On Monday, Xiaomi officially presented the new Xiaomi 12S series in China with the label “developed in cooperation with Leica”, and it is the first series of mobile phones in cooperation with the famous photography company. The phones feature different photographic systems jointly developed with Leica Summicron lenses and support Leica photography profiles.
The primary camera of the top model Xiaomi 12S Ultra has an 8P aspherical lens, and in order to solve common photography problems such as flare, ghosting and chromatic aberration, they have added anti-glare lens coating, lens edge ink coating, cyclic olefin to the camera module of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra copolymer material and an infrared light filter with spin coating technology, according to Xiaomi. Together, these features offer a significantly cleaner image that is consistent throughout the lens.
In addition to the advanced optical design, the Xiaomi 12S series labeled “developed in collaboration with Leica” also uses Leica photographic profiles, reproducing Leica’s tone and aesthetics with the help of state-of-the-art algorithms. For the end user, this means access to two photographic styles: “Leica Authentic Look” and “Leica Vibrant Look”, both of which offer greater creative freedom to the photographer.
Xiaomi 12S Ultra is equipped with a 1″ Sony IMX989 sensor and implements a Quad-Bayer pixel array with individual pixel sizes reaching 1.6 μm. After combining the pixels, the size reaches 3.2 μm, which reduces noise, widens the dynamic range, increases the amount captured light and achieves overall better photography in low-light conditions.Xiaomi states that with this they have set a precedent for smartphone cameras, which in terms of hardware specifications are approaching traditional cameras.
The Xiaomi 12S Ultra is the first Android device to support Dolby Vision HDR video recording and playback. It uses HyperOIS for ultra-stable performance, offering continuous motion compensation during video recording. HyperOIS uses the gap between two frames to move the OIS engine to its original position, giving each frame the full, effective range of stabilization.
Xiaomi 12S i Xiaomi 12S Pro as the primary sensor they use the Sony IMX707, which includes both a large sensor and pixels – 1/1.28″ and 2.44 μm after pixel binning. Supported by Xiaomi AI Image Solution and Xiaomi ProFocus, these sensors enable fast startup, recording and continuous recording. They support burst shooting mode of 30 frames per second.
The entire series supports the 10-bit RAW format calibrated by Adobe Labs, with color correction metadata implemented in the files. If you use Adobe Lightroom to open photos taken with the Xiaomi 12S series, the Adobe Camera RAW software will automatically optimize photos based on metadata, giving professional photographers a good starting point for post-production.
The Xiaomi 12S Ultra labeled “co-developed with Leica” is the first flagship model equipped with two Xiaomi Surge chips – the Xiaomi Surge P1 chipset for fast charging and the Xiaomi Surge G1 chipset for battery management, which offer major improvements in battery management and the overall user experience .
Xiaomi 12S Ultra supports wired 67W fast charging, fast 50W wireless charging and reverse 10W wireless charging. It comes with a 4860 mAh battery and the Xiaomi Surge P1 fast charging chipset, which supports an output current of up to 16 A with a conversion efficiency of 96.8%. Xiaomi 12S Ultra also supports adaptive charging and thus prevents overcharging of the battery, increasing the number of charging cycles by 25%.
Xiaomi 12S Pro comes with Xiaomi Surge P1 fast charging chipset, wired 120W charging, wireless 50W charging and 4600mAh single cell battery, and Xiaomi 12S with wired 67W charging, wireless 50W charging and 4500mAh battery.
The Xiaomi 12S series is powered by the new Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 mobile platform, built on the TSMC 4 nm process. Compared to the Snapdragon® 8 Gen 1 processor, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 core is 21% smaller, with both CPU and GPU achieving 10% better performance and 30% better energy efficiency. They also equipped the Ultra with a new heat removal system.
The Xiaomi 12S Ultra and Xiaomi 12S Pro have a built-in 6.73″ AMOLED screen with E5 luminescent material that provides a professional level of detail, brightness and color, with a peak brightness of 1500 nits, 2K resolution, P3 color gamut and 1-120Hz AdaptiveSync Pro. The Xiaomi 12S is slightly more compact, with a 6.28″ screen, and also supports P3 color gamut display, HDR10+ and 120Hz AdaptiveSync.
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