Xiaomi has announced the launch of its next flagship smartphone, the Mi CC9 Pro, scheduled for November 5th. The main attraction of this new smartphone will be its Penta camera configuration, which will be led by the new Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX image sensor with an effective resolution of 108 megapixels.
Now, Xiaomi product manager for the CC product line, Lao Wei, in a Weibo publication, has shown ISOCELL HMX’s size difference compared to standard sensors, as well as image samples supposed to come from this sensor.
Starting with the appearance of the difference in size, it was said that the Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX measured 1 / 1.7 inches, at the time of the presentation. Wei’s publication indicates that it shows the size of the HMX compared to a “standard” 12-megapixel sensor, with no reference to the manufacture and construction of the said sensor.
Although this makes the comparison somewhat ambiguous, the use of the term “standard” suggests that the comparison is made with a typical portable image sensor, which, in its reference design, had an output resolution of 12 megapixels and a size of Sensor 1 / 2.3 inches.
If this is true, the Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX would be 35% larger than the “standard” image sensor normally used in cameras.
With the arrival of the pixel pool and high-density pixel sensors, such as the Sony IMX586 (the most-used 48-megapixel sensor) and Samsung’s own ISOCELL Bright GW1, the size of the smartphone’s image sensors have become bigger and bigger over time.
The aforementioned sensors measured 1/2 inch diagonally and now, with the arrival of even more dense sensors, it seems that this will change.
However, claiming that the 108-megapixel Xiaomi image sensor is the largest ever used in a smartphone seems like an inappropriate name.
The Mate 30 Pro, recently introduced by Huawei, has a Cine sensor with an output resolution of 40 megapixels and a size of 1 / 1.54 inches. Currently, the sensor is almost 50 percent larger than a traditional smartphone image sensor and more than 10 percent larger than the Xiaomi high-resolution sensor.
The reason why this is important is that, in the images, a larger sensor size (even with a lower pixel count and density) will provide the light capture diodes with a larger surface area to capture the Image to capture and expose the image to a larger frame as the image gets larger The closure is open.
This inherently leads to sharper details, a greater dynamic range of colors, textures, and shadows, and especially to the ability to extend the practical limit in low light conditions and determine how much you can record in difficult lighting conditions.
This is achieved with a larger image sensor and, as a result, smartphone cameras, which generally rely on computer-assisted photography techniques to compensate for optical defects, receive exactly what they had previously missed.
The result is that while the examples of images (supposedly taken directly from the camera of the Mi CC9 Pro) look sharp, they are not as exceptional in terms of detail and low light capacity.
The Xiaomi product manager also seems to have used a smaller sensor than the average 12-megapixel sensor, as it has also developed sensors only 1/5 inch in size due to the limited space of the smartphone.
Therefore, it seems advisable to be cautious as to how the 108 megapixel camera affects smartphone photography and if it really manages to beat the Apple iPhone 11 Pro and Google Pixel 4 in the effective output quality achieved through improvisation of software, More details remain, all of which must be known when Mi CC9 Pro is launched on November 5th.
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Vivo Z5i specifications and pricing leaked; Launching soon in China
The Vivo Z5i will feature a triple rear camera configuration with a combination of 16 megapixel, 8 megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors.
It seems that Vivo is preparing to launch a new smartphone under the Z series, called Vivo Z5i. This is the same smartphone that appeared in TENAA with all its specifications with the model number of Vivo V1941A / T last month.
A list from China Telecom revealed that the Vivo V1941A phone is the Vivo Z5i. The list of China Telecom reveals that the Vivo Z5i is sold at a price of 1998 Yuan and will be available in the colors Agate Black, Spar Blue, and Jade Porcelain Green.
According to the list, the phone was to be launched in China on November 1st. As the date has already passed, it can become official in the next few days.
Based on previously filtered TENAA specifications, the Vivo Z5i will feature a 6.53-inch display with Full HD + 1080 x 2340 pixel resolution and a 19.5: 9 aspect ratio. It will be powered by the Octa- Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 core This works at 2.0 GHz.
The Vivo phone will have 4GB / 6GB / 8GB of RAM variants with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage. It will have an expandable memory with a microSD card slot. The phone will have a fingerprint sensor on the back.
