August 14, 2022

What you need to know

  • Xiaomi is set to launch its latest top-tier smartphone on July 4.
  • The Xiaomi 12S will feature a new 1-inch IMX989 camera sensor from Sony.
  • The sensor will apparently not be cropped like other smartphones touting the same size.

Xiaomi is set to launch its next flagship smartphone soon and is wasting no time teasing the phone ahead of next week’s full reveal. The Xiaomi 12S series has already teased a Leica partnership, however, now we’re learning more about the camera sensor the company plans to include on the premium Xiaomi 12S Ultra.

Xiaomi revealed on a Weibo post (via Android Authority) that its upcoming premium smartphone will sport a new Sony IMX989 for a massive 1-inch primary sensor. Xiaomi did not mention the resolution, but it’s said to feature a 50MP resolution with 1.15µm pixels, giving it a major leg up over some of the best Android phones.

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