According to one of the famous Chinese whistleblowers, it seems that Xiaomi intends to launch its next year’s flagship, the Xiaomi 12 Ultra, with Samsung’s new 200-megapixel camera sensor.
As it turns out, we should at least say goodbye to the era when phones with 100-megapixel camera sensors are coming to market, as Xiaomi wants to launch a powerful phone with a 200-megapixel camera soon in collaboration with Samsung. The flagship we are talking about is the Xiaomi 12 Ultra, which should be launched in 2022, and will probably be the first smartphone to be equipped with a 200-megapixel camera.
We have heard many times that the quality of images does not necessarily have to do with megapixels, and companies need to work on other things such as image processing, aperture opening, and so on to improve the quality of an image. We’ve seen this in practice when comparing the cameras of phones like the Galaxy S21 Ultra with a 108-megapixel main sensor and Huawei’s representatives with 50-megapixel cameras.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra
But apparently, Samsung did not just play with numbers this time, but also improved the quality of its sensor, so that the phones equipped with this sensor would appear to be great in photography. According to the policy that the Korean company adopted a few years ago and evaluated the new sensor in its Xiaomi phones before using it, it intends to do the same this year. It looks like the Galaxy S22 Ultra will be equipped with the same 108-megapixel camera sensor as the company’s powerful flagship, while the rival flagship will benefit from Samsung’s own better camera sensor.
According to the famous Chinese revealer, Digital Chat Station, Xiaomi 12 Ultra will have two main cameras; One will be 200 megapixels and the other will probably be 50 megapixels. Now, why and how to use two main cameras in one phone is one of the unanswered questions about this phone and more details about it should be published in the coming days or weeks. Of course, it is said that this is why Xiaomi decided to use two main cameras in its flagship phone, because Samsung’s 200-megapixel sensor uses very small pixels with a size of 0.64 micrometers. Thus, the presence of a 50-megapixel sensor can ultimately increase the pixel size and improve overall performance in low light conditions, as well as increase detail.
This 50-megapixel secondary camera seems to be the same camera that acts as the main sensor in the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra and was once recognized as the best phone camera on the DXOMARK website. This sensor is also made by Samsung and is called ISOCELL GN2.
It is not said that the 200-megapixel Xiaomi 12 Ultra sensor will necessarily be made by Samsung, but according to the Android Central website, this sensor is most likely the same as the Korean company ISOCELL HP1. The camera sensor was unveiled last week and became the first sensor to use ChameleonCell technology to improve camera performance in low light conditions. Now, how much more noticeable the impact of this technology is compared to the existing models, we have to wait and see what products will be marketed with it, so that there is an opportunity to compare it with other phones.
According to news and rumors, we should expect Xiaomi’s next flagship to be unveiled and launched in early 2022. Of course, this did not happen with the Mi 11 series, and first the standard model and a few months later the Ultra model were unveiled. It is unclear whether the Xiaomi 12 Ultra will be covered by this policy. However, the Xiaomi 12 Ultra flagship series is set to enter the market as a competitor to the Galaxy S22 series handsets, and it seems that they have no shortage in any respect compared to Samsung’s representatives.
Xiaomi will probably consider 108 and 64 megapixel sensors for its interfaces
But the question is, if Xiaomi wants to use the new 200-megapixel sensor in its flagship phones, what will it do with the 108-megapixel sensor, which also performs well? As we can see, these days it seems that not only Xiaomi but also all smartphone companies are using their powerful hardware in mid-range phones after a period of use.
So we should expect Xiaomi to use the 108- and 64-megapixel sensors that once played a role in the company’s flagships for intermediates, and the powerful sensors to be considered only for the most powerful flagship model, the Ultra.
Xiaomi is currently planning to unveil the 11T and 11T Pro handsets as its flagship T-series. Apparently, these phones are not the main flagship of the company and are considered to be cost-effective. They use the same 108-megapixel sensor as their main sensor. Of course, this sensor should be used in the Pro model and the standard model should be offered with the same 64-megapixel sensor. The unveiling of these phones is expected to take place on September 15, which is another 6 days. However, we have to see in the coming days whether such a date will be confirmed for the unveiling of these phones or not.
Xiaomi has been improving its camera performance for a number of years, and it can be claimed that these days the company has been able to overtake the big and famous companies in this field. For example, the Mi 11 Ultra was unique in this regard. Last month, the Xiaomi Mix 4 with a selfie camera under the screen went on the market for the Chinese company to officially start its activities in this field, and many other things that will probably improve in the future. . Finally, it is not surprising for a company that seeks to establish itself as the world’s leading manufacturer and seller of smartphones to use the best parts. Even if the company is Xiaomi with less than half the experience of Samsung in the field of phone production.
In addition to the 200-megapixel sensor, the Xiaomi 12 Ultra flagship series will also use the Snapdragon 898 processor as the beating heart, making it one of the best phones on the market with the best and most powerful components available. Whether or not the Chinese company can compete with Samsung and Apple is a matter that only time can tell.
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