Mi 11 Rendering and Self-invented ISP
At the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit, Lei Jun announced on the spot that the Xiaomi Mi 11 will be the world’s first Snapdragon 888, a cutting-edge piece of hardcore technology that will soon be available to everyone.
The news reports indicate that the Xiaomi Mi 11 first Snapdragon 888 has an exclusivity period and is expected to be officially released in December. According to this speculation, the Xiaomi Mi 11 launch may take place this month, and go on sale in January.
Today, Lei Jun released a promotional video for the Snapdragon 888 on Weibo, calling it “the biggest improvement in Snapdragon platform AI performance in history,” with the hashtag “Xiaomi11.”
The ISP (image signal processor) built into an SoC has long determined how far a phone’s photography can go, and Qualcomm, Kirin, and MediaTek have all gone in different directions. The latest Snapdragon 888, for example, integrates the Spectra 580, which supports three cameras shooting concurrently and is capable of processing 2.7 billion pixels per second.
As you can see, the Snapdragon 888 is heading in the direction of higher pixels and higher resolution, and yes, support for more and higher pixels is the rule of thumb. The ISP for the Snapdragon 888 is being developed by Xiaomi: it’s stronger than the Snapdragon 888, and the camera is more stable, but the latest revelations show that the Snapdragon 888’s ISP has made great progress, but one iteration a year is no longer enough to keep up with Xiaomi’s image progress, so Xiaomi is developing its ISP.
The ISP is usually integrated into the SoC, but is it a Xiaomi surging processor? However, the ISP processor can also be used as a separate component, only the need to take pictures is called, the SoC to make the corresponding optimization, reduce the cost of research and development.
Previously, Kirin SoC has been using their ISP, has been developed to ISP 6.0 image processor, and the first ISP + NPU fusion architecture, claimed to bring 50% brightness increase, and noise cancellation, 48% increase. If Xiaomi develops its ISP, it will undoubtedly bring better camera enhancements to Xiaomi’s phones, and also facilitate tuning and optimization.
A bright screen phone that appears at the end of the video draws attention to itself. From the styling point of view, the phone has a centered cut-out screen with a dual-curved design and an excellent screen-to-body ratio. This is the Xiaomi Mi 11.
There are already traces of Xiaomi Mi 11’s appearance that have been revealed. A couple of days ago, a well-known digital blogger, was the first to reveal the real Mi 11 Tempered Film, confirming the quad-curved screen design. In addition to the obvious curved shape of the two sides, the upper and lower bezels are also curved and transitioned, which is expected to feel good in the hands.
The new Xiaomi Mi 11 rendering was also revealed by a Weibo blogger. In the image, Xiaomi uses a single hole on the left side, and the quad-curved screen has an exaggerated screen-to-body ratio. The camera module on the back is quite innovative, but whether or not this is ultimately the case is yet to be confirmed.
It should be noted that this rendering is quite similar to the one previously circulating on the web and should be based on the one circulated on the web for reference only, the authenticity of which is unknown at the moment.
According to earlier reports, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro will use a 2K 120Hz dual-curved flexible screen with a little curvature at the top and bottom (basically in line with the quad-curved screen), a resolution of 3200×1440, and a cut-out screen design. Concerning the Xiaomi Mi 10 90Hz, FHD screen, it is expected that the overall perception and fluidity of the Mi 11 will be improved considerably.