Today, a well-known insider, hiding under the nickname Ice Universe, announced new details about the upcoming flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra. He said that the device will be released at the end of this month and will be the first on the market to receive the Samsung ISOCELL GN2 main camera sensor.
This information is in line with a statement from tech blog Digital Chat Station, according to which Xiaomi has scheduled two major announcements for March and April. He also suggested that the Mi 11 Ultra will be introduced alongside the Mi 11 Pro, which is also rumored to use the ISOCELL GN2 sensor and boast a small secondary display on the back.
According to Ice Universe, ISOCELL GN2 will be the largest smartphone camera sensor this year. Instead of aiming for a huge resolution, Samsung gave the 50-megapixel sensor large 1.4-micron pixels. It supports merging four neighboring pixels into one, which should greatly improve the quality of low-light photos.
It is expected that Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra and Mi 11 Pro, in addition to ISOCELL GN2, will receive 48-megapixel sensors with periscope lenses and 48-megapixel sensors with ultra-wide-angle optics. The exact launch date of smartphones is still unknown.