Xiaomi is bringing an update to its Mi Mix 2S and Mi 8 smartphones from earlier this year which brings a feature which was highlighted during the launch of the latest Mi Mix 3 smartphone last month. Just two weeks after company co-founder Lei Jun promised to update the camera features on its older flagships, the Mi Mix 2S and Mi 8 have now been seeded with the update, as expected.
The update shifts the build version to MIUI 8.11.8 and brings enhanced low light mode through a NightScene-like feature which employs AI algorithms to make low light noisy pictures more lively. The update is currently being rolled out for users on the MIUI Chinese ROM and will soon be available globally once a stable update is available.
This will be a significant update to the camera unit on the Mi Mix 2S and Mi 8 since the Mi Mix 3 uses the same camera configuration as that of its older flagships. The Mix 2S and Mi 8 will thus be as efficient in clicking pictures as the Mi Mix 3 which surpassed the iPhone X and Huawei P20 at DxOmark with a score of 103 points.
Besides the addition of a night mode, the update fixes an issue with Portable hotspot turned off when saving a new password.
To recall, the Mi Mix 3 features a 6.39-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display which has a resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:5:9. The display has a high screen-to-body ratio of 93.4 percent and is well lit under bright sunlight at 600 nits. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 630 GPU, 6GB/8GB/10GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage configurations. The Mix 3 has a ceramic back panel with a fingerprint sensor at the centre and houses a dual 12MP + 12MP camera setup for primary imaging.
Xiaomi has employed a magnetic slider design which equips a 24-megapixel Sony IMX576 camera as well as a 2-megapixel depth-of-field sensor and a flash. The device runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI 10 and is fuelled by a 3,850mAh battery with fast charging and 10W Qi wireless charging support.