Xiaomi Phone With 50X Zoom Camera in the Works, MIUI 11 Camera App Hints

Xiaomi Phone With 50X Zoom Camera in the Works, MIUI 11 Camera App Hints

Xiaomi may have a new phone in the pipeline with 5X optical zoom and 50X digital zoom

HIGHLIGHTS
  • A new MIUI Camera app is found to have “Tele 5X” zoom feature
  • The app also shows an “ultra tele” feature
  • Xiaomi was earlier spotted working on 8X video recording support

Xiaomi appears to have a new smartphone in the pipeline that would offer 5X optical zoom and as much as 50X digital zoom. This could make the competition tougher for the likes Huawei P30 Pro and Oppo Reno 2. The latest revelation has been spotted through a new MIUI Camera app. The app is said to be a part of an MIUI 11 beta build. Similar to Xiaomi, the rumour mill has suggested that companies such as Samsung and Google are working on their flagships with 5X optical zoom.

The new MIUI Camera app includes a camera zoom mode called “Tele 5X”, as spotted by XDA Developers. The camera zoom mode is question suggests that there would be a telephoto lens to support 5X optical zoom on a new smartphone.

XDA Developers has also mentioned that the new MIUI Camera app includes a feature dubbed “ultra tele” with the description saying “use 50X zoom to capture distant objects in greater detail.” Further, there is an icon that shows off new telephoto capabilities through the ultra tele feature.