Xiaomi Mi 8 just received this clever Samsung Galaxy S9 camera trick


The Xiaomi Mi 8 is a mid-tier smartphone from the Chinese tech giant that comes in at a reasonable price of £459.

The device packs a 6.21-inch AMOLED display that offers a density of 402-pixels-per-inch.

The panel features a notch at the top that houses the hardware’s front-facing camera and facial recognition technologies.

Mi 8 is powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor that is accompanied by 6GB of RAM and an Adreno 630 GPU.

All of this means the Chinese handset offers speedy performance across Google’s Android operating system.

The Mi 8 comes with dual 12-megapixel sensors on its rear with one acting as the phone’s main lens and the other offering telephoto capabilities.

Although Xiaomi’s handset does not topple premium rivals such as the Google Pixel 3 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro in the camera department, the phone is capable of taking great snaps.

And it appears the device’s rear sensors are now even more useful thanks to a huge update from the Chinese firm.

Xiaomi has announced the Mi 8 has received a night mode that should allow the device to take clearer details in low-light conditions that retain more details.

Moreover, the tech giant added the hardware has also been granted the ability to record in 960-frames-per-second at a 720p resolution.

During the unveiling of the Galaxy S9, Samsung was keen to boast about the Galaxy S9’s ability to perform such a function.

Since the debut of the flagship, a number of other high-profile devices have also touted laudable slow-motion modes.

Announcing the change, Xiaomi said: “Xiaomi has released an update to Mi 8, adding two new camera features to one of Xiaomi’s most popular smartphones for photography.

“One of the two new features is steady handheld night photography that will significantly improve low-light performance; the other is 960fps video recording allowing users to shoot stunning, ultra slow motion clips.

“Both features were previously released along with Mi MIX 3 in October.”

Xiaomi also declared its Mi 8 Pro series is “next on the list” to receive such an upgrade.

However, an exact date for such an update was not clarified.

The Chinese tech firm went on: “Along with Mi 8, the Mi 8 Explorer Edition has also received the two new camera features, and Mi 8 Pro is next on the list.

“The Mi 8 series has been very popular among consumers. Xiaomi shipped more than 6 million Mi 8 series phones in just four months.”

Mi 8 owners should have received a prompt alerting them the camera upgrade is available to download.


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