The Xiaomi Mi 9 released last February is the last flagship phone of our favorite Chinese giant. This means that, at least in China, it is almost always in the light of the spotlight, whether we speak of slowdowns in the assembly line, that of details in the design of the smartphone itself.
Today's news concerns just one of these cases, with Chinese users who seem to have discovered two "eyes" set inside the photographic compartment of the Mi 9.
Xiaomi Mi 9: What are those two little eyes for?
The confused buyers then asked online why there were these two little eyes and what they were used for. Well, to bring back "the emergency" the product director of Xiaomi mobile thought, Wang Teng clearly answering that it is a system composed of a transmitter and a receiver for the laser focus.
Wang Teng then specified that the laser focus is used in macros because the autofocus of the image sensor would not be able to focus so closely, it helps to take pictures in poor light conditions and in cases where there is little contrast between the subject and the background. Specifically, the laser focus is able to successfully focus with only 1 lux of light, it can be used for tracking a subject and optimize the white balance through the detection of the infrared spectrum.
In addition to the laser focus system, the Xiaomi Mi 9 also has a system called "closed-loop" which is used for faster focusing. This technology is equipped on all three image sensors, namely the main one from 48MP Sony IMX586, the secondary from 12MP with telephoto lens and the last from 16MP with ultra wide-angle lens.
So, in closing, those two small eyes discovered by Chinese users are nothing more than laser focus sensors that serve to improve focus under particular conditions. A conclusion to which it was not difficult to arrive alone, but which the product director decided to clarify.
Are there any Xiaomi Mi 9 owners among you? If so, had you ever noticed it? Let us know in the comments section below!