Xiaomi 12S Ultra launched with a near DSLR 1-Inch Sony Camera Sensor

Mobile companies have already realized that most people prefer to take photos from their mobiles in most situations. So, they are responsible for providing better camera sensors in their mobiles. That’s why mobile companies have begun to make a collaboration with leading camera companies. Recently Xiaomi made a tie-up with Leica camera company to design their high-end mobile cameras. Xiaomi 12S Ultra launched with a near DSLR 1-Inch Sony Camera Sensor. It doesn’t come with High MP resolution cameras. But, It can give you better photos compared with regular mobile cameras.
Xiaomi 12S Ultra Rear 1-Inch Camera

Xiaomi 12S Ultra launched.

Xiaomi has revealed in the Weibo blog post that its forthcoming premium smartphone will come with the new Sony IMX989 with an enormous primary sensor of 1 inch. They didn’t mention the resolution. However, it has a resolution of 50MP that has 1.15um pixels, which gives the phone a substantial advantage over the top Android smartphones.

The Xiaomi 12S Ultra officially marks the beginning of an era of new imaging technology. Xiaomi 12S Ultra features the Sony IMX989, which is Sony’s most enormous camera to date. The ultra sensor can capture more light, allowing for more rapid focus speeds and a more excellent dynamic range.

What is unique about the 1-inch Sony Camera Sensor?

While the new sensor can’t have the 200MP of Samsung’s new ISOCELL HP3, the sensor’s size and the large pixels will offer the phone incredible nighttime and low-light images, mainly when you take the pixel thinning into consideration. Xiaomi promises that this will increase the quality of light photography by 76% when compared to the current iPhone and will provide more quality images and a faster speed for a startup.

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Xiaomi 12S Ultra Low Light Shot

The company also announced that its cameras would be operated by Leica and Leica, proving they are serious about its new flagship. The Xiaomi 12S and 12S Pro will sport a Sony’s IMX707 sensor that will improve light consumption by up to 49% over the IMX766.

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Xiaomi 12S Ultra Highlights

Xiaomi 12S Ultra Specs Sheet

Xiaomi 12S Ultra comes with 6.73-inch Samsung E5 AMOLED panel (3,200 x 1,440, 522ppi; LTPO 2.0). It has a brightness of up to 1,500 nits. Coming to refresh rate, it has a 1-120Hz AdaptiveSync Pro refresh rate. The new 12S Series features MIUI 13 built upon Android 12 and is powered by Qualcomm’s superior Snapdragon 8+ Generation 1. top processor. The top-of-the-line 12S Ultra boasts a vast 1-inch, 50.3-megapixel Sony IMX989 primary sensor. This is equivalent to a resolution of 1.6um, which doubles to 3.2um by pixel binning, allegedly improving the quality of color and low light performance. It is also different from other smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S variants and Xperia Pro, a similar device; this Xiaomi 12S Ultra uses the entire 1-inch sensor.


It can hold up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage, including Xiaomi’s own FBO (File-Based Optimization) storage refresh technology, which keeps the same performance of reading and writing for at minimum the next four decades (and Lei added that FBO is already implemented into the next-gen UFS 4.0 storage specifications). Some options can include as much as 12GB LPDDR5 RAM. Customers can pick between “Classic Black” and a “Verdant Green,” both made of vegan leather.

Availability and Price

The Xiaomi 12S Series is now available to pre-order in China. You can order it before the launch of the retail version on the 6th of July. The 12S Ultra costs the following structure.

  • 8GB RAM and 256GB storage-5999 Yuan ($990).
  • 12GB RAM and 512GB storage 6999 Yuan about ($1,000).

The 12S Pro mobile is cheaper, costing 4,699 Yuan for 8GB RAM and 128GB storage ($700). For 12GB RAM and 512GB storage it costs  5,899 yuan ($880). 

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Regular 12S is the cheapest alternative, starting from 3,999 Yuan ($600) for 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. It can go up to 5199 Yuan ($780) for 12GB RAM with 512GB storage.

Wrap Up

Xiaomi cameras are not that much industry standards compared with leading companies like Samsung, Google, and OnePlus. Since They already collaborated with Leica, Most of us predicted the upcoming lineups would come with great cameras. We can’t expect the Leica camera setup in mid-range or entry-level mobiles. But the high-end should serve what we paid for. What are your thoughts about Xiaomi 12S Ultra? Did it fulfill your expectations? Share your thoughts below.

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