The Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro have huge 50-megapixel main cameras


(*12*) is at it once more — placing one other fantastically huge digicam on a flagship cellphone. This time, it’s the (*12*) 12 Pro with a 50-megapixel main sensor and f/1.9 commonplace extensive lens. It’s not the very greatest sensor (*12*) has utilized in a cellphone, however the mixture of a large aperture lens and sizable imaging chip makes it… nicely, simply take a look at the factor.

On the technical facet, it’s a Sony IMX707 chip, which (*12*) says it’s the primary to make use of in a cellular gadget. Gizmochina points out that the 707 seems to be a really mild refresh of the IMX700, which makes that declare rather less thrilling. Both method, it’s a big 1/1.28-inch kind sensor. Sony combines its 1.22μm pixels, that are already pretty giant for a cellular digicam sensor, to create even bigger 2.44μm “4-in-1” pixels for higher low-light photographs.

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The 12 Pro consists of two extra 50-megapixel rear digicam sensors: an ultrawide and a telephoto. The (*12*) 12 encompasses a barely smaller 1/1.56-inch kind sensor, a 13-megapixel ultrawide, and a 5-megapixel “telemacro.” Along with spectacular {hardware}, the 12 and 12 Pro embody digicam software program enhancements like diminished shutter lag, burst taking pictures enhancements, and topic monitoring for human and animal faces.

On the non-camera facet, the 12 Pro and its 12 sibling have all of the trimmings of a contemporary flagship with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipsets and 120Hz OLED panels. The (*12*) 12 presents a 6.28-inch display screen and a 4,500mAh battery; the 12 Pro features a 6.73-inch display screen with 1,500 nit peak brightness and a 4,600mAh battery with 120W quick charging.

In the event you’d prefer to change into the proud proprietor of a extremely, actually large smartphone digicam, each go on sale in China on December thirty first. The 12 Pro begins at RMB 4,699 (about $737) for 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and the (*12*) 12 begins at RMB 3,699 (about $580) for a similar 8GB / 128GB configuration.