During my time with the Mi 10i, I learned a lot about the camera. Among other things, I learned that it has a 16-megapixel selfie snapper, a 108-megapixel sensor, and the ability to do split-screen multitasking. I also learned that it can do digital zoom and that it has a floating window option.
Earlier this year, Xiaomi announced a 108-megapixel sensor in their Mi 10i. This was the first phone to feature this sensor in the Indian market. It’s also the first phone to be priced below 50,000 rupees.
However, the 108-megapixel sensor in the Mi 10i camera is not the largest in the world. While it’s certainly bigger than the Google Pixel’s 4 1/2.55-inch sensor, it’s not the largest in the smartphone market. That’s still the Huawei P40 Pro, which currently has the largest sensor.
In order to take a 108-megapixel photo, the camera has to process 100% of the image. This means the camera will be wasting a good 20MB of file size. Then, you have to crop the image completely to get to its full resolution.
16-megapixel selfie snapper
Previously, we had seen Xiaomi launching the Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G, and its new rebrand, the Mi 10i, is set to launch in India on January 5. The phone is expected to feature a 16-megapixel selfie snapper. However, the exact make of the sensor is unknown. The landing page on Xiaomi’s website indicates that the phone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor. This could be paired with up to 6GB or 8GB of RAM.
The phone will also feature an IR blaster and stereo speakers. In addition to the 16-megapixel selfie snapper, the Mi 10i will also feature a 108-megapixel sensor and a 2-megapixel macro lens.
The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, on the other hand, has an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera. It also has a 4300mAh battery. It is also available in two storage variants: a base model with 3GB RAM and a higher-end model with 4GB RAM.
Digital zoom options
Optical zoom has been a major challenge for smartphones for years. Companies have used digital zoom and hybrid zoom techniques to improve the performance of their telephoto lens. The Huawei P30 Pro uses a 3x telephoto lens and the Mate 20 series uses a 5x hybrid zoom.
While these cameras are good for point-and-click shots, they lack the dynamic range of true optical zoom. Fortunately, the Mi 10i camera does a good job of producing crisp, colorful, and detailed photos when taken in natural light.
The Mi 10i features an 8MP ultra-wide sensor and a 7P lens. These sensors combine four pixels into one, blurring the background to create sharp, bright photos. The camera also uses a long exposure mode and uses AI moon patterns.
Floating window option
The floating window option on Mi 10i camera is one of the new features of the Mi 10i and MIUI 12.5. A floating window is a feature that allows you to open an app in a floating window. This window is layered over other apps and can be accessed from the notification bar. You can launch this feature using different gestures. You can access this feature by long-pressing a notification.
The latest MIUI 10 update includes the March 2019 Android security patch, AI Camera modes, and a floating window for incoming calls when games are running. You can also side-load the Google Camera APK and use advanced editing tools to capture RAW images.
To open a floating window, long-press a notification. You can also launch it from the recent apps menu. Once you are done, you will see a floating window icon in the notification shade. To minimize the window, you can drag it to the bottom of the corner of the screen.
Split screen multiple tasking
XIAOMI Mi 10i camera is equipped with a split screen feature which allows users to run two apps at the same time. There are two ways to enable the feature. One way is by long pressing the home button. The other is by clicking the multitasking button.
In order to use the split screen feature, the first app must be opened. The app will appear in the top half of the screen, and the second app will appear in the lower half of the screen. The app can be chosen from the app drawer, or the app can be opened from the home screen.
Once the app is open, the user can swipe left or right to view the second app. The user can also swipe left or right to exit the split screen. Once exiting the split screen, the user can open the app in full-screen mode.