In the previous month, XDA Developers had revealed several key information of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S through its firmware files. Today, the publication has reveal some more interesting information about the Mi MIX 2S through its new firmware files.
The firmware files that were obtained in February was quite close to the final version. However, the Mi MIX 2S was mentioned with its “Polaris” codename throughout the firmware. The firmware that was recently obtained by the publication appears to be much closer to the software that will be arriving on the final device.
AI Dual Camera
Earlier this week, Xiaomi had teased the AI capabilities of Mi MIX 2S’ camera. Shown below is the watermark that will appear on photos that are snapped while using the Mi MIX 2S. As it can be seen, the watermark carries the text “AI Dual Camera.” This confirms that the Mi MIX 2S will be the first Mi MIX phone to feature dual rear cameras.
It is speculated that Sony IMX363 could be its main sensor. A new teaser suggests that the two cameras can function independently. A leaked photo that has surfaced today shows that the Mi MIX 2S will be coming with vertically arranged dual camera setup like the iPhone X.
It has been previously revealed through the firmware files that the handset will be supporting scene recognition for following scenes flower, food, sky, sunrise/sunset, cat, dog, green plants, night, snow, sea, autumn, candlelight, car, grass, maple leaves, succulent, building, city, cloud, overcast, backlight and doc (document).
Following renders of the Mi MIX 2S that have surfaced in the recent past have suggested that its selfie camera could be placed inside a notch (similar to iPhone X) or at the top-right corner. However, it has been revealed through the firmware files that the selfie camera of the Mi MIX 2S would be placed on the bottom bezel like the Mi MIX and Mi MIX 2 predecessor phones.
This indicates that none of the renders that have appeared in the past have revealed the true design of the phone. The placement of the selfie camera suggests that designed of the MI MIX 2S will be similar to its predecessor.
Leaked information had claimed that Xiaomi Mi 7 could be the company’s first phone to feature wireless charging. Through the new firmware of the Mi MIX 2S, a video has been obtained. It shows that MIUI let users know how to correctly place the device on the Qi wireless charging pad.
The device shown in the above video is a generic Xiaomi device. However, its design is quite similar to the Mi MIX 2 and also seems to belong to Mi MIX 2S.
Google has ended Project Tango initiative at the beginning of this month. It was Google’s attempt towards bringing AR to smartphones. The project has been succeeded by ARCore, a software-based solution to bring AR to smartphones through ARKit. The search engine giant has recently confirmed that it would bring support for augmented reality through ARCore 1.0 to various devices like Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, LG V30, LG V30+, ASUS ZenFone AR and OnePlus 5. It has also stated that it will be working companies like Huawei, Motorola, Xiaomi, HMD Global, ZTE, Sony Mobile and Vivo.
One of the references (shown above) in the firmware files of Mi MIX 2S reveals that it will be supporting Google ARCore at launch.
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