Xiaomi launching a New Xiaomi 12S Ultra smartphone

Xiaomi's new phone Xiaomi 12S Ultra teardown reveals a potential camera gambit.2

The Xiaomi 12S Ultra is already one of the best camera smartphones in the world, with its class-leading 1-inch Sony IMX989 sensor and Leica imaging.

The Xiaomi 12S Ultra debuted earlier this month and received praise for its stellar camera performance.

A teardown of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra has now revealed the presence of Xiaomi's in-house Surge C2 imaging chip.

For some reason, though, the Surge C2 chip seems non-functional right now.

Qualcomm Spectra ISP and the triple 18-bit ISP in Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 already delivering great performance, OEMs seem to be turning to custom silicon.

Xiaomi 12S Ultra cameras compete with rivals like Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, iPhone 13 Pro Max, and Google Pixel 6 Pro.

Qualcomm Spectra ISP and the triple 18-bit ISP in Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 already provide great performance.