Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 seemingly confirmed, 64 MP camera hinted

2016’s Mi MIX was a revolutionary phone. Xiaomi boldly stepped out from their typical design language and collaborated with French designer Philippe Starck create something minimal, futuristic as well as premium.

Mi MIX with the 18K gold rims around camera and fingerprint sensor

The Chinese OEM did not abandon the series as an experiment; rather subsequent yearly iterations of the Mi MIX series continued to fill the void regarding elegant and designer flagship phones with a reasonable price tag.

The third generation in this lineup, aka the Mi MIX 3 was succeeded by 2019’s Mi MIX 3 5G. Although the naming convention suggests the new phone as merely a 5G capable variant of the original, the actual list of changes are rather long.

Mi MIX 3 5G: Xiaomi upgraded the internal SoC to Snapdragon 855 from MIX 3’s Snapdragon 845

Nonetheless, Xiaomi enthusiasts are hoping for a true fourth gen Mi MIX phone. To the community, Mi MIX 3 5G is more of a stopgap release. The company prefers to maintain a silence regarding Mi MIX 4, but some leaks eventually triggers the speculations.

The first one came from Mishaal Rahman, Editor-in-Chief of XDA-Developers portal. According to him, the OEM is working on yet another Snapdragon 855 powered phone with a codename ‘hercules’. There should be 3 rear cameras, in-display fingerprint sensor and wireless charging.


Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? The next one is about an upcoming Xiaomi/Redmi phone with a 64 MP camera. XDA member and xiaomi.eu contributor Kacper Skrzypek (aka kacskrz) discovered the following strings inside MIUI stock camera app.

<string name="ultra_pixel_photography_64mp_open_tip">6400万超清</string>
<string name="ultra_pixel_photography_64mp_close_tip">6400万超清已关闭</string>
<string name="accessibility_ultra_pixel_photography_64mp_on">6400万超清,开启状态</string>
<string name="accessibility_ultra_pixel_photography_64mp_off">6400万超清,关闭状态</string>
<string name="pref_menu_ultra_pixel_photography_64mp">6400万超清</string>
<string name="device_64m_watermark_default_text">64MP DUAL CAMERA</string>

The first commercially available 64 MP camera sensor is Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1, and Realme is already working on a new phone with this module. Now Wang Teng Thomas, Xiaomi Product Director, decided to share an interesting info regarding upcoming MIX 4’s camera.


In a Weibo conversation, he answered one fan that the camera should be ‘better than’ the Samsung GW1 64 MP sensor. Is it an indication of incorporating an yet-to-be-released camera sensor, possibly from Sony, in the Mi MIX 4?

At this moment, these are nothing but conjectures and theorizing. In any case, Xiaomi fans would love to see the Mi MIX 4 sporting a high end 64 MP camera sensor with additional flagship grade configuration.

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Kingshuk De

I came from a mixed background of Statistics and Computer Science. My research domains included embedded computer systems, mobile computing and delay tolerant networks in post-disaster scenarios. Apart from tinkering with gadgets or building hackintosh, I like to hop on various subreddits and forums like MyDigitalLife and XDA.