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Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 leaks with under-display selfie camera

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite (Image credit: Xiaomi)
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New rumors around the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 have surfaced, this time confirming that not only is the phone still in development but it will have an under-display camera. It’s been nearly two years since details about the Mi Mix 4 were first revealed, and it could now finally be time for us to see the phone in action.

The leak comes via @UniverseIce (opens in new tab) on Twitter, who also shared an image of what the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 could look like as well as a few more design details - such as the phone potentially having a curved screen design. Right now, there’s no telling if the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ and 108MP camera the phone was rumored to have in 2019 are still present in this latest design.

We also don’t yet have a potential release date for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 either. Previous Mix phones have been released around October, so we’d expect this tradition to continue. As more information is revealed about the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.

What is an under-display camera?  

An under-display camera (or under panel camera) is exactly what you might expect it to be from the name, it’s a camera placed under the screen panel on a phone. If you absolutely detest camera notches and bezels, this camera design could be perfect for you.

However, what we’ve seen from under panel cameras so far - like the one in the ZTE Axon 20 5G - has been a little disappointing. The main issue is that the picture quality does suffer a fair amount right now; it’s hard to take a picture through a screen and no company has cracked it quite yet.

Better under panel cameras could be coming soon though, as Samsung and now Xiaomi have under-display camera designs in the pipeline - at least according to leaks. Hopefully, as more time is put into these kinds of phones, we’ll see the technology gets better and can finally say goodbye to camera notches for good.

Hamish Hector
Hamish Hector

Hamish is a Staff Writer for TechRadar (@Hamish_Hector (opens in new tab) on Twitter) and has been writing about tech for almost five years. He now lends his experience to cover news and reviews across everything on TechRadar (from Computing to Audio to Gaming and the rest). In his free time, you’ll likely find Hamish humming show tunes while building Lego or playing D&D with his mates.