The highly anticipated flagship Xiaomi 12S Ultra, 12S Pro, and 12S smartphones have now made their official debuts.
The Xiaomi 12S Ultra, 12S Pro, and 12S models, which are added to the Xiaomi 12 series, are the most eye-catching flagships of the recent era. Devices with very modern designs and no attempt to stand out from the crowd are prepared in a variety of colors and materials, like the Nothing Phone (1). From a technical perspective, the most important characteristics of the new flagships are obvious. The primary focus is once again on the camera because these phones are powered by Leica and Xiaomi, two top producers of imaging technology. These are the outcomes of their extensive work together on mobile cameras. The family’s most ambitious camera model is the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, which is at the top.
The Sony-developed 50.3-megapixel IMX989 sensor with a full 1-inch size and OIS is housed in a sizable round camera module on the back of the 12S Ultra. Higher-quality images are produced by cameras with larger sensors. The sensor size has a direct bearing on important aspects like low light, detail captured, and natural depth of field. A 48-megapixel Sony ultra-wide-angle camera and a 48-megapixel OIS-supported periscope camera with 5x optical and 120x digital zoom are included in addition to the main camera on the 12S Ultra, which delivers excellent results. There is a camera as well.
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The company supports these cameras with high-end Leica optics by enabling the 12S Ultra to produce printouts with distinctive colors using the photo filters dubbed “Leica Authentic Look” and “Leica Vibrant Look” that were purchased from Leica. Additional Leica filters on the phone include Leica Vivid, Leica Natural, Leica BW Natural, and Leica BW High Contrast. Each image that is captured has a similar appearance as a result of these filters. Additionally, RAW shooting is supported by the phone, giving the user total control over the editing procedure.
A 32-megapixel selfie camera is positioned in front of the screen hole on the 6.73-inch, 32001440-pixel, 120 Hz LTPO AMOLED display of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. It can first-ever record Dolby Vision HDR video at 4K resolution. The 4,860 mAh battery in this phone can be charged at speeds of 67W wired charging, 50W wireless charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging. Its screen has a maximum brightness of 1,500 nits and can operate as low as 1 Hz. When charging, the device makes use of two special, one-of-a-kind chips made by Xiaomi. The Surge P1 chip of the gadget, according to the claim, extends battery life, while the Surge G1 chip modifies battery usage based on the circumstances.
The phone is built with a sophisticated liquid-based cooling system and has a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, 256 GB or 512 GB of internal storage, and 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM. The 225-gram phone has an IP68-certified speaker system, two leather-like back cover colors, and a speaker system that has been approved by Harman Kardon.
The Xiaomi 12S model, which is the least expensive in the line, has a 6.28-inch 120 Hz, 1,100 nit AMOLED display, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, and a Leica 50 megapixel OIS main + 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle + 5-megapixel telephoto camera system. With a 4,500 mAh battery and support for 67W wired, 50W wireless, and 10W reverse wireless charging, the phone has a 32-megapixel front-facing selfie camera.
The Xiaomi 12S Pro, the middle member of the family, has a 6.73-inch, 120 Hz, 1,000 nit LTPO AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, and a 50 megapixel OIS main camera system with 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle and 50 megapixel 2x telephoto cameras in addition to the Leica brand. A 32-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and a 4,600mAh battery with support for 120W wired, 50W wireless, and 10W reverse wireless charging are features of the powerful flagship phone.
The Xiaomi 12S series will sadly not be available in global markets. Reports state that the company is assembling additional phones with Leica-branded cameras for foreign markets. Prices for the 12S family range in China from roughly $600 for the 12S to as much as $1,000 for the 12S Ultra.
The founder, CEO, and president of the Xiaomi Group, Lei Jun, spoke about the profoundly important collaboration between Xiaomi and Leica, saying, “As the leading companies in the industry, we found that we agreed on ideas and goals. Both companies recognize the accomplishments and contributions made to the industry.
The photography strategies used by Xiaomi will significantly advance thanks to this partnership. During this collaboration, which ranges from optical design to the adjustment of aesthetic orientations, the cutting-edge technologies, product philosophies, and visual preferences of both companies cross and merge in an unprecedented way.
We are pleased to announce our long-term strategic partnership with Xiaomi, said Matthias Harsch, CEO of Leica Camera AG. Leica and Xiaomi, two well-known premium brand companies hoping to usher in a new era of photography for their customers, have agreed to work closely together.
The new flagship smartphone we jointly developed, in our opinion, will show the strides both companies have made. We will reinvent mobile photography while providing users with outstanding image quality, traditional Leica aesthetics, and unrestricted creativity.
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