Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Xiaomi has put a bigger camera sensor in its new Mi 12S Ultra flagship smartphone

Xiaomi is introducing three new smartphones today, and one of them comes with a huge new feature: a 1-inch camera sensor, which is relatively spacious for a smartphone.

Everything is big about Xiaomi’s new flagship smartphone, the Mi 12S Ultra. It has a 6.73-inch OLED display, a top-of-the-line Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 system on a single chip, and a camera-lens-sized bulge on the back that covers about a third of the phone’s rear Takes.

Inside that faux-lens are the phone’s three cameras: a 48-megapixel ultrawide, a 48-megapixel telephoto with 5x optical zoom (and a “120x” digital zoom that probably won’t look great), and finally, a 50-megapixel main camera, Which uses that 1-inch sensor.

A few different companies have put 1-inch sensors in their phones before, but it’s not very common—you’re more likely to find 1-inch sensors in high-end point-and-shoots like Sony’s RX100 series. The larger size allows the sensor to gather more light and capture more detailed images. It won’t turn a phone into a DSLR, but it could be a step up from a typical smartphone camera; For example, the sensor size of the iPhone 13 Pro is 1/1.65-inch. dpreview, (Although for reference, the actual size of the sensor’s imaging area is smaller than its stated measurement.)

Xiaomi says the phone’s camera system was “co-engineered with Leica” and the company reports Engadget That it split the cost of developing the 1-inch image sensor with Sony. Sony actually released a phone using the 1-inch sensor late last year, although it only occupied part of the sensor, whereas Xiaomi’s phone would use the whole thing.

Camera aside, the Mi 12S Ultra has the typical hallmarks of an otherwise flagship phone. It has IP68 water and dust resistance, large 4,860 mAh battery, 67W wired fast charging and 120Hz refresh rate display. The phone is also said to be the first Android device capable of shooting in Dolby Vision HDR.

The 12S Ultra will first launch in China. A model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage will sell for RMB 5,999 (about $900 USD), while a high-end version with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage will go for RMB 6,999 (about $1,050 USD).

In addition to the 12S Ultra, Xiaomi is also offering two low-end models: 12S and 12S Pro. Those two phones have a main camera sensor measuring 1/1.28-inch in size, which is smaller than the Ultra but still larger than the typical smartphone sensor. The 12S has a 6.28-inch 120Hz display, while the 12S Pro has a 6.73-inch 120Hz OLED display like the Ultra. Both get the same Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip. Prices start at RMB 3,999 ($600 USD) for the 12S and RMB 4,699 ($700 USD) for the 12S Pro.

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