There has been speculations regarding the upcoming Xiaomi flagship which is expected to be named the Mi MIX 3. Over the last few days we have seen images showing off its manual sliding mechanism, and now we get to see new leaks.
The Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi will be unveiling its newest Mi MIX series smartphone next week, and, it has now been revealed that the Mi MIX 3 will be the first Xiaomi flagship smartphone to support 960FPS “Super Slow Motion” video recording, something very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
The latest version of the MIUI camera app in the new smartphone will enable users to capture videos at 960FPS. When examining the feature list for the device codenamed “Perseus,” it was found that the device will support this new video recording mode. Going by previous leaks, it is believed that “Perseus” is actually the codename for the Mi MIX 3.
Since the Mi MIX 3 will achieve the slow-motion effect by interpolating from 240FPS to 960FPS, the end result will not be as impressive as Samsung and Sony flagship smartphones regarding overall quality. Latest Samsung flagship smartphones such as the Galaxy Note 9 feature a Sony IMX345 or a Samsung S5K2L2 image sensor, both of which come with dedicated memory to enable 960FPS video recording.
The specified memory will also enable the smartphone to store the high number of frames being captured temporarily before passing them on to the image buffer and then to the onboard storage.
The XDA developers have also found that the Mi Mix 3 will support the frame interpolation technology used by Huawei via its firmware files. The report has found the string SUPPORT_FPS_960 set to “s_f_9” in the MIUI Camera app. Apart from this we also know that the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will have a glass back and support for wireless charging. It is believed that the company will launch a special edition of this smartphone with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
It is claimed that the Mi MIX 3 is likely to be sold in at least a few markets outside China. Though Xiaomi did not bring the Mi MIX 2S to India, we are hopeful of seeing the Mi MIX 3 launch in India soon.