Xiaomi 12S Ultra: this is what its monstrous 1-inch Sony IMX989 camera looks like

The first teardown of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra  revealed the appearance of its Sony photo sensor , the first 1-inch in a smartphone.


The presentation of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra  completely stunned the enthusiasts of the mobile phone industry due to the enormous potential of its photographic section. Now, thanks to the first disassembly of the equipment that comes from China , we can see in more detail one of its main attractions: the Sony IMX989 , the first 1-inch sensor built into a smartphone .

As can be seen in the video published by WekiHome on its YouTube channel , the camera in question is quite large, surpassing the 50-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL GNV , the second in contention that has a size of 1/1.3 inches and, as they compare in the teardown, it is slightly smaller than a 1 yuan coin .

a photographic colossus

One of the details that stands out the most in the video is that the Sony IMX989 occupies a thickness of 11.06 millimeters in the composition of the rear cameras of the equipment since, when it is with its casing on top, this part stands out significantly in the design. of the mobile.

In addition, it is important to note that this sensor, together with the ultra wide angle and the macro that are also integrated in the Xiaomi 12S Ultra , are mounted separately on the smartphone using its own motherboard (PCB) , so the mobile uses a double base plate design.

Thanks to the material provided by WekiHome , there are already some photographic samples, but it is preferable to wait for a comparison between the sensors of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra and those of the rest of the top-of-the-range equipment from other manufacturers.

Features of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra

Among the main specifications of the new flagship of the firm, we have a 6.73-inch Super AMOLED E5 screen with a Quad HD + resolution of 3200 x 1440 pixels, a refresh rate of 120 Hz; Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor , two configurations of 8GB/16GB of LPDDR5 RAM as well as 256GB/512GB of UFS 3.1 storage .

On the other hand, it has a 4860 mAh battery with a 67W fast charge, a vapor chamber for cooling, Harman Kardon stereo speakers , IP68 resistance to water and dust, and a weight of 255 grams . At the moment, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra is only available in China at the following prices depending on its configuration:

  • 8GB + 256GB at 5,999 yuan (US$ 897 to change)
  • 12GB + 256GB at 6,499 yuan (US$ 971 to change)
  • 12GB + 512GB at 6,999 yuan (US$ 1,046 to change)