed out to keep the device's name -- whatever that is -- on people's lips. Indeed, Lei Jun could even be trolling us with the image shared on social media. 

Whatever the case, we're expecting the Xiaomi Mi 5s / Mi Note S to appear in an official sense on September 27th. The entry-level model -- such as it is -- will likely pack the Snapdragon 821, 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of native storage for the equivalent of $300. There will probably be several other configurations on offer as well

Are you looking forward to this device? Moreover, are you impressed with the low-light snap shared above? Let us know what you make of Xiaomi's next big thing in the comments below.

source: GizChina



1. samgsam15

Posts: 50; Member since: May 09, 2014

Shouldn't that be just 'sample' in the heading?

2. samzkrnd

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

If Xiaomi put 2.5D screen on it then i'm in! This is the only thing lack on mi5 to make it perfect!

3. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

1/750 with iso 100 in low light? unreal.

4. crzykiller

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

How is that low light... Photos of the sunset are definitely not low light. A recent sunset photo taken by my OnePlus 3 is at 100 ISO and 1/2942

5. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

ask PA/Lei Jun.

6. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

That is not low light. If you see from the image, it is metered not on the foreground but the background, thus it has to adjust for the bright sun. That's normal. The sample shows that the camera is quite good, though!

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