Xiaomi 12 Ultra: Lei Jun starts hinting about Mi 11 Ultra successor with Leica cameras
It seems that Xiaomi has started its teaser campaign for the Xiaomi 12 Ultra, a smartphone that is rumoured to arrive in July. While Xiaomi has not offered anything on its various Weibo accounts yet, co-founder Lei Jun has posted a cryptic tweet for his global followers. For reference, Xiaomi has already confirmed that it is now working with Leica, a partnership that Huawei previously enjoyed.
As the embedded tweet below shows, Lei Jun has implied that it is about time that he starts shooting photos with Leica camera equipment again, having found an old model 'in a box of camera equipment'. Additionally, Lei Jun has included a Mi 11 Ultra watermark, seemingly a nod to the series in which Xiaomi and Leica's camera partnership will debut. In other words, it appears that Lei Jun is implying that the Mi 11 Ultra successor will rely on Leica-tuned cameras.
Leaked renders suggest so, at any rate. Moreover, the Xiaomi 12 Ultra is thought to feature a 50 MP primary camera with OIS, a 48 MP ultra-wide and a 48 MP periscope camera offering 5x optical zoom. Also, the handset is believed to contain a 20 MP front-facing camera placed behind a 6.7-inch AMOLED display, along with Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC and a 4,800 mAh battery that supports 67 W wired charging. Unsurprisingly, leakers like Yogesh Brar assert that the Xiaomi 12 Ultra has LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 flash storage.
Found my old Leica in a box of camera equipment and cleaned it carefully. It's been many years since I shot any photos with it, but I think it's time for me to pick it up again. pic.twitter.com/q5nLP0xxIk— leijun (@leijun) June 11, 2022