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Xiaomi Mi 5s camera samples showcase potential of the Sony IMX378 sensor

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After quite a lengthy build-up, Xiaomi officially announced the Mi 5s and 5s Plus yesterday. The standard Mi 5s mightn't have a dual camera setup like the Plus model, but judging by the first camera samples, its Sony IMX378 sensor packs quite a punch. 

There are 26 images in total, which can be seen in the gallery below. They have not been compressed in any way, so you can check out all of the finer details courtesy of the zoom tools. Resolutions range from 4000 x 3000 (12-megapixel) to 3264 x 2488 (8-megapixel). 

Incidentally, the Mi 5s' Sony camera hardware is rumored to adorn the forthcoming Pixel duo from Google. The Xiaomi device's 1.55μ pixel, 1/2.3-inch sensor touts a strong low-light performance, and these samples do seem to back this up. However, keep in mind that these are professionally-captured shots taken in conditions to showcase the Mi 5s and its shooter in a favorable light, so to speak. There's nothing wrong with this, of course, but your personal point-and-shoot experiences may vary. 

If you're looking for a high-end smartphone with a decent rear camera, the Mi 5s may just float your boat. Check out the samples below, and be sure to let us know of your thoughts in the comments.

source: Xiaomi via GizmoChina

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