Xiaomi has launched its flagship smartphone for 2023, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra, which maintains its partnership with Leica for its camera technology.
The specifications of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra are as follows:
- 6.73″ AMOLED WQHD+ display with a 1-120Hz refresh rate, maximum brightness of 2600 nits, and Gorilla Glass Victus protection
- Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor with LiquidCool heat dissipation system
- 12/16GB LPDDR5X RAM, UFS 4.0 storage options of 256GB/512GB/1TB
- 5000mAh battery with 90W fast wired charging and 50W fast wireless charging, and Xiaomi Surge P2 chip for charging management and Surge G1 chip for battery management
- MIUI 14 on Android 13
The main selling point of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is its camera, which includes a total of four lenses with a resolution of 50MP and support for 4 different focal lengths: 12mm or 0.5x (ultra-wide angle), 23mm (wide angle), 75mm (telephoto), and 120mm (super-telephoto), with a maximum zoom of 240nm (10x).
- Main camera with a 1″ Sony IMX989 sensor, 23mm f/1.9, f/4.0, and HyperOIS
- Ultra-wide angle camera with a Sony IMX858 sensor, 12mm f/1.8, 122° FOV, and macro capability up to 5cm
- Telephoto camera with a Sony IMX858 sensor, 75mm f/1.8, and OIS
- Super-telephoto camera with a Sony IMX858 sensor, 75mm f/3.0, and OIS
Another feature developed in partnership with Leica is the Summicron lens glass, which is well-known for its 8-piece construction, providing both flexibility and reduced lens size.
Other features include the ability to capture 14-bit Ultra RAW photos, shoot 10-bit LOG videos, and Leica 2-style filters with both Authentic Look and Vibrant Look options.
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra will be launched in China on April 21, 2023 with a starting price of 5,999 yuan or approximately 87$ (for 12GB/256GB), 6,499 yuan (for 16GB/512GB), and 7,299 yuan (for 16GB/1TB). However, the release date for international markets is still uncertain.