Last month leakster @IceUniverse claimed that the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra will be the first phone to feature Samsung’s massive ISOCELL GN2. Now the cat reiterates that claim and adds that the phone will be out at the end of the month.
That matches what another leakster, Digital Chat Station, has been saying – that there are major Xiaomi launches coming in March and April. The Mi 11 Ultra may have to share its first position with its sibling, the Mi 11 Pro, which is rumored to use the same sensor and to also have a mini display on the back.
The 1/1.12” GN2 will be the largest sensor we see in a smartphone this year, says @IceUniverse. Samsung designed it with large pixels (1.4 µm) instead of aiming for 100+ megapixel resolution (the GN2 is a 50 MP sensor). Even so, 4-in-1 pixel binning is available for what promises to be unbeatable low-light performance. The upgraded Dual Pixel Pro autofocus system will deliver faster and more accurate focus locks.
The Mi 11 Ultra and Mi 11 Pro are also expected to feature periscope lenses with 48 MP sensors and up to 120x digital zoom (120 mm actual focal length, so around 5x optical magnification). The third camera will have a 48 MP sensor and an ultra wide lens.
Even though the Mi 11 Ultra and Mi 11 Pro are close to going official, Xiaomi has not booked a date for a reveal event and there are only a couple of weeks left in March. Of course, with today’s online-only events not much planning is needed.