We are used to the fact that the cooperation of smartphone manufacturers with well-known photo brands usually consists of abstract things like special color correction and other software add-ons. Xiaomi did not like this stereotype, as a result of which it was decided to break the usual boundaries of the industry. The company has unveiled a concept version of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, equipped with a bayonet mount for professional Leica M series lenses.
At the same time, the company’s engineers came up with an elegant design of the external mount, which allows you to keep the main cameras and install a third-party lens through an adapter. True, for this it was necessary to introduce a pair of 1 “IMX989 sensors into the device at once: one is used in the same way as in the usual Xiaomi 12S Ultra, and the second is devoid of its own optics and is located in the center of the camera block. The width previously located there has shifted lower, and the periscope “The camera had to be sacrificed altogether. However, the device does not need it, given the extensive range of Leica lenses. Alas, the company does not mention either the release date or the price of the device, which may indicate plans to leave the project at the level of a piece concept.
Sample photo taken with a Leica lens
© Vladimir Kovalev. mobile phone
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