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Xiaomi’s New Phone Puts Selfie Camera Under The Screen

Chinese company Xiaomi, the world’s second biggest smartphone manufacturer after Samsung, has launched its first phone with an under-display selfie camera.

Available in mainland China, the Xiaomi Mix 4 is the first smartphone to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 Plus processor, and comes with what the brand calls “Camera Under Panel” – a front-facing camera underneath the phone’s display as opposed to in a hole or notch.

This technology – similar to recent offerings from Oppo and ZTE – involves a “virtually invisible” 400ppi area on the screen that allows light to pass through to the camera.

“Xiaomi MIX 4 combines its hardware and software capabilities to ensure the resulting photographs and videos captured using the front camera retain true colours and details.

“This is done through Xiaomi’s CUP technology, which minimizes light diffraction through a special circuit design, as well as a new transparent curved wiring Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) material coupled with imaging algorithms,” the manufacturer said.

Xiaomi has not yet given any indication that the Mix 4 will be for sale outside the Chinese market. Its products are distributed in Australia by Sydney-based Panmi.

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