Xiaomi has just announced a series of products to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Xiaomi seems to have done quite well this time.
Xiaomi only really made a first impression on itself and many others, when they announced the first-generation Mi MIX – it was impressive that it was a product from Xiaomi. So from that product, I always hope the company will make a breakthrough.
Good taste is not the way they should go. That’s not how the tech industry can develop cool and interesting things, not the way Apple, Samsung, Sony, LG, Huawei or any other company build and empower.
Not even the way to thrive in this fast-paced tech world. And with the interesting points we have reviewed below, we can see that Xiaomi has thrown away that dead end to get ready for the big game.
When reading information about the 10th anniversary flagship of Xiaomi, somehow all around the configuration with boring, stereotyped numbers.
According to the share, Xiaomi has built its own factory with an area of 18,600 square meters and invested 600 million yuan, equivalent to more than 2,000 billion.
Compared with traditional smartphone production line, this smart factory promises to be able to perform fully automatic production processes, mechanical processing, storage, transport and packaging, all without the need of a human hand.
The designed capacity is 1 million units per year, which will be a specialized facility for high-end equipment.
Besides production, the factory is also used to test and develop new technology. Thus, Xiaomi can create a “genuine toy” for the product by itself without having to use a third-party solution or an ODM partner.
Mi 10The commemorative piece is also the first to be mass produced by this factory. Hopefully, in the first operation, Xiaomi can control every step smoothly, without any errors.
Three choices of appearance
To ensure this would be the “super premium” version that could make the “proud of Xiaomi” mifans, the Chinese company had to play with applying different finishing processes to the three sold versions. Increasing the difficulty of the game and making the productivity not as high as traditional production, but it proves the effort to improve the crafting level and match the real flagship of their first. You see, if you just support to go the delicious, cheap way, where to get this?
Ceramic version: Ceramic Black is not actually made from pure ceramic like the old Mi MIX. They still use the glass back but have covered it with a layer of 200nm ceramic.
Penetration: Transparent uses black tones, decorative motifs and layout elements similar to Mi 8 and Mi 9 used to do.
Mirror face: Bright Silver Edition, this is really the focus of the three versions. Xiaomi, inspired by Sony’s Xperia Z5 Premium, tried a similar back on the Mi 6 Silver Edition. At the time, however, the technique was out of their reach and the company produced only 100 units for limited sale.
Up to now, Mi 10 commemorative copies have been brought back and after years of trying and honing technology, Xiaomi has finally been able to mass produce this reflective mirror.
They used an evaporator to coat seven layers of about 300nm processing, achieving a light reflectivity of 92% that mimics a silver mirror. This crafting technique is quite difficult and recently, Meizu is the next name to surrender.
Native 10-bit display
The Asus ROG Phone II is the world’s first smartphone with a 10-bit native display, which means an AMOLED panel with a true 10-bit color depth, not a 10-bit FRC (8-bit hardware + 2-bit software. ). Xperia 1 is a machine launched in early 2019 with a 10-bit screen, but it is only FRC, to Xperia 1 Mark 2 still “recycling” that panel.
BBK machines that are currently 10-bit are the same type of FRC. This time, the Mi 10 commemorative edition has played with the native 10-bit OLED panel. A promising upgrade for a company that doesn’t invest much in screen quality on smartphones like Xiaomi.
Next, they said they had calibrated pre-factory color to get JNCD below 0.63, along with a host of other “dazzling” parameters such as 1,000 nits brighter peak, 240Hz sampling, blah blah. Realistic, we still have to wait and see. CSOT panels (not Samsung like the others) can be very good, the hardware limit also touches the roof, but falls into Xiaomi’s hand, how to process still have to wait. Hope it will be delicious.
Xiaomi also has a light sensor in both front and back of the device. According to them, automatic brightness adjustment will be smarter.
Well, neither Samsung nor Sony, this time Xiaomi ordered a custom sensor of its own from OmniVision . The sensor model is OV48C, Quad Bayer structure with 48MP resolution, supports 100MP image capture by software interpolation.
The 1 / 1.32 inch size is quite large, the pixel will be 2.4 microns after being combined, so the size is on par with the 108MP Bright HMX sensor on the Mi 10 Pro, but thanks to the decrease in resolution, the pixel size is increased. , good for low light shooting.
The OV48C sensor incorporates HDR on-chip that eliminates motion artifacts and has a good SNR ratio. Quad Bayer color filter has a remosaic algorithm to output 48MP original signals, 8K recording. It’s a little pity that OmniVision has not yet integrated 2×2 OCL focus technology on this sensor, so it still uses PDAF like most sensors. pixel aggregation now. This is also a risky move for Xiaomi when it does not use the familiar Samsung or Sony sensors, in reality wait and see.
a new point is that this sensor supports ISO Fusion Dual, it is not clear how effective HDR is actually processed but have to wait and see. Theoretically, the dynamic range is improved, the image retains more details and less noise. 8P lens (8 plastic lenses). They said there was also video Log recording.
The remaining sensors are 48MP IMX586 (5x optical zoom telephoto lens, 120x digital zoom), 12MP ISOCELL S5K2L7 (2x optical zoom with Dual Pixel), IMX350 20MP (wide angle 128 degrees).
3D vapor chamber cooling system is similar to gaming machines. Integrating 6 layers of graphite, the cooling area of VC liquid is 2,002 square millimeters. Up to 8 temperature sensors arranged the places to accurately sense the heat generated by the hardware.
Li-ion battery graphene, do not know if this is the first smartphone equipped with this technology or not. If you complain that smartphones are lagging behind in battery technology, there has been improvement. Of course, you can’t have this one.