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You thought 108MP was too much? Xiaomi could be working on a 200MP flagship

Is this a Mi 12 series phone or something else entirely?

Published onJune 29, 2021

Xiaomi Mi 11 angled camera
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  • Xiaomi is apparently working on a phone with a 200MP camera and 2022’s flagship silicon.
  • The phone is also purportedly packing a dual-curved screen with a punch-hole cutout.

Xiaomi was the first company to launch a 108MP smartphone when it launched the Mi Note 10 back in late 2019, upping the megapixel ante in a big way. We’ve since seen Samsung and several other companies offering 108MP cameras on their phones, but no one has pushed past this point just yet.

Now, Weibo leaker Digital Chat Station has claimed that Xiaomi is working on a phone with a 200MP main camera, using the bunny emoji to denote Xiaomi. Check out the machine-translated post below.

The leaker also claimed that this new device will use the SM8450 platform, and this is expected to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 successor that will be used in many flagships in 2022. Veteran tipster Evan Blass leaked the new chipset’s specs earlier this month, claiming it will offer a 4nm manufacturing process, Adreno 730 GPU, and a Spectra 680 ISP.

Otherwise, Digital Chat Station notes that the new device will have a dual-curved screen with a punch-hole cutout. They add in a follow-up comment that it’s too early to figure out which device family this new phone belongs to.

Nevertheless, we’ll play a wait-and-see game with 200MP cameras on smartphones. We haven’t seen a huge image quality upgrade in general with 108MP cameras, and we’ve actually seen brands embrace 48MP and 50MP sensors that offer larger pixels and similar sensor sizes compared to 108MP sensors.

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