Xiaomi made headlines late last year when it launched the Mi Note 10, the first phone with a 108MP camera. We also saw the Mi Mix Alpha offer this ultra high resolution sensor, and new evidence suggests the Mi 10 flagship series will offer this camera too.
Back in September, XDA-Developers dug through an update to the MIUI gallery app that introduced 108MP photo support, spotting four code-names for upcoming devices. These four code-names are Tucana, Draco, Umi, and Cmi.
The outlet reported that Tucana and Draco are the Mi Note 10 Pro and Mi Mix Alpha respectively, and it’s now identified Umi and Cmi as the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro respectively.
The firm obtained build.prop files for the Umi and Cmi devices in order to confirm that they were indeed Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi 10 series. These files also confirmed that they were running the Snapdragon 865 chipset.
In other words, it looks like 108MP cameras will be a major part of Xiaomi’s flagship strategy in 2020. This is a sharp contrast to Honor, with an executive previously saying that bigger pixels (rather than more pixels) are the way to go this year.
Nevertheless, we were pretty impressed with the first 108MP phone in our Mi Note 10 camera review. In fact, AA’s own Rob Triggs said it was “well above average” in low light, but still called on readers not to buy into the 108MP hype.
Do you think more pixels are the way to go or fewer, bigger pixels? Give us your pick in the comments!