Xiaomi 12S Ultra unveiled 1-inch sensor, Leica optics and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

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The Ultra, Xiaomi’s newest flagship smartphone, has arrived. With the help of Leica and Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon processor, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra has a much enhanced camera.

There are two half-inch sensors used in the auxiliary cameras, which are similar to the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, for the ultrawide and periscope zoom cameras. This phone’s most remarkable feature is unquestionably its primary camera, which is brand new.

Sony’s flagship 1-inch IMX989 sensor makes its debut in the 50.3-megapixel 23mm wide-angle camera. Using a 4-in-1 binned 12.5MP mode, this is the largest imager on any smartphone, with each pixels measuring 3.2 microns.

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Both the optics and the image software of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra have been influenced by Leica’s imaging know-how. Flare, chromatic aberration, and ghosting are all addressed with an 8P element lens in front of the 1-inch sensor. An infrared light filter with spin-coating technology and lens edge ink coating are also included in the product’s features. The distinctive Summicron branding from Leica adorns the whole back camera module.

It has a 1-inch sensor, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, and Leica optics in the Xiaomi 12S Ultra.
“Leica Authentic Look” and “Leica Vibrant Look” are two distinct photographic styles available in the software. This style emphasizes the contrast between light and shadow to give images a more realistic appearance. Xiaomi’s computational photography skills and Leica’s aesthetic come together to create a vivid new style. Additional Leica filters include the Vibrant, Natural, BW Natural, and High Contrast versions of the Leica filters.

The 48MP Sony IMX586 1/2.0-inch sensor utilized in the Mi 11 Ultra is still present in the Xiaomi 12S Ultra’s two rear-facing cameras. The 13mm f/2.2 ultrawide has autofocus and macro capabilities. f/4.1 periscope on the 120mm telephoto lens. After binning, both produce 12MP stills with 1.6m pixels.

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DNG RAW files with an embedded profile for Adobe’s Lightroom may be captured by the Xiaomi 12S Ultra in 8-bit or high-efficiency HEIF formats.

On the video front, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra is the first Android phone to enable HDR recording with Dolby Vision. In both 4K and Full HD, the 10-bit h.265 videos are recorded in HLG using the Rec.2020 color scheme. Up to 80Mbps is available for 4K, while 55Mbps and 35Mbps are available for 1080p.

It has a 1-inch sensor, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, and Leica optics in the Xiaomi 12S Ultra.
The Xiaomi 12S Ultra’s smartphone features are now complete, so let’s get started. The 6.73-inch E5 Super AMOLED display up front has a resolution of 3,200 x 1,440 pixels and supports AdaptiveSync Pro for variable refresh rates ranging from 1Hz to 120Hz. Wired and wireless charging are supported by the 4,860mAh battery (10W reverse wireless charging).

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The Xiaomi Surge P1 Charging chip protects the battery from overcharging and prolongs its life, while the Xiaomi Surge G1 controls battery utilization, extending endurance.

Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage powers the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. In comparison to the 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm claims that the new Snapdragon has a 10% boost in GPU and CPU performance and a 30% boost in power efficiency.

China’s Xiaomi claims that the 12S Ultra has a breakthrough new 3D liquid cooling technology that uses a capillary network to pump cooling liquid condensed on the side opposite of the warm area to keep the phone cold.

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It has a 1-inch sensor, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, and Leica optics in the Xiaomi 12S Ultra.
Similar to the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, the 12S Ultra comes with Harman Kardon stereo speakers and Dolby Atmos compatibility. Keeping things running smoothly is MIUI 13 on top of Android 12.

With a weight of 225g, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra is water and dust-resistant to IP68 standards. It is available in Classic Black and Verdant Green with a Leather-like rear finish.. Sadly, Xiaomi has confirmed that the phone won’t be sold outside of China, where the phone is priced at CNY 5,999 for the 8/256GB, CNY 6,499 for the 12/256GB, and CNY 6999 for the 12/512GB versions.

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