We’ve been looking forward to Xiaomi’s Mi 5 since … well, it feels like the better part of forever, but in reality it’s been since last spring. The months since have brought us no shortage of rumors, renders, and whispers about possible launch plans, and now it’s finally looking like things are nearly ready to happen. A teaser from a couple weeks back clued us in to MWC launch plans, and we even got a glimpse at the phone’s retail packaging. As we get ready to meet the hardware up close and personal in Barcelona, Xiaomi’s continuing its effort to build up the Mi 5’s buzz, and earlier today Hugo Barra gave us a little taste of what we might expect in terms of performance from the smartphone’s camera.
The pic you see here is understandably scaled down from the original (which you can see for yourself in all its glory by clicking through the source link), cropped and at one quarter of its initial resolution, but you can appreciate see how sharp and vibrant it is, without pushing into the territory of oversaturation.
Barra reports this is an untouched shot captured with the camera’s HDR mode.
As the original 4608 x 3456 resolution confirms, we’re looking at a 16MP main camera on the Mi 5. We’ve also heard to expect a 12MP shooter around front, and while that one won’t give us pics that look quite as good as this, it should suffice for your selfie needs.
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