The Vivo Z5i will feature a triple rear camera configuration with a combination of 16 megapixel, 8 megapixel, and 2-megapixel sensors. There will be a front camera of a 16-megapixel sensor. It will run under the Android 9 Pie operating system with a Funtouch user interface layer and the battery capacity will be 4,920 mAh. The phone measures 162.15 x 76.47 x 8.69 mm and weighs 193 grams.
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Google Pixel 4, Pixel four XL Customers Complain of Clicking Noise in Snap chat, Instagram Video clips
The Google Pixel series is famous for all the problems it faces right after its launch. The Pixel 4 series does not look different, as some users of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have begun to report a problem with clicks or cracks in recorded videos through third-party applications such as Snapchat and Instagram.
However, it is important to keep in mind that videos recorded in the normal “video” mode of the standard camera application are not affected.
The problem only occurs with third-party applications, as well as in the augmented Playground-AR mode of the Google Camera application.
On the Google Pixel Phone Help website, several users claim that there is a clicking noise every half second to a second in the videos in question, and one user compares the sound with that of a metronome.
Although an expert on Google product forums has aggravated the problem, he blamed the problem on third-party applications.
Fortunately, he wrote that this could be a software problem and could easily be solved with a software update. The expert also invited interested people to submit their comments.
Users can contact the Google Pixel team directly by selecting the Settings menu, clicking on About phone and selecting “Send comments on this device.” So, for now, Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL users should expect a software update.
In addition to solving the noise problem in the videos, the update should also correct the problem of adjusting the white balance in the camera application, as previously reported by some social media users.
If a product or expert service on the Google solution discussion boards took up the challenge, it blamed the dilemma on third-party apps.
Fortunately, he wrote that this could be a software problem and could easily be fixed with a software update. The expert’s publication also invited those concerned to send suggestions.
Users can contact the Google Pixel team directly by selecting the Settings menu, clicking About mobile phone and selecting “Send feedback on this device”. So, for the moment, buyers of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL should wait for a software update.
In addition to solving the problem of noise in the videos, the update should also correct the situation of adjustment of the white harmony in the application of the digital camera, as previously indicated by some end users of social networks.
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Samsung’s Galaxy Book Flex and Ion laptops boast QLED screens and 10th-gen Intel CPUs
During this year’s SDC (Samsung Developer Conference), the company introduced two new laptops: Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion. Each model is available in two variants: 13 “and 15”. All have some common outstanding features.
First and foremost, the Flex and Ion have QLED Full HD screens (1920 x 1080 pixels), and although Samsung claims that these are the first QLED screens on the market, there are some previous implementations of the technology in the notebook market.
AU Optronics has been producing quantum dot panels for some time, which is in the first iterations of Acer Predator laptops.
However, these QLED panels seem to be superior as they have a maximum brightness of 600 nits, which is truly impressive. The 13- and 15-inch screens in Galaxy Book Flex and Ion also seem to be suitable for outdoor use.
Both devices are compatible with Samsung Wireless PowerShare and can charge their Qi-compatible devices through the touch panel. We wonder if this means you can not use the touch panel while charging your device.
The AKG stereo speakers are also on the menu.
Galaxy Book Flex
The 13-inch Flex comes in a 1.15-kg package with the latest 10th-generation Intel Core chips (Ice Lake), integrated graphics, up to 16GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 1TB PCIe NVMe -SSD delivered.
For additional security, the device has a fingerprint reader.
The name derives from the 360-degree rotating screen, which is also a touch screen and is compatible with S-Pen. The connectivity is also not overlooked: 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports and microSD card slot.
Inside there is a generous 69.7 Wh battery.
Galaxy Book Ion
As we mentioned before, the Ion series is also available in two versions: 13 “and 15”. The 13-inch weighs 30 g less than a kilogram, while the 15-inch version can go up to 1.26 kg with a discrete GPU.
The 10th-generation Intel Comet Lake chips will drive, while the 15-inch model will be equipped with a GPU Nvidia GeForce MX250 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory.
Memory configurations can be up to 16 GB DDR4 and up to 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD in both cases. However, the 15-inch does not have an additional free SODIMM slot for another 16 GB RAM chip and an additional SSD slot.
The same 69.7 Wh battery turns off lights for both iteration and connectivity. The ion beats the Flex with an additional HDMI port.
No pricing information is available at this time, but sales are expected to begin in December.
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