Sony IMX800 camera sensor can be installed in Xiaomi 12 Ultra

The Sony IMX800 is a recently announced camera sensor that is expected to debut shortly. It represents a huge technical step forward compared to previous Sony sensors and could become a major one for future Xiaomi devices.

The Sony IMX800 has better low-light performance, faster autofocus, and improved image stabilization. If the Company decides to use it in its new Xiaomi 12 Ultra device, it will make an impression!

The world’s largest sensor for mobile cameras – Sony IMX800

The sensor has a much larger size than the previous ones – 1/1.1″ and a resolution of 50MP. Such dimensions make it the largest among smartphone cameras. It will be larger than Samsung’s ISOCELL GN2 if you remember that it was used in the Xiaomi 11 Ultra device.

The size of the sensor determines how much light the camera receives to create an image. The amount of light the sensor receives yields better images. Larger optics capture more light, receive more information and create better and clearer images.

Xiaomi 12 Ultra Possible Specifications, Release

Ultra series devices have a larger battery and an improved camera.

If we collect all the available information, it is likely that xiaomi 12 Ultra will receive a curved OLED display LTPO 2.0 with a resolution of 2.2K. Like other Xiaomi 12 devices, it will run on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (SM8450). As for the camera, the device will be equipped with a Sony IMX800 50MP sensor.

Judging by the render of the patent, in addition to the main camera, there are 3 more. They will also have a resolution of 48 megapixels and are designed exclusively for zoom. Thus, the camera unit will have the following form:

  • 50-megapixel main;
  • 48-megapixel with 2x zoom;
  • 48-megapixel with 5x zoom;
  • 48-megapixel with 10x zoom.

The smartphone can get a 5x Periscope zoom lens for selfies. Xiaomi 12 Ultra will be presented at the beginning of the third quarter of 2022.

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