Leica May Partner With Xiaomi Next After Huawei, Tipped to Feature in Xiaomi 12 Ultra

Let's take a look at the Xiaomi 12 Ultra specs, features and other leaked details.

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Representative image.

Xiaomi is rumoured to launch the Xiaomi 12 series in December. The company could unveil the vanilla model later this year. It is said to launch with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 SoC under the hood. In addition to the vanilla model, the Xiaomi 12 series could be accompanied by a Pro and an Ultra model next year. Xiaomi launched the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra in March 2021 in China. The company is expected to unveil its next Ultra flagship around the same time next year. Meanwhile, some details around the camera of the Xiaomi 12 Ultra have leaked. According to a new leak from tipster Digital Chat Station (DCS), Xiaomi could partner with legendary camera manufacturer Leica for its upcoming Xiaomi 12 Ultra.

Xiaomi 12 Ultra Leica cameras

Xiaomi 12 Ultra launch date remains unknown at the moment. However, some details around the camera have leaked months before the launch. Tipster DCS uploaded a picture on Weibo hinting at the launch of the Xiaomi 12 Ultra with Leica-tuned cameras. The tipster, however, deleted the post minutes after posting it.

It won’t be a surprise to see Xiaomi partnering with a camera manufacturer for its flagship smartphone. OnePlus partnered with Hasselblad, whereas Vivo partnered with Zeiss for its flagship X-series. Samsung is rumoured to partner with Olympus for the upcoming S22 series. There is no word on what role will Leica play in the 12 Ultra’s camera. The company could offer colour-tuning along with lenses for the Xiaomi flagship smartphone. The camera company has previously partnered with Huawei for the company’s flagship smartphones in China. It looks like Xiaomi will be the second major smartphone company from China to feature Leica-tuned cameras.

A report from August 2021 claimed that the 12 Ultra could feature a triple-camera setup on the back with a 200MP main camera sensor. It will be accompanied by two 50MP sensors for ultrawide and periscope zoom. The latter will support 10x zoom.

We can also expect the device to support at least 100W fast charging, if not 120W. The phone will draw power from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 SoC. Other details of the device should surface online in the coming days.

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