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Pixel monster: Xiaomi 12T (Pro) could arrive with a 200MP camera

Alongside the Xiaomi 12s range launched two weeks ago, the flagship Ultra model has also arrived. It’s the first mainstream Android phone to sport a massive 1-inch sensor. According to a Weibo post, the company may be working on another camera monster, which will launch later this year. The alleged device is said to come with a massive 200 MP Samsung sensor.

TL; DR

  • An unknown Xiaomi device is rumored to feature a 200MP camera.
  • The Xiaomi 12T is probably the alleged device mentioned.
  • Xiaomi could take advantage of pixel binning technology on the upcoming Xiaomi 12T.

A new report from China claims that an unnamed Xiaomi device will bring a 120Hz display, SM 8475 chip (Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1) and 200MP sensor. It is safe to say that the next Xiaomi 12T is the likely candidate with these specs as Xiaomi’s 11T duo was announced in late 2021. However, it is not yet confirmed whether Xiaomi 12T will use the newer ISOCELL HP3 or the HP1 with a slightly larger pixel size.

Regardless of the sensor type, the Xiaomi 12T (Pro) line will always be the second Android shooter to feature such a camera. The Motorola Edge 30 with a 200MP ISOCELL HP1 already claims the title of the world’s first 200MP camera and it is expected to be unveiled this month. Along with the huge snapper, the device will feature the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor.

Xiaomi 12T could use pixel clustering technology

Motorola has been busy teasing its high-end smartphone lately. The Lenovo-owned company also managed to share a sample photo based on pixel binning technology. It combines 4 pixels into 1 and creates a lower resolution image. In this case, the 200MP image has been scaled down to a 50MP image using 4-in-1 pixel binning technology.

Similarly, Xiaomi expected to use the same imaging trickery on its Xiaomi 12T. Xiaomi could even introduce the Leica brand on its next smartphone. We’ll soon find out how this technique translates into a real-life scenario.

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