The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, ultra high-end model of the Chinese brand, has a one-inch OLED screen, and three lenses, including the largest ever seen on a smartphone.
Presented in detail during its launch conference, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra seeks to impress. And it starts with his photo block, which seems truly gigantic.
A video of a YouTuber, in a grip before the hour, had already allowed to get an idea of the size of the photo module, which takes almost the entire width of the screen. But yesterday’s conference confirmed the gargantuan proportions of the device.
A rear screen and a very large sensor
Why make it so big? Already because there is a lot to put there, starting with the feature that will be the most talked about, for sure, the OLED screen of more than one inch. If the latter will mainly be used to take selfies with the rear cameras while seeing each other, it will also provide useful information, such as the number of the person calling, the time, or the battery level. Another crucial feature: it will be able to display small patterns on the back of the phone. Obviously, this takes up space.
At his side are three cameras, including the ” largest smartphone camera sensor currently on the market “. Designed in partnership with Samsung, it has a size of 1 / 1.12 inch – as well as a definition of 50 megapixels and a lens opening at f / 1.95. To give you a real idea, it’s a little bit smaller than the Sony RX 100 VII camera sensor.
Such a sensor necessarily requires a substantial photo block on a smartphone. Remember that the size of the sensor influences the good capture of light. Then come an ultra wide-angle and a telephoto lens, both at 48 megapixels and measuring 1/2 inch. All these beautiful people had to be put away somewhere.
One thing is certain: Xiaomi seems to assume the forms of its model, with a design that does not really seek to erase the immensity of this peninsula. We will certainly have to wait for the test to get an idea of the real size of this photo block, and the impact on the user comfort that such a choice of design can have.