Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is reportedly working on a new smartphone with a periscope lens.
As per a report by a Chinese publication MyDrivers citing the company’s recent application carrying titled ‘Camera Components and Electronic Devices’, it appeared to be working on a device with a periscope lens.
The patent carries an application number CN201822150093.2, dated December 20, 2018, which was released to the public few days back.
It is not yet known in which of its upcoming smartphones will Xiaomi use this new technology.
As it is a premium feature, one can expect it to be used by a high-end smartphone such as the Mi Mix 4.
Recently various speculations have also hinted that an upcoming smartphone from the company might use a 64MP Samsung ISOCELL GW1 sensor.
South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly planning to introduce 8K video recording support to its upcoming smartphone Galaxy S11.
A new code in the APK file (the Android app software file) for Samsung’s camera app suggests that Galaxy S11 lineup would support 8K video recording, XDA Developers reported on Sunday.
The Exynos 990 chipset, which is expected to power the international variants of the device, features 8K@30fps video decoding/encoding capabilities.
Additionally, Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 865 chip, which will power the US variants of the S11, is also expected to have enough horsepower to offer 8K video recording.
Earlier, famed leakster Ice Universe had claimed that the Galaxy S11 would not use the 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor that it launched earlier this year, but would instead utilise an upgraded second-generation sensor.
Opting for a second-generation version of Samsung’s 108MP lens would also make sense, since the original version has on a Xiaomi handset first, so it won’t be a totally new thing by the time the Samsung Galaxy S11 launches.
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S11 smartphone will be available in three screen sizes – 6.4 or 6.2-inch being the smallest, mid-sized with 6.4-inch and 6.7-inch being the largest one.
Evan Blass also claimed that there would be five variants in total that all sport curved-edge displays.