The latest flagship Xiaomi 12S Ultra has already been dismantled, and we have the opportunity to take a look at the construction of its huge camera module.
As you can see, its 1-inch optical format main image sensor is really huge. The author compares it with Samsung ISOCELL GNV 1/1.3 inch optical format, and the difference is very significant.
You can also see that this module is approximately the same thickness as a smartphone, excluding cameras. The thickness of the entire camera block without additional elements exceeds 11 mm.
Also noteworthy are two evaporation chambers. Source tests show that it really heats up much less than competitors, but it is not clear whether this is the merit of the cooling system or the new SoC Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1.