Xiaomi launched its first gimbal for smartphones in China today, June 13. It is a 3-axis gimbal that’s launched under the company’s sub-brand Mijia.
The Chinese tech giant has previously launched an action camera attached to a gimbal, which has been an accessory to its Ninebot Plus. The brand has also launched a 3-axis gimbal via Mijia, which was dedicated for the affordable 4K action camera. This makes the new gimbal the first one for the smartphones.
The gimbal sports a design similar to the one launched for the camera. The Xiaomi 3-axis smartphone gimbal offers stabilization for not just phones, but action cameras as well. There are a full closure servo system and high precision attitude sensors that together contribute in real-time stabilization with 0.03-degree accuracy.
For a smartphone to be conveniently attached to the gimbal, it may have a maximum weight of 200 grams and a maximum width of 86mm. The gimbal can be paired with its correspondent app for time-lapse photography. It also bears an option to quickly activate the selfie mode.
The Xiaomi Mijia gimbal for smartphones has the ability to auto-follow the selected subject like other existing popular gimbals. Once selected, it can auto follow across 360 degrees.
One major highlight of the gimbal is the battery that has 5,000mAh capacity, offering juice of up to 16 hours at a stretch after one full charge. Furthermore, it can be used for charging your smartphone, possessing support up to 5V/1.5A output.
It can be additionally attached to a tripod too, thanks to the ¼-inch standard screw on the bottom edge. The gimbal with the large battery and the polycarbonate shell weighs 476 grams. It is priced affordably at 599 Yuan or about $93 or Rs.6,300.
Previously launched gimbals of Xiaomi didn’t make it outside the Chinese market, at least not yet. But users will expect that a more affordable model, that too for smartphones and with a quick-launch selfie mode option, should make way outside of China. Xiaomi may bring it to India next, but we’ll have to wait for official confirmations. Stay tuned!