While Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi Mix will reportedly debut with a liquid lens camera, the Chinese firm has now upped the ante with the presence of an equally ludicrous idea; a small rear-facing display designed primarily to help users capture the perfect selfie using their device’s primary camera.
The idea, in principle, isn’t a new one – smartphone manufacturers have toyed with a number of concepts to enable device owners to take selfies with their device’s primary camera, including offering swivelling cameras. However, Xiaomi’s plan is to offer additional incentive for users to embrace the gimmick thanks to the fact that the phone will use Samsung’s ISOCELL GN2 sensor in its primary camera.
The handset’s rear-facing camera is a 1.1″ 126 x 294 display that’s likely not worth much more than serving as a mirror. In terms of cameras, the handset will pack in a 50-megapixel wide lens, as well as a 48-megapixel ultra-wide/macro lens and an equivalent telephoto / periscopic lens in tow.
In terms of other specs, the Mi 11 Ultra will cary a Snapdragon 888 processor, 12GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and a 5,000mAh battery. The device is expected to retail for $910 USD for the 256GB variant, and $1070 USD for the full 512GB model.
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