Xiaomi is really going all the way out to promote the imaging prowess of its 108 MP image sensor co-developed with Samsung. The sensor was equipped on the Mi 10 Pro which had a fleeting moment on the top of the DxOMark Mobile chart. It has now since been dethroned by Oppo Find X2 Pro.
Technically, it wasn’t ’dethroned’ cos’ both the Mi 10 Pro and Find X2 Pro had the same DxOMark of 124. Anywho, earlier this week, the Chinese handset maker (and maker of anything under the sun) revealed that it had launched a satellite equipped with the 108 MP image sensor in 2019.
Fast forward to March 10, the 108 MP imaging sensor-equipped satellite has returned some beautiful images of our little blue marble. Spoiler alert. The Earth is not flat. More images were shared on the following day.
We launched a satellite equipped with #Mi10Pro's 108MP camera into the space!— Xiaomi (@Xiaomi) March 9, 2020
Check out this video and see just how clear and beautiful our Mother Earth really is!
Hit ❤️if you want to download these space photos as your wallpaper.#LightsCameraAction pic.twitter.com/VdKBEjoXl9
The satellite reached 500 kilometers (310 miles) above Earth, putting it at low earth orbit somewhere in the thermosphere. So, yeah, it really is in space, but that’s what satellite is designed for right?
Anyways, the Samsung-Xiaomi 108 MP image sensor can be found on several devices including Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro, Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and of course, the latest pride and joy of Xiaomi, the Mi 10 Pro.
27.4660°N, 12.3961°W— Xiaomi (@Xiaomi) March 11, 2020
Taken from 500km away…
Can you guess where in the world this is? #Mi10Pro #LightsCameraAction pic.twitter.com/8aoxuKNKou