Xiaomi’s latest Mi Note 3 smartphone has finally made a breakthrough for the company in mobile photography, scoring an impressive 90 on DxOMark and becoming the first Xiaomi phone to do so. The Chinese smartphone maker has achieved popularity for introducing some stellar budget to mid-range smartphones that offer impressive hardware and design. The one area its devices felt lacking was with regards to photograph, but things are now starting to look up with the Mi Note 3.Trusted image quality ratings website DxOMark has praised the Mi Note 3 for its fast and reliable autofocus, zoom ability and bokeh effect, giving an individual score of 94 for photo and 82 for video for an overall score of 90. This puts Xiaomi’s latest smartphone in the same position as the HTC U11 and Google Pixel and just short of the iPhone 8. The DxOMark top two spot continues to be ruled by the Pixel 2-series and the iPhone X, respectively.The website did scrap some points as it found images with noise and videos with poor detail, which could be due to the lack of optical image stabilisation. Nevertheless, a score of 90 is something Xiaomi will be proud of and it looks like we can only expect better things moving forward. The Mi Note 3 was launched in September bearing a dual rearcamera setup with one 12-megapixel sensor wide-angle lens and f/1.8aperture and one 12-megapixel sensor with a telephoto lens and f/2.6aperture. Up front you get a 16-megapixel sensor for selfies.Also Read: Xiaomi launches cheaper Mi Note 3 variant with 4GB of RAM, 64GB storageadvertisementThe Mi Note 3 is a dual-SIM supported smartphone that sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920) display. It is powered by a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with 6GB and 64GB of internal storage. Last month, Xiaomi introduced a 4GB memory variant as well keeping the same 64GB of storage.Additionally, the Mi Note 3 also highlights an AI Beautify feature, facial recognition and a 4-sided curved body, among other things. Connectivity features on board include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11c, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ A-GPS and USB Type-C. The handset houses a 3500mAh battery, measures 152.6×73.95×7.6mm and weighs 163 grams. The phone has not been released in India and it is unlikely we’ll see the company’s highest rated smartphone camera in the country any time soon.