Smartphones are lastly matching 2012’s Nokia 808 in digicam sensor dimension

Following a leak in February, Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Extremely went official at present. This cellphone’s major declare to fame is the inclusion of a second show tucked away within the digicam bump. Plus, now that the official specs are out, we will see that “world’s largest digicam bump” additionally homes one of many world’s largest smartphone digicam sensors, the Samsung GN2.

The bottom specs are on the excessive finish for a high-end 2021 Android cellphone: a 120 Hz, 6.81-inch, 3200×1440 entrance OLED show; a Snapdragon 888; 12GB of RAM; 256GB of storage; IP68 mud and water resistance; Android 11 with MIUI; and a 5000 mAh battery. Xiaomi affords 67 W wired and wi-fi charging, which, together with OnePlus, is a tier above most different telephones. Xiaomi touted the 5000 mAh battery as being a “silicon-oxygen” battery, though the corporate didn’t level to any critical profit from its new battery method. There’s additionally Wi-Fi 6E, which tremendously expands the capability of Wi-Fi by including 6 GHz spectrum alongside the prevailing 2.four Ghz and 5 GHz bands.

On the again, you get a 1.1-inch, 126×294 show with contact help. Xiaomi says the rear show helps an always-on show mode displaying the time, date, and notifications. It may well additionally act as a tiny viewfinder for rear-camera selfies. There are three rear cameras, however the massive information is that the primary digicam contains a Samsung GN2 sensor. It is a big 50 MP, 1/1.12″ sensor, with a 1.4μm pixel dimension and quad pixel binning. The 1/1.12″ sensor dimension means fashionable smartphones are lastly beginning to match the Nokia 808’s {hardware}, a groundbreaking digicam cellphone launched all the way in which again in 2012. The 808 additionally had a 1/1.12″ sensor with a 1.4μm pixel dimension, and regardless of being 9 years outdated, it is nonetheless capable of stand as much as fashionable gadgets.

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