If confirmed, Xiaomi 12 Ultra will be the best photo smartphone


The Xiaomi 12 Ultra is the most powerful phone in the Chinese manufacturer’s offerings for 2022. Its premiere is still a few months away, but we know surprisingly much about it. Joining the group of the most interesting new products to date is the most important novelty – the main camera sensor.

In theory, the best photo phones on the market today are the Huawei and Honor models. Even a year after its premiere, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra remains in the top three. The successor should bring an even bigger main matrix. In the predecessor, it was the 1/1.12″ Samsung GN2. Previous leaks indicated that the same sensor would go to the successor. Until today.

A recognized Chinese insider, Digital Chat Station, claims that a different sensor may be available for the Xiaomi 12 Ultra. It will be a Sony IMX800 series sensor, which has not yet been introduced. It will have a resolution of 50MP and will be physically the largest on the market. The thing about it is that it is the smallest (1/1.1″), but still the largest. However, in the final assessment of the quality of photos from the camera of the top flagship Xiaomi will play a major role something else.

It is, of course, about the software and image processing capabilities of the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus processor. Perhaps Xiaomi will also choose a special system for this purpose. Oppo did this in the case of the Find X5 Pro model. It is also known that next to the main 50 MP sensor there will also be a 48 MP periscope telephoto lens and a wide-angle lens with the same resolution.