With a new, enormous smartphone camera, Xiaomi hopes to put a big grin on shutterbugs’ faces. The 12 Pro, the first product to employ Sony’s huge 1/1.28-inch IMX707 sensor, was introduced on Wednesday by the Chinese business. For instance, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra’s wide rear camera has a 1/1.33-inch type sensor, while the ultrawide back camera uses a 1/2.55-inch type sensor.
According to Gizmochina, the 12 Pro’s IMX707 sensor is an update of Sony’s IMX700 and has 1.22 m 4-in-1 pixels. When a larger camera sensor is paired with a larger lens aperture, more light can be captured, resulting in reduced blur and artefacts. According to Xiaomi, the 12 Pro’s big camera “improves light gathering capabilities by 49 percent compared to the previous version.”
The ultrawide camera offers a field of vision of 115 degrees, while the telephoto camera is for portraits. This week, Xiaomi also announced the standard 12 version. It, too, has a large sensor, with the 1/1.56-inch Sony IMX766 serving as the primary rear camera. A 13MP ultrawide camera and a 5MP telemacro camera are also included on the phone.