Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept Introduction
In the early morning, Xiaomi started teasing a new concept phone based on Xiaomi 12S Ultra, and after some hours, fully uncovered this mysterious device called as Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept.
Yet before the release of Xiaomi 12S Ultra, two projects are running simultaneously, one of them is 12S Ultra resembling a traditional smartphone, and the other one with an interchangeable lens.
To tell the story behind Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept, Xiaomi also shared an introduction video. It is said that the concept is a joint effort between Xiaomi and Leica, exploring the boundaries of mobile imaging and professional cameras, claiming that taking off the lens is a flagship phone, and screwing on the lens transforms it into a professional imaging device.
By reconfiguring the interior of the phone, Xiaomi has significantly reduced the area of the motherboard and padded it, moved the super wide-angle lens down, eliminated the periscopic rear camera, added a second direct light 1-inch sensor in the center, and covered it with sapphire glass, the whole machine is still airtight and waterproof.
The overall structure of the concept machine is also strengthened again than before, the square and round structure of the protective lens module is completely redesigned and replaced with a sub-master screw fixed directly to the entire machine frame, which can easily withstand the weight of the external lens and be stable without shaking.
The flange distance of the connecting bayonet is only 2mm, which can be used to transfer any Leica M series lens using the adapter ring. The moment it screws on the lens, the phone’s built-in second direct light sensor begins to work, with the f/1.4 lens, the amount of light intake compared to the Xiaomi 12S Ultra increased by a factor of 1, greatly improving the phone’s shooting capabilities, to achieve the super high-quality blockbuster previously impossible to shoot.
Xiaomi has also further developed its software features. The Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept supports peak focus, zebra lines, histograms, and other common tools, and is capable of shooting 10bit RAW format files.