Xiaomi’s 12S Ultra Launches Soon, Comes with Sony and Leica Imaging

Xiaomi recently made headlines after it teased its latest batch of upcoming powerhouse smartphones. Branded as the Xiaomi 12S line, the new smartphones will feature high-end specs and will come in three different variants: the Xiaomi 12S, 12S Pro, and 12S Ultra.

Xiaomi 12s Ultra

As with most Xiaomi smartphones with multiple variants, the different 12S models will feature different hardware specs, such as display size, internal storage, and such. More specifically, Xiaomi has gone on to state that the 12S Ultra in particular will come with a Sony IMX989 sensor. The IMX989 is advertised by the company as a 1” sensor, which will be similar to the one found inside the Sony Xperia Pro-I.

12s ultra IMX989

Another big highlight of the 12S Ultra is the fact that the phone will be among the first Xiaomi devices to arrive under the newfound partnership between the company and camera manufacturer Leica (Leica’s long-term partnership with Huawei recently came to an end). Early leaks showed that the Mi Gallery app showed traces of Leica branding within its code, leading many ti believe that the camera brand will play a part in developing camera software features with the Chinese tech giant.

Aside from this however, not much was shared about other hardware specifications of the phone, although it’s largely speculated that the 12S series will run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, the current successor to the rather impressive Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

12S ULTRA 1" Sensor

On the other hand, the base model of the Xiaomi 12S is expected to come with a 6.28-inch AMOLED screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate, up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, and a triple-camera set-up with a 50MP main camera, a 13MP ultrawide lens, and a 5MP macro sensor. The hole-punch camera in the display will come with a 32MP camera for selfies and video calls. If these specs are any indication as to what we can expect from Xiaomi, then the 12S Ultra is bound to be highly impressive.

As far as software goes, we can expect the 12S Ultra to come with the current Android 12 system version, as well as Xiaomi’s latest MIUI software, which of course comes with an entire plethora of Xiaomi-centric apps and services. With that said, the phones will be launching via an online event on July 4, where interested buyers and fans can tune in for the full list of specs, device features, market release date, as well as regional availability.

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