The upcoming Xiaomi 12 Ultra will be a flagship showcase for what Xiaomi and Leica can build together. However, the phone is expected in July, just a few months after the partnership was announced – how much can we expect from the camera?
Rumor has it that the 12 Ultra will use most of the same camera hardware as the Mi 11 Ultra. That means a 50MP main camera (with OIS, possibly with a new sensor), 48MP 5x telephoto module and a 48MP ultra-wide angle camera. Leakster Yogesh Brar confirms this with a list of expected specifications for the new Ultra.
There will be an additional component here, a 3D ToF sensor. The selfie camera was supposed to be the same 20MP module as on last year’s Ultra. The display panel appears to have been taken from the Xiaomi 12 Pro instead of the Mi 11 Ultra – a 6.7 “LTPO AMOLED panel with QHD + resolution and 120Hz refresh rate (the old Ultra had a 6.81” non-LTPO panel).
Xiaomi 12 Ultra, speculative renderings (image credit)
The phone will upgrade to the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and comes with 8/12 GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256/512 GB UFS 3.1 storage space, according to the doctor. The phone runs MIUI 13 out of the box (based on Android 12).
Finally, the electrical system – a 4,800mAh battery with 67W wired and 50W wireless fast charging. This year’s Pro model boasts of 120W wired charging, and some rumors claimed that Ultra will too, but there is conflicting information.
These rumored specifications omit some details. For example, will the Xiaomi 12 Ultra have a secondary display on the back? It’s unclear, but we hear it will embrace the Leica brand with a leather texture on the back and the iconic red Leica logo. While it may be a special edition, speculative renderings show a glossy finish. No back display either.