Will Sony's new camera sensor make Xiaomi ditch Samsung?

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A new rumor suggests that smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi might replace Samsung as its camera sensor provider, opting instead for Sony's newest 1-inch sensor in its latest flagship phone.

Xiaomi may have made a switch from using a Samsung-made sensor in favor of the Sony Exmor IMX800 in its latest flagship smartphone, the unofficially but expected Xiaomi 12 Ultra. Although Sony is yet to announce the IMX800, leaked specifications reveal that the sensor should offer 50-megapixel resolution at a size of 1/1.1 inches.

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.