Watch: Xiaomi 12S Ultra teardown reveals massive IMX989 sensor
How to put a large one-inch sensor in a smartphone? WikiHome has shared a new video of the autopsy of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra smartphone, in which It completely disassembles the internal parts of this device. This video shows that the main 50-megapixel sensor of this device is larger compared to the 1.3-inch ISOCELL GNV sensor.
We should note that optical formats are usually misleading; For example, a one inch sensor is not actually one inch in diameter. This measurement usually makes it harder to compare their dimensions, but in the autopsy video Xiaomi 12S Ultra, we see a visual comparison of the dimensions of the sensors used in this phone.
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If you pay attention to the space occupied by the three sensors of the back camera module of Xiaomi 12S Ultra, the periscope camera with five times optical zoom and the ultra-wide camera 48 The megapixels have been squeezed as much as possible, but it still doesn’t leave much room for a motherboard with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 chip. In addition, space is needed for the 4800 mAh battery of this device.
As GSMArena points out, when building a smartphone, little space At the disposal of the manufacturers, their solution is usually to use double-sided boards to create enough space for all parts and components. The main chip, RAM and storage chip are placed in the bottom board of Xiaomi 12S, and the company has used thermal paste and copper sheets, as well as a custom-designed vapor chamber to spread the heat and reduce the temperature of the parts.
Sensor The main 50-megapixel rear camera module of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra is 11.06 mm thick, which takes up a lot of space. Optics that can cover the entire IMX989 sensor require vertical space, and we should note that this sensor uses a complex 8P lens. You can see the full video of the autopsy of this smartphone below.
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