The Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition will be different from the Xiaomi Mi 9. In addition to its unique back, it will also have a better camera.
Not scared by the Samsung Galaxy S10, Xiaomi did not hesitate to present his new flagship the same day in China. And for good reason, the Mi 9 has many arguments in his favor, starting with his camera that seems to deserve special attention. On the other hand, the qualities of the Mi 9 Transparent Edition were not raised unduly.
7 elements and an opening at f / 1.47
The Mi 9 Transparent Edition is not only more powerful with its 12 GB of RAM and more original with its falsely transparent back – we see components, but it's not the actual bowels of the phone – it is also better equipped with regard to the photo part. Although equipped with the same sensors, one of them is surmounted by a 7-element optic with an aperture of f / 1.47.
The larger aperture is expected to capture more light and create a better depth effect while the number of lens elements suggests that the smartphone could better handle certain conditions, and thus improve the speed of setting. point or the correction of aberrations.
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Note, however, that the lenses and sensors of our smartphones are very small and that optical enhancements rarely make radical changes to the final rendering of a photo. For example, we saw it during the launch of the Galaxy S9, equipped with a variable aperture lens. A shift from f / 1.5 to f / 2.4 certainly brought some improvements, but not as visible as a change of algorithm as was the case on the Galaxy Note 9.
It remains to compare the two models to see if these improvements are visible and justify a price increase or if it is only numbers on a data sheet.