Xiaomi’s new flagship Ultra is finally here. The Xiaomi 12S Ultra brings a much-improved camera with the help of Leica and the latest Snapdragon powerhouse.
The additional camera parameters are like the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, with a pair of half-inch sensors for the focusing ultrawide and periscope zoom cameras. But the primary camera is new and nicely lays claim to being the most impressive smartphone camera in the world.
Xiaomi announced a trio of familiar-looking smartphones.
Just six months after its former flagship launch, now Xiaomi announced a trio of familiar-looking smartphones to mark the threshold of its partnership with Leica. The makeshift Xiaomi 12S Ultra Series features MIUI 13 based on Android 12, and it runs on Qualcomm’s allegedly more effective Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 flagship processor, with the headlining Xiaomi 12S Ultra packing a massive 1- inch, 50.3- megapixel Sony IMX989 primary sensor. It translates to an open pixel size of 1.6 um, which also doubles to 3.2 um via pixel binning for a boosted color perfection and low light version. And unlike the Sony Xperia-I, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra uses the entire portion of its 1- inch sensor.
You could pick up a” Leica Summicron11.9-4.1/ 13–120 ASPH camera system.
According to CEO Lei Jun, Xiaomi took part in the Sony IMX989’s evolution and resolved the $15 million costs between the two companies. Interestingly, the sensor will not be single to Xiaomi; Lei added that it will be made available to his native challengers after the launch of Xiaomi 12S Ultra to” upgrade the advancement of mobile imaging together.
As for Leica’s part on the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, you pick up a” Leica Summicron11.9-4.1/ 13- 120 ASPH camera system” covering all three rear cameras, the aforementioned50.3- megapixel primary camera( 23 mm, f/1.9), along with the 48- megapixel ultrawide camera( 13 mm, f/2.2) and the 48-megapixel periscope camera (120 mm, f/4.1). Both 48- megapixel cameras utilize a 1/ 2- inch Sony IMX586 detector. The entire circular camera islet now with” Leica” co-branding — benefits from some coating magic to mitigate lens light and upgrade image consistency across each lens. Oh, and there is a 23K gold rim then as well.
Users will be qualified to switch between two photographic styles.
In addition to any Leica filters, users will be qualified to switch between two photographic styles,” Leica Authentic Look” for natural-looking shots with more vital three-dimensional depth and” Leica Vibrant Look,” which adds Xiaomi’s input on the pulse while conserving fact (at all). You can also toggle the watermark banner at the bottom of your photos, which will add Leica’s iconic red logo, photo metadata, and location coordinates to the right, along with the phone model and timestamp on the left.
The Xiaomi 12S Ultra is the first Android device to sport Dolby Vision HDR video recording.
On the other hand, the phone is a 32- megapixel selfie camera powered by an unknown RGBW sensor. The ultimate of these cameras are suitable for Dolby Vision HDR video recording( up to4K@60fps) and playback, making the Xiaomi 12S Ultra the first Android device to support these features. Some also use the motor-based” Hyper OIS” for more strong footage. As for still shots, the entire 12S Series supports 10- a bit RAW format calibrated by Adobe Labs, with color correction metadata embedded in the files for light post-production with Adobe Lightroom.
The Xiaomi 12S Ultra bears two proprietary Xiaomi Surge chips.
The 12S Ultra bears two proprietary Xiaomi Surge chips, a Surge P1 fast-charging chipset, and a Surge G1 battery operating chipset. These supplies support 67W wired fast charging, 50W wireless fast charging, and 10W reversed charging for the 860 mAh single cell silicon-oxygen anode battery. Note that some fast-charging results, use a binary cell battery to resolve the usual load, which is why it’s a good thing that the Surge P1 can handle an output current of over 16A then, and supposedly with a 96.8 conversion edge. Like Oppo’s and ASUS’ recent handsets, the 12S Ultra also proposes adaptive charging, which allegedly increases the number of charge cycles by 25 percent.
The Xiaomi 12S Ultra qualified with a three-dimensional cooling pump.
Keeping the phone cool is also crucial to a healthier battery, not to mention a further stable performance while gaming. The Xiaomi 12S Ultra qualified with a” three-dimensional cooling pump,” which moves cooled liquid across warm surfaces using a capillary mechanism similar to that on leaves. It supposedly improves thermal conductivity significantly compared to popular vapor cooling modules.
What do you expect For the display?
The rest of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra is a standard flagship affair. For the display, you get a 6.73- inch Samsung E5 AMOLED panel (200 x440, 522 PPI; LTPO2.0), with a peak brightness of over 500 nits, a 1-120Hz Adaptive Sync Pro refresh rate, native 10- bit color depth and support for P3 color range. As you can tell from the camera features, the screen can take Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10, and HLG; these will go well with the Harman Kardon speakers, which also support Dolby Atmos audio. The device is IP68- rated, meaning it should survive casual dives into sinks and pools. You will also find a remote infrared port at the top for controlling home appliances.
Hardware and storage specification.
Options include up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512 GB of UFS 3.1 storage — featuring Xiaomi’s self-development FBO (File-Based Optimization) storage refresh tech. Which maintains the equal read/ write performance for at least four years (and Lei added that the FBO has formerly written into the next-Gen UFS4.0 storage specification). Buyers can choose between a” Classic Black” and a” Verdant Green, both wrapped in vegan leather.
Battery and charging features.
The smaller Xiaomi 12S Pro shares the same 6.73- inch display and wave P1 fast charging chipset as the 12S Ultra, though it supports a whopping 120W wired charging of its lesser, 600 mAh battery but lacks 10W reverse charging. It features a more regular (but putative still pricey) 1/1.28- inch, 50- megapixel Sony IMX707 primary sensor, a variant of the IMX700 preliminarily found in Huawei’s Mate 40 Pro series. It still offers a proper pixel size of 1.22 um(or 2.44 um after pixel binning), and it matches the resolution of its ultrawide camera (14 mm) and photograph camera (50 mm) — all fine-tuned by Leica as well, of course.
As for the” basic” Xiaomi 12S, it has the equal primary camera as the 12S Pro and the same fast-charging features as the 12S Ultra, but with a lower,500mAh battery in another palm-friendly body under the 6.28- inch 120Hz display. There’s quite a great demand for small flagship phones, according to Lei.
What about the price?
The Xiaomi 12S Series is now available for pre-ordering in China before the retail launch on July 6th. The Xiaomi 12S Ultra price of 999 yuan (8 GB RAM, 256 GB storage; about $900) to 999 yuan( 12 GB RAM, 512 GB storage; about $1000). The 12S Pro is budget, asking for,699 yuan. ( 8 GB RAM, 128 GB storage; about $700) to, 899 yuan ( 12 GB RAM, 512 GB storehouse; about $880). The 12S is the most affordable option. Then, starting from, 999 yuan( 8 GB RAM, 128 GB storage; about $600) and capping at, 199 yuan (12 GB RAM, 512 GB storage; about $780). We will keep an eye out for international availability later.