The long-awaited Xiaomi 13 Ultra has been leaked in perfect clarity, and it may just have the most advanced camera system ever seen on a phone. Equipped with a quad-camera setup, a giant 1-inch sensor, and a next-generation Leica Summicron lens, this phone could take the camera crown from the iPhone 14 Pro, Galaxy S23 Ultra, and Pixel 7 Pro in 2023.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra features camera
The Sony IMX 989 sensor used in the main camera is larger than those used in most other phones, allowing for bigger individual pixels that can gather more light, making it more capable in low-light conditions. The main camera of Xiaomi 13 Ultra features a variable aperture, which is a premium feature missing from most other phones, allowing for greater flexibility in different lighting conditions.
The 50MP ultra-wide camera has been reworked, but the real focus is on the two telephoto cameras. Xiaomi 13 Ultra features, expected to have a 3.2X zoom lens that can focus up close and create stunning macro photos, a feature not available on any other brand. Additionally, the 5X periscope zoom lens will improve quality in the 5X to 10X zoom range, which is arguably more versatile than the 10X one. Rumors suggest that the Xiaomi 13 Ultra will be able to go up to 120X zoom.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra features a slightly curved screen and a raised camera bed, giving it a unique look. It will be available in a soft leather-like finish, in addition to the traditional glass version. The phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, and it will feature a 4900mAh battery with 90W wired charging and 50W wireless charging.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra has confirmed to release in China on April 18th, with the global release following later. It is expected to be more expensive than the Xiaomi 12S Ultra