The Xiaomi 12 Ultra could crush the competition in photos thanks to its giant 1-inch sensor

Like every year for 3 years now, Xiaomi is preparing to unveil a new smartphone dedicated to photography: the Xiaomi 12 Ultra. We know a little more about its main sensor, which promises to be gigantic.

Xiaomi 12 Ultra concept – Credit: technizoconcept

After unveiling the Xiaomi 12, 12X and 12 Pro a few weeks ago, Xiaomi will soon present its most powerful smartphone of the year 2022: the Xiaomi 12 Ultra. As in previous years, the smartphone will bet everything on the photo. As confirmed by some leaks, Xiaomi will this year partner with Leica for the photo part of its device, and in particular take advantage of the company’s filters and know-how.

However, we know that the Xiaomi 12 Ultra will mainly be interesting because of its new 50 megapixel main sensor from Sony. The Digital Chat Station leaker had already revealed that it would bea huge next-gen sensorbut now comes to give more details about it.

Sony’s sensor could make the Xiaomi 12 Ultra the best smartphone for photos

Digital Chat Station clarified in a new post that Sony’s sensor would be named IMX989. The sensor would be gigantic, since it would measure almost 1 inch. It would therefore beone of the largest sensors on the market. Some 1-inch sensors have already been equipped in smartphones such as the Leica Phone 1 or the Sony Xperia Xperia Pro-I, but the cameras were already a few years old.

With such a sensor, the Xiaomi 12 Ultra could well bury the competition in photos. The larger a sensor, the more light it can receive. It should therefore offer excellent photo quality day and night. It is interesting to note that the IMX898 sensor seems to be the successor to the IMX789 sensor of the OnePlus 10 Pro. However, the latter is 48 MP, while the IMX898 will use 50 MP. It is therefore surprising that Sony chose this name.

As a reminder, the Xiaomi 12 Ultra could also be one of the first smartphones to be powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chip, engraved by TSMC. It should be able to fix the overheating issues of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 current models. In addition, we already know that the Xiaomi 12 Ultra should use a 4900 mAh battery compatible with the 120W fast charging.

Source : Digital Chat Station

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