Xiaomi 12S Ultra: Xiaomi's new beast is official with LEICA and Snapragon 8+ Gen 1 cameras - Teknogue 24

Xiaomi 12S Ultra: Xiaomi’s new beast is official with LEICA and Snapragon 8+ Gen 1 cameras


The Xiaomi 12S Ultra is the most extreme mobile created so far by the company, with cameras developed together with LEICA and the most powerful Qualcomm processor

Xiaomi’s most extreme smartphone has not been long in coming: as the company itself had confirmed to us a few weeks ago, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra is now officialand arrives to become the leader of the company’s catalog, with the most beasts and the most advanced camera system the company has ever put on one of its phones.

In addition to equipping a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor and an impressive AMOLED LTPO screen, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra stands out from the rest for incorporating a camera system with the LEICA seal, the historic Swedish firm specializing in photography. But what does this collaboration really entail?

Back of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra

The back of the XIaomi 12S Ultra is made of silicone.

Xiaomi 12S Ultra, all the information

Xiaomi 12S Ultra
Dimensions 74.6mm x 164.3mm x 9.0mm
225 grams
Screen FrontalAMOLED LTPO 6.73 inches QHD +, 120 Hz and Gorilla Glass Victus
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
RAM 8/12GB
Operating system MIUI 13 on Android 12
Storage 256/512GB
cameras rear:
-Sony IMX989 50 MP 1″, f/1.9, 8P Lens, 23mm, OIS
-48MP Ultra Wide Angle 1/2″, f/2.2
-48 MP telephoto 120X, 1/2″, OIS
Drums 4860 with 67W fast charging, 50W wireless charging and reverse wireless charging
Others In-display fingerprint reader, IP68, 5G, NFC

In addition to having the most advanced features of the entire family, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra also has a design full of differential featuresbeginning at its rear with the huge circular chamber module located on the back of the device, inside a glass “window” that occupies the entire width of its rear.

The device has a back made of a material never before used by Xiaomi: organic silicone, stronger than plastic. It can be purchased in two colors: dark green and black. The circular chamber module is made of aluminium, with a trim covered in 24 karat gold.

Unlike their younger siblings, the Xiaomi 12S and 12S Prothe Xiaomi 12S Ultra has IP68 certification that guarantees its resistance to water and dust.

Returning to the camera module, we find a state-of-the-art Sony IMX989 sensor acting as the main camera, with 50 megapixels of resolution and size of one inch. It comes equipped with an optical image stabilizer and, depending on the brand, is capable of capture 49% more light than the previous Sony IMX766.

Next to it, we find a 48 megapixel ultra wide angle secondary cameraand a sensor telephoto 48-megapixel camera with periscope-type lens, optical stabilization and digital zoom of up to 120x.

In this case, LEICA has worked together with Xiaomi to tune the software in charge of processing the captures, with a color interpretation more natural and precise. Also, they are used LEICA Summicron lenses with capabilities such as infrared and ultraviolet ray filter

In addition to that, Xiaomi has equipped a integrated chip dedicated to photography called Xiaomi G1on which the processing tasks fall to improve the speed at which the photographs and videos are processed.

Xiaomi 12S Ultra black

The immense camera module is the main protagonist of the back of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra.

Under the hood of this model is the processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, the latest and most powerful created by Qualcomm. It is accompanied by 8 or 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, with 128, 256 or 512 GB of internal storage.

All of this is backed by a 4860mAh capacity batteryaccompanied by a system of 67W fast charge of power and wireless charging up to 50 W.

Your screen has 6.73 inches diagonal and makes use of AMOLED LTPO technology with a refresh rate of up to 120 hertz. It can reach a maximum brightness of up to 1,500 nits, and it has 2K resolution.

Price of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra and when can it be purchased

  • Xiaomi 12S Ultra 8/256GB: 5999 yuan (871 euros to change)
  • Xiaomi 12S Ultra 12/256GB: 6499 yuan (929 euros to change)
  • Xiaomi 12S Ultra 12/512GB: 6999 yuan (1000 euros to change)

Xiaomi has introduced the 12S Ultra in China, where it will be sold exclusively at first. For now, the brand has not confirmed whether it will market its new flagship in the rest of the world’s regions.

Related topics: Xiaomi


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