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The Xiaomi 12S Ultra will have a great asset: its photosensor. The next flagship of the brand will incorporate the new 1-inch Sony IMX989 sensor. Joins partnership with photography specialist Leica.

Last straight line before the arrival of Xiaomi’s new high-end smartphones. The announcement will take place on July 4, 2022 and the star of the event will be the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. This long-awaited premium model will appear with the Xiaomi 12S and 12S Pro and wants to make a good impression in photos. The Chinese manufacturer announces a “new era of mobile photography” Y has several advantages to confirm this promise. First, Xiaomi formalized its partnership with Leica and the 12S series will be the first to benefit from the work of the German specialist. The second is the new photosensor of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra and will not go unnoticed.

For several weeks, rumors have abounded around the technical sheet of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. They assure that this new model would have signed an imposing 1-inch photosensor. Information that has just been confirmed by the manufacturer, a few days before the official presentation.

The presence of the 1-inch Sony IMX989 is confirmed

The Xiaomi 12S Ultra will be fine equipped with the new Sony IMX989 sensor and this information is important. Compared to the 1/1.65 sensor in the iPhone 13 Pro Max, this sensor is said to offer a 172% larger capture area and 32.5% faster capture speed. For the time being, we must stick to the manufacturer’s pitch that it will also offer Leica image processing. Xiaomi also mentions an increase in light input, a “faster focus” Y “better performance in terms of dynamic range”. In fact, the size of the sensor is of great importance for the quality of the photo; an element that is probably even more important than the race for megapixels.

While Samsung has just formalized a new 200-megapixel sensor, Sony and the Xiaomi 12S Ultra would be limited to a 50-megapixel definition. As a reminder, the smartphone would offer a main sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS); a 48-megapixel ultra-wide angle and a 48-megapixel periscope telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom.

the The photographic part promises to be the great asset of this premium smartphone. Remember, though, that this isn’t the first time a 1-inch (or larger) sensor has appeared in a smartphone. Japanese manufacturers Sony and Sharp have released smartphones, the Xperia PRO-I and the Aquos R7, with 1-inch type sensors. Unlike these models, Xiaomi could choose not to truncate its sensor.

The Xiaomi 12S Ultra replaces the Xiaomi 12 Ultra

another confirmation, there will be no Xiaomi 12 Ultra in addition to the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. An announcement that is not surprising, but the firm’s CEO, Lei Jun, confirms that the brand originally planned to launch the 12 Ultra. He finally decided to reconsider his plans to wait for the 12S Ultra to arrive. “The Mi 12 Ultra is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, which was originally scheduled to launch in March and April, but was cancelled. Seeking a better experience, we upgraded the SoC to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. Qualcomm and Leica have been improving the camera and software for months, and then we will have a better experience with the 12S Ultra.”, explain Lee Jun.

Xiaomi 12S series should first enter the Chinese market. For now, the Chinese manufacturer does not confirm a worldwide launch. The European market will certainly have to be patient.

This article was translated from this source written by Thomas Estimbre

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