What are the liquid crystal lenses that promise to revolutionize mobile photography and that will mount the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2021
Xiaomi will present several devices at its mega-event on Monday, but also technologies that will improve mobile photography such as a new sensor (the largest so far in a phone) or an impressive liquid crystal lens systems.
Next Monday at 13:30, Xiaomi will hold a launch event that seems to be beastly at the level of product quantity (Mi 11 Pro, Mi 11 Lite, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi Band 6 …), but that It can also be a framework in which innovation at the level of screens and mobile photography come together.
A few hours ago, the Chinese company confirmed that there will be a new Mi Mix this year, that mobile that a few years ago revolutionized the market with its proposal close to the full screen, but we also know that there will be important innovations at the level of sensors and lenses for photography mobile.
And the thing is, Xiaomi and Samsung have been working on the development of the largest mobile photography sensor at the moment (until the 1 “sensors arrive). It is an ISOCELL GN2 sensor that has Dual Pixel Pro technology, 50 real megapixels and 100 virtual Mpx and a pixel size of 1.4 microns.
Nevertheless, the most interesting thing about this sensor is the sizeas it would be very close to that inch thanks to a size of 1 / 1.12 “. At 50 megapixels and that size, we can expect exceptional low light performance, but also spectacular background blur.
Now, in addition to sensor innovations, Xiaomi will also show its liquid lens proposal at the event. And that makes us wonder what liquid lenses are that Xiaomi itself has confirmed that it will mount the Mi Mix 2021.
In Monday’s event we will know more details about this technology, but basically, and without very technical words, It is a lens that adjusts to collect light in different ways and to fulfill a telephoto, “normal” sensor or macro function. depending on the needs.
According to Agatha Tang, Xiaomi Product PR, is similar to how the human eye works, which is adapted not to give us a zoom (hopefully, the truth), but to improve focus and have a greater precision range than that of fixed or conventional lenses.
In fact, notes that this improved focus in terms of speed and precision It is one of the characteristics of this type of liquid crystal lens.
In this way, mobiles could go from having several camera modules, each with its own sensor, to having a single sensor of much higher quality that collects the information from a series of lenses that behave as macro, wide-angle or telephoto sensors depending on what we need.
To learn more, we will have to wait until Monday, but lovers of photography already have one more excuse to be attentive to the Xiaomi event.