Xiaomi and Leica collaborate to create a new device that is much more attractive than others already on the market.
A rather unique smartphone-camera of its kind
Lei JunThe CEO of Xiaomi, presented in a video the new Xiaomi 12S Ultra concept phone, a real “camera phone” that tends to resume the aesthetic lines of the 12S Ultra but adds a specific element: the ability to connect photographic modules interchangeable Leica M The lens transforms it into a mirrorless unique in the world.
i i l 12S Ultra concept phoneUnlike the original 12S Ultra, it is equipped with two one-inch sensors: one to be used in the classic way, located on the side of the circular rear module and the other placed in the center instead of the original one with ultra wide. – Angle lens, without lens and protected by a sapphire crystal panel.
Also, the circular module has a ring that must be opened and replaced with an adapter that, later, will be able to attach a classic Leica M lens. In the images we see the concept is a Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPHAnd from those alone we can safely say that it’s not bad at all as a device based on how it was offered.
Is it really that perfect? Not really
lo SmartphoneHowever, it has some drawbacks that are immediately visible. First, it’s not as balanced as it should be, but it’s still interesting to look at because it can be turned into a high-end camera with some ease. It hasn’t been officially confirmed, but it goes without saying that both 1-inch sensors are Sony’s IMX989s with 10-bit RAW support.
We cannot find any difference in terms of specifications. We will see with a classic Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Redesigned cooling system8 or 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM, 256 or 512 GB UFS 3.1 storage, a 6.73-inch AMOLED 2.0 LTPO display, a 32MP front camera and a 4860 mAh battery with 67 W fast charging.
Base barely Data reported – Currently – only ten units have been produced, which have been sent to some influencers for test trials. It would cost 41,000 euros to even make it, so imagine how much such a device would cost in the market.
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