Xiaomi 12 has a Sony IMX766 sensor, 12 Pro gets Sony IMX707

The company shared these details on Weibo

So just a couple of days are now left for the official unveiling of the Xiaomi 12 series in China, and as we know already, there is a vanilla Xiaomi 12 along with the 12 Pro, both of which are premium flagship phones. There is also a 12X, but the details about it are scarce at the moment. Anyways, in typical Xiaomi fashion, we are getting to know more and more details about these phones as the company is sharing details on Weibo every day. Now, Xiaomi has shared what sensors these two phones are having for the primary camera on the back.

So, as the company revealed, the vanilla model is getting the 1/1.56-inch Sony IMX766 camera sensor for the primary shooter, which, as we know, outputs 50 Megapixel images. We have seen this sensor being used on a lot of high-end phones from brands such as Vivo, Oppo, OnePlus, Realme, Honor, etc. It is worth mentioning that the Xiaomi 11 of this year had a 108 Megapixel primary sensor on the rear. There was a 50 Megapixel camera sensor on the Xiaomi 11 Pro & Xiaomi 11 Ultra this year, but that was a Samsung GN2 sensor, not a Sony sensor.

Speaking of the Xiaomi 12 Pro, it is getting a Sony IMX707 sensor for the primary camera on the rear. This is the first time we are hearing about this camera sensor by Sony because this sensor is making its debut with the 12 Pro. As per Digital Chat Station, it is a small upgrade over the Sony IMX700 sensor, and so, most of the specifications remain unchanged, such as the sensor size of 1/1.28-inches and an output of 50 Megapixels with an individual pixel size is 1.22-micron. Xiaomi claims that there is a 49% increase in light intake, and this sensor is codenamed ‘Night Owl’ by Xiaomi.

Well, one thing is sure by these sensor details, and that’s the fact that Xiaomi is moving away from Samsung sensors for the primary cameras on its flagships and going for the Sony sensors. The Xiaomi 11 series included three high-end flagships, and all of them had Samsung sensors for the primary camera. But this time, the story is entirely different.