Wednesday, September 27

Xiaomi 12S Ultra: Xiaomi’s new beast is a camera attached to a top-of-the-range phone

Xiaomi has just presented, along with the new Xiaomi 12S and 12S Pro, the most ambitious mobile in its catalog, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. Despite the change in nomenclature, this is the direct successor to the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, a photographic beast that managed to surprise us in its analysis.

with more power, one inch sensor and hardware that competes with the best of the best, the 12S Ultra is challenged to compete with the best phones of 2022. These are its specifications and data sheet.

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Technical sheet of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra

Xiaomi 12S Ultra


6.73 inches
2K (3200 x 1440 pixels)
1Hz-120Hz refresh
1,500 nits maximum brightness
Gorilla Glass Victus


Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 at 3.19GHz (5nm TSMC)
Adreno 730 GPU



rear cameras

Main: 50 megapixels f/2.0, PDAF, OIS
Wide: 48 megapixels f / 2.22, PDAF, 128º
Zoom: 48 megapixels f/4.1, PDAF, OIS, 5X Zoom
Depth: 3D ToF sensor

Frontal camera

32 megapixel OMNIVISION f/2.0


67W fast charge
50W wireless charging
10W wireless reverse charging


android 12


Dual 5G
WiFi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
USB-C 2.0

Dimensions and weight



Under-screen fingerprint reader
stereo speakers
IP68 against dust and water



A beast with a one-inch sensor

Xiaomi 12Ultra

We will start the house from the roof, and the camera is the most important point in this Xiaomi 12S Ultra. Debuts a new one-inch-sized Sony IMX 989 sensor, the largest ever mounted on a Xiaomi phone. The 11 Ultra was already one of the best photographic exponents by far, and this 12S Ultra has all the ballots to continue on the same path.

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According to Xiaomi, it is not just about introducing a large sensor, but finally it seems that they are beginning to take the process seriously. They have developed the different modules of the ISP to be more precise in colorimetry, being less aggressive with the treatment of the skin.

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The lenses are top notch, promising to correct some of the current reflection issues found in some of its direct rivals. Specifically, they are lenses coated with a cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) that reduce lens flare, something especially important when shooting at night to objects such as streetlights.

If we talk about the secondary cameras, we have an optical zoom of five periscopic increases and with a resolution of 48 megapixels, capable of jumping to 120X digital zoom. The other sensor is an ultra wide angle, also 48 megapixels.

The expected hardware in a flagship


The panel of this Xiaomi 12S Ultra is 6.73 inches, with AMOLED technology, 120 Hz adaptive up to 1 Hz thanks to the LTPO and the promise of have an outstanding calibration. It is compatible with Dolby Vision content and has a maximum brightness of up to 1,500 nits.

The memory configuration rises to 12 + 512 GB, with LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1 memory types. The processor, how could it be otherwise, is the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, manufactured in TSMC process and much more efficient than the previous Gen 1, with a Samsung process and very inefficient at the energy and temperature levels.

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The battery is 4,860mAh, mainly due to the fact that cameras take up most of the phone. Fast charging is 67W (strange that they have not opted for 120W), with 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse.

Versions and price of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra

The Xiaomi 12S Ultra will not go on sale in Spain, being a version (in principle) reserved for the Chinese market. There is still hope that it can arrive under another nomenclature, but according to official sources it will not land in our country.

  • Xiaomi 12S Ultra 8/256GB. 857.37 euros to change (5,999 yuan).
  • Xiaomi 12S Ultra 12/256GB. 928.83 euros to change (6,499 yuan).
  • Xiaomi 12S Ultra 12/512GB. 1000.29 euros to change (6,999 yuan).

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