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Take a look the impressive camera performance of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra

Xiaomi's first LEICA signed smartphone, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, is here with its tremendous camera performance.

It has long been leaked that a LEICA-signed Xiaomi phone will be launched. With the launch of the LEICA-signed Xiaomi 12S Ultra in July 2022, Xiaomi became the third brand to use LEICA optics after HUAWEI and Sharp. The new Xiaomi 12S Ultra is only available in China, but has caused a sensation around the world.

The Xiaomi 12S Ultra is a smartphone with the best hardware of 2022. Moreover, this model is the latest flagship phone of the Xiaomi. With the new model a new era has begun, Xiaomi has launched for the first time a smartphone in collaboration with LEICA, and this collaboration is a sign that many new models will also have LEICA optics. To test how well the device, which comes with a surprising innovation, is received worldwide, Xiaomi has launched it only in China. The LEICA-signed flagship models that will be released after the 12S Ultra, which is loved with many users and editors around the world, will be launched in many countries, according to Lei Jun’s statement.

Xiaomi 12S Ultra Camera Specifications

The Xiaomi 12S Ultra comes with a triple camera setup. Users looking at the device’s cameras think that the middle sensor is the main camera sensor, but they are wrong. The main sensor is located on the far left of the camera array. The main camera is powered by a 50MP Sony IMX 989 sensor and is 1 inch in size. With an equivalent focal length of 23mm, the main camera has an 8-element lens and an aperture of f/1.9, and features optical image stabilization, which is essential on flagship models. In addition, it supports Octa-PD phase detection autofocus.

The middle-located sensor is a 48MP camera sensor for ultra-wide-angle shooting, this camera sensor with 128° angle has 1/2″ and f/2.2 aperture. It supports autofocus like the main camera. Other sensor in the camera array is for the telephoto lens. The telephoto camera lens with a resolution of 48 MP, has an equivalent focal length of 120 mm and an aperture of f/4.1. This camera sensor, which is very important for the high quality of the zoom in video recording, supports OIS and also supports EIS during a recording video.

Xiaomi 12S Ultra Camera Samples

DXOMARK Ranking

Tested by DXOMARK after its release, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra scored lower than its predecessor, the Mi 11 Ultra, despite its ambitious camera setup. With a score of 138 from DXOMARK, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra is behind the Mate 40 Pro+ with 139 points and the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra with 143 points. The main reason for this is that the camera software was not optimized when the device was subjected to the DXOMARK test, with the new software updates the camera performance has been increased significantly.

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