Xiaomi has now officially announced its new Xiaomi 12S Ultra smartphone, bringing with it a pair of half-inch sensors for ultrawide and periscope zoom cameras parked next to a huge 1-inch sensor main camera. It’s Sony’s flagship 1-Inch IMX989 sensor, with 50.3-megapixels of resolution and a 23mm equivalent focal length wide-angle lens. This is the largest sensor of any smartphone on the market.
In its quad pixel 4-in-1 binned mode it also features the largest individual pixels at 3.2µm which should help with low light and low noise images. Leica’s contribution, according to GSM Arena, is its 8P element lens as well as the software. The phone itself is powered by Qualcomm’s latest SM8450 Snapdragon S8+ Gen 1 processor.