Xiaomi Mi 8 Has 240fps 1080p Slow Motion!

Xiaomi Mi 8 Slow MotionThe Chinese tech company Xiaomi has released it’s latest high-end flagship phone the Mi 8 which has the highest ever specs for a Xiaomi Phone with great benchmark scores to boot.  It has up to 8GB of RAM with a Snapdragon 845 chip at 2.8Ghz which should perform admirably. The phone is targeted for under $500 in Asia for the lower version spec and under $700 USD for the highest Explorer version.

The video modes are what you would expect from a competitive flagship with UHD 30p 4k and 1080p up to 60fps standard with the option to go 120fps and 240fps in both full HD and regular 720p HD modes.  240p is becoming a standard for full HD and it is encouraging to see that phones all over the globe are adopting these specs as near standard now at least in the higher end. The 4k 60p spec is missing here so the iPhone and other phones that can do it are still preferable for high-end phone video capture.

Xiaomi Mi 8  Camera Specs:

Translated from Chinese by Google:

AI super-sensitive dual camera:

12MP wide-angle lens, 4-axis optical image stabilization, f/1.8
12MP telephoto lens, portrait lens, f/2.4

Rear camera

Portrait mode, bokeh
Dual PD Dual Core Focus
4-Axis Optical Image Stabilization Monochrome Temperature Flash Dark Light Enhancement Technology High Dynamic Range Adjustment Technology Panoramic Mode Continuous Mode Facial Recognition
AI beauty

Front camera

20 million front camera
3D beauty
AI portrait mode
10 Class AI Scene Modes*
Countdown self-timer facial recognition function mirror function front HDR

Video Modes:

4K video capture, 30 fps
1080p video capture, 30 fps
720p video capture, 30 fps
Slow Motion Video, 720p 240fps, 1080p 240fps –
High frame rate video continuous 1080p 120fps –

Processor:

Snapdragon 845 flagship processor

Dragon 845 Highest Frequency 2.8GHz
Adreno 630 graphics processor up to 710MHz

Memory and capacity:

6GB+256GBMillet 8 up to optional

6GB LPDDR4x Dual Channel Large Memory Optional 64GB/128GB/256GB Body Storage UFS

8GB+128GBMillet 8 Transparent Explorer

8GB LPDDR4x Dual Channel Large Memory
128GB On Board storage UFS

screen

6.21 inch Samsung AMOLED screen

2248 x 1080 FHD+, 402 PPI
600nit (HBM), 430nit (type)
60000:1(min) High Contrast
DCI-P3 color gamut support AOD extinguishing display support stepless color temperature adjustment | standard mode support sun screen | eye protection mode support HDR display

Xiaomi Mi 8 Official Intro – A Super Flagship (HD) by Xiaomi-Mobile Intro:

Slow Motion Samples are Missing!

As it has become customary most of these new phones lack video samples to go with the announced specs. Xiaomi, however, should be able to deliver more than acceptable quality in all video modes considering their competitive Yi camera can go head to head with GoPro Black cameras and their recent Mi MIX 2 phones can do 240fps at 720p which do not look half bad, see the video below:

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s 240fps by Péter Szakos:

We are excited to see Xiaomi get higher resolution frame rates and will be on the lookout to find samples to share. The phone will probably be an import version in the USA as the phone is released for Asian markets. If you need a phone that can do 240fps in 1080p or 720p see the following options which are capable of delivering those specs while being widely available. -HSC


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