IR and laser in smartphones aren’t anything new either. LG was ONE OF the first smartphone manufacturer to equip one of their units with IR, I still recall LG G2 equipped with laser and Universal Remote application, I still use it whenever, I loose control of TV / Set Top Box RC.
Next year, I got another LG Smartphone G3, This time with laser assited focus, called as Laser focus. This was pretty fast when it comes to snipping the pictures in hurry.
Than last year, I noticed few flagship Models, specially One Plus Two with laser focus.
From that point on, lasers caught on. HTC, Oppo, OnePlus, Asus and even Google’s latest Nexus 5X and 6P handsets would all have laser-assisted autofocus. Now, This time Xiaomi Mi5 is expected to have same laser features.
How Laser Auto Focus works : A laser provides the camera’s sensor with a rough estimate of distance to the subject in ultra fast time. As a result, smartphones equipped with lasers tend to focus faster on a subject than their laser-less counterparts. What we can say about time is 0.1 secs laser focus.
With the Mi 5 launch getting closer, More and more rumors are on the way for features, and with that lot of manufacturers are also gearing up with the New Devices and features.
One leak from a Chinese website Weibo revealed that the Mi 5 may have laser-assisted autofocus in its rear camera. Interestingly as well, an IR blaster was reported to be coming to the device.
IR blasters have been stripped from flagship devices for a while so it’s unusual to find it on Xiaomi’s high-end handset.
Summarizing all the leaks, We may conclude Xiaomi Mi5 features as
- Snapdragon 820 processor
- 3 GB of RAM with 32GB / 4GB RAM with 128GB ROM
- upgradable memory up-to 128GB
- 5.5″ QHD Display with 3D Touch ID
- 16 MP Rear Camera f/2.0 with Laser Auto Focus
- 8 MP Selfie with f/2.0
- 3800 mAh battery with Quick Charge
- Water Resistant
- Price 500 / 600 $