The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra the new 50MP sensor from Samsung

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Xiaomi is still silent about the possible launch of the Mi 11 Ultra. This terminal has been filtered as one of the most impressive bets of the year, thanks in part to its second screen on the back. While we wait for its official confirmation from the Chinese company, the leaks continue to do their thing, revealing one of its biggest secrets.

We are slowly seeing details of other members of the Mi 11 family, such as the Mi 11 Lite. But the Mi 11 Ultra promises to be the most powerful and impressive device in the entire series. Xiaomi is usually pioneer in the launch of some technologies, which the company scores as medals by arriving first than its rivals. The integration of the Snapdragon 888 in the Mi 11 is just the most recent example.

Introducing a new sensor

Xiaomi was the first company to integrate a 48 megapixel sensor In 2019, with the Redmi Note 7. Not long after, the company scored another milestone by launching the Redmi Note 8 Pro, with a 64-megapixel GW1 sensor. Nor should we forget that the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra or CC9 Pro, became the first smartphone on the market to show off a 108 megapixel camera with the 108MP ISOCELL HMX sensor.

samsung sensor 64mp

Now, it has been famous leaker Ice Universe, which has revealed that the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, will also be the first terminal on the market to show off the new 50 megapixel Samsung ISOCELL GN2 sensor, recently presented by the Korean company. In recent times we are seeing how some manufacturers opt for sensors with fewer megapixels, but with more advanced features focused on capturing more light or achieving a better dynamic range, as is the case at hand.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

However and despite having a 50 megapixel sensor, the Mi 11 Ultra will be able to activate a 100 megapixel mode. Magic will be possible, as this new sensor is capable of meticulously rearranging color pixels using an intelligent “re-mosaic” algorithm. This creates three individual layers of 50Mp frames in green, red and blue. These frames are scaled and merged to produce a single photo with a resolution of 100 megapixels.

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When will we see it?

It is one of the great doubts of the moment, since there are no clues about the possible launch of this device. Some sources point out that the same camera will be integrated into the Mi 11 Pro, which will also see the light of day. That means that the main differentiating element of both models will be the rear screen that integrates the Ultra variant as the main hallmark of identity.

Written by David Girao

February 23, 2021

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