Xiaomi’s latest flagship has a 200-megapixel sensor — so don’t think spec race is over • TechCrunch

Xiaomi simply launched the 12T Professional, a flagship with a 200-megapixel important digital camera. The corporate is utilizing Samsung’s HP1 sensor with a base pixel measurement of 0.64μm and f/1.69 aperture.

The sensor, which was launched final yr, makes use of pixel binning in several methods: it could actually mix 16 pixels to supply a 12.5-megapixel picture (2.56μm pixel measurement), mix 4 pixels to supply a 50-megapixel picture (1.28μm pixel) or produce a full 200-megapixel picture. For comparability, binned 12-megapixel images on the brand new iPhone 14 Professional’s 48-megapixel digital camera has a pixel measurement of two.44μm.

This important sensor offers options reminiscent of 2x zoom, night-mode images and video recording in as much as 8K decision. Xiaomi says it expects the system’s extraordinarily excessive megapixel sensor to churn out pictures with tremendous crisp particulars and coloration depth in each day and low-light conditions. Nonetheless, different issues reminiscent of the dimensions of the sensor and the corporate’s post-processing algorithms matter lots. So utilizing a 200-megapixel sensor doesn’t assure that the ensuing images will likely be superior to sensors with a decrease megapixel depend.

The opposite specs for 12T Professional are on par with Android flagships launched this yr: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor; 8 GB or 12 GB RAM; 128 GB or 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage; 120Hz 6.67-inch AMOLED show; and a 5,000 mAh battery that may be charged with a 120W charger packed within the field.

The corporate additionally claims that the brand new system has a 65% higher cooling system than its predecessor.

Aside from the admittedly ridiculous 200-megapixel important digital camera, the Xiaomi 12T Professional has an 8-megapixel ultra-wide digital camera, 2-megapixel macro digital camera and a 20-megapixel front-facing digital camera.

Final month, Motorola launched a tool referred to as the Edge 30 with the identical 200-megapixel sensor provided by Samsung, so it’s formally a pattern.

The telephone will likely be out there in black, silver and blue colours beginning at €749 ($743) when it goes on sale October 13.

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