The camera setup on the Mi Mix 2S and the Mi 8 is identical but as per DxOMark scores, the Mi 8 performs better.
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Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Jun, has confirmed that the dual camera setup on the Mi Mix 2S will soon be upgraded to match the one on the Mi 8. Xiaomi recently announced a bunch of new devices at its 8th anniversary event, keeping their flagship Mi 8 in the limelight. The smartphone is the company’s first device to sport a notch on top of the display, support 3D face recognition and a dual rear camera setup, which has received an overall score of 99 on DxOMark, surpassing the iPhone X, Google Pixel 2. However, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S also comes with the same camera setup as the Mi 8, but its optical prowess slightly lags behind with an overall DxOMark score of 97.
The optics on the Mi 8 and the Mi Mix 2S are exactly the same and they both differ in the software that is utilising the sensors for capturing photographs. The camera on both devices has a f/1.8 12MP wide angle and a f/2.4 12MP telephoto lens with a 1.4-micron pixel Sony IMX363 sensor and dual pixel autofocus (dual PADF). The camera app on both the devices are equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) based features like scene recognition, auto colour level correction and more. There is also face recognition, bokeh mode and more. However, the Mi 8’s camera app most likely has the same features, but can perform better in low-light conditions and while taking optically zoomed shots. The camera upgrade for the Mi Mix 2S is expected to be rolled out soon via an OTA update.
As mentioned earlier, Xiaomi recently launched the Mi 8 smartphone in China. The company also announced the Mi 8 Explorer Edition, which sports a transparent rear panel, and a smaller, less powerful variant, the Mi 8 SE. The Mi 8 has been priced at 2699 yuan (Rs 28,460 approx) for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage model and is priced at 2999 yuan (Rs 31,620 approx) and 3299 yuan (Rs 34,785 approx) for the 128GB and 256GB storage versions respectively.
The Mi 8 sports a 6.21-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 platform. It runs on MIUI 9, which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo but the company has promised an MIUI 10 update soon. The notch on the front of the device houses a 20MP camera sensor, a proximity sensor, an earpiece, infrared lighting and an infrared lens. The last two pieces of equipment enable a user to unlock the Mi 8 using its IR Face Unlock feature and the Mi 8 Explorer Edition using 3D Face Unlock. The Mi 8 also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and is backed by a 3400mAh battery.
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