Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s to get Mi 8 camera firmware, CEO Lei Jun confirms

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s to soon get an upgrade that promises to make it as good as the Mi 8.

  • Published: June 5, 2018 4:55 PM IST

Last week, Xiaomi launched its flagship Mi 8 smartphone in China. Apart from top-of-the-line specifications and features, the highlight of the device is its photographic chops.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 comes with a dual rear camera setup with two 12-megapixel sensors that boast large 1.4-micron pixels and 4-axis optical image stabilization. Up front, there is a 20-megapixel snapper with f/2.0 aperture, and 1.8-micron pixel size.

Interestingly, the bezel-less Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s also boasts a similar camera setup. Due to this similarity, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has said in a Weibo post that the cameras on the Mi MIX 2s will soon be as good as the Mi 8, Gizmochina reports. The company will soon be rolling out a firmware update for the Mi MIX 2s that solely focuses on upgrading the smartphone’s cameras.

Not only does Xiaomi say it is among the best cameras out there, but even DxOMark says so. The camera benchmarking website gave the Mi 8 a score of 99. The smartphone was also able to achieve a photography score of 105. These high scores helps the Mi 8 pip some heavyweights like the Apple iPhone X, Google Pixel 2, Huawei P20 Pro, and the Samsung Galaxy S9+.

Watch: Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s First Look

There is no specific date mentioned for the roll out of this firmware update. In the meantime though, the Mi MIX 2s has received an update that brings with it the May security patch. The update (395MB in size) also brings about a few improvements, and fixes bugs around Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi hotspot, and weather and clock apps.

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  • Published Date: June 5, 2018 4:55 PM IST