Xiaomi 12S Ultra Has A Gigantic Camera Bump

The Xiaomi 12S Ultra is the company’s new flagship smartphone that got announced yesterday. This phone packs in some of the most advanced camera hardware out there. The Xiaomi 12S Ultra includes the Sony IMX989, the world’s first 1-inch camera sensor made for phones, Leica lenses, and much more, so it’s not surprising it has a gigantic camera bump.

The Xiaomi 12S Ultra has a gigantic camera bump, which is not surprising

Xiaomi stuffed three camera sensors on the back, though that main one really does stand out. It’s a huge sensor, a lot larger than what you’d find inside the iPhone 13 Pro Max, for example, as shown in the image below.

Sony IMX989 sensor comparison

Having said that, the camera bump really does protrude on the back, as you can see in the images shared below. The first two images come from XDA Developers, Ben Sin shared them via Twitter. The last one is from TechDroider. All of them give you a really good idea as to how large that camera bump is.

What is interesting, though, is that the phone can still stand on its own, upright, despite that camera bump. You can see that in one of the provided images above. It seems like Xiaomi did a really good job with weight distribution.

The phone features 48-megapixel ultrawide and periscope telephoto cameras

The Xiaomi 12S Ultra also has really compelling telephoto and ultrawide cameras, both are 48-megapixel sensors. Periscope capability is a part of the package too, as are Leica’s lenses, photographic styles, and filters.

Initial photo samples from the device do seem really compelling. In addition to announcing the 12S Ultra, though, Xiaomi also presented the Xiaomi 12S and 12S Pro. Those two phones are compelling in their own right, but the ‘Ultra’ model does stand out.

Unfortunately, all of those phones may stay exclusive to China. Richard Lai from Engadget shared a quote from Xiaomi, saying that, which means we may have to wait until the Xiaomi 13 series to get those goodies.


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