Cameras for smartphones have advanced from the beginning of mobile phones. However, fitting them into such tiny devices is always an engineering and design challenge. Camera bumps of today are ugly making phone makers find clever ways to disguise or reduce their size. Xiaomi may be heading in the opposite direction with its forthcoming Xiaomi 12 Ultra. Recent renders released that show the design of the device include the camera bump, which will take matters to the next step.
It’s unclear if the latest leak of the design is a step up from that earlier leaks that claimed that it was the Xiaomi 12 Ultra would sport an additional screen in its rear. The latest leak shatters that second screen claim and instead features an enormous circular camera bump, similar to the one on Nokia Lumia 1020 PureView but the latter is, in fact, more threatening.
The most significant Xiaomi 12 Ultra design leak originates from tipster RODENT950 which was later created with the help of LetsGoDigital. Xiaomi’s next flagship phone is expected to feature a huge circular camera bump that sits on the back of the phone however, it’s rumored to be situated on the top of a delicately raised rectangular. This could add a touch of visual gradation however, it will also make the phone bulkier.
More bizarre are the sensor cutouts that look messy however, remember that it’s a render of an unconfirmed leak, not the official design. If the leak is indeed true it is likely that the phone will include at the very least four cameras as well as a myriad of sensors, including 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) and possibly the colour temperature sensor. This is certainly an unorganized affair however, hopefully it won’t be apparent from afar.
Front-facing of the Xiaomi 12 Ultra is less than impressive when compared to. It is believed to have an 6.8-inch curving AMOLED display that has a single camera with a punch-hole on its forehead. Under the hood it is expected to run the most recent Snapdragon 8Gen 1 processor possibly with as much as 12GB of memory, contingent of the model’s configuration.
It’s the Xiaomi 12 Ultra definitely takes unique approaches to the design of cameras on its back, however it also may be inclined to be exaggerated, perhaps even extreme. The way the camera’s design affects ergonomics and usability is something we’ll need to see on the spot at the time it launches. Xiaomi 12 series launches (likely) later in the month.