Xiaomi patents a camera with periscope for the Xiaomi Mi MIX 4?

When Xiaomi presented the Xiaomi Mi 9 it already advanced that it would be the last of its star terminals, of the high range, with such a low price. The 449 euros were certainly a surprise but we already knew that it was not possible for the best phones of this brand to improve without implying a slight price increase.

This is possibly what happens in the Xiaomi Mi MIX 4, the terminal that will see the light in the second half of this year and in which presumably the photographic section will be very important.

Xiaomi also wants a periscopic zoom

With the Huawei P30 Pro the Asian firm showed that the optical zoom in mobile phones had reached another level. OPPO had shown a similar technology a few years ago but it has not been until 2019 when we have seen it on a mobile, in this case in the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom.

Xiaomi does not want to be left behind and since his two main rivals in China have opted for this type of sensor with a series of periscope-shaped prisms that significantly increase the lossless zoom, he has decided to bet on it.

In his native country he has filed a patent that describes precisely this type of system, a sensor that is helped by at least one lens arranged perpendicular to it.

It is striking to see that although the patent has been made public this month, the original petition is nothing less than December 2018, so Xiaomi has been working on this technology for some time now.

Will we see it on the Xiaomi Mi MIX 4?

As we said before, we know that the Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 will be an important mobile for the firm, we know that it will bet on a triple rear sensor and could be the one to release this system since it would be rare to wait almost a year to see it in the Mi 10 .