As most of you might know, Xiaomi launched two new flagship smartphones last week at an event in China – the Mi 9 Pro 5G and the Mi Mix Alpha. At the same event, the brand also revealed its upcoming user interface customization for its Android smartphones – the MIUI 11.
The new software is currently in beta stage, and Xiaomi has made it available for a few of its smartphones. Now, folks at XDA Developers have analyzed the MIUI 11, and they’ve found something interesting. According to their analysis, the camera API in the MIUI 11 contains strings for 8K video recording at 30 frames per second. Moreover, they’ve extracted an image from the new software that has 8K 30FPS written beside the Mi logo, confirming the existence of the feature.
There is no Xiaomi smartphone (or any other smartphone for that matter) at the moment that supports 8K video recording at 30 frames per second, which suggests that the feature will debut in future Xiaomi smartphone(s). Currently, no smartphone chipset supports 8K video recording at 30 frames per second. Moreover, no smartphone camera module has support for 8K video recording at 30 frames per second. This suggests that the upcoming Xiaomi smartphone to have this feature will come with an all-new chipset and an all-new camera module.
Xiaomi recently revealed Mi TV Pro, which supports 8K video playback. So, it is most likely that Xiaomi will position its upcoming smartphone with 8K video recording at 30 frames per second as a compliment to its Mi TV Pro. Considering that the smartphone will have the capability to record 8K videos at 30 frames per second, it should be able to record 4K videos at more than 60 frames per second. Unfortunately, we don’t have any details at the moment regarding this upcoming smartphone from Xiaomi. That being said, I am sure we will soon have more leaks regarding the device, revealing its name and specifications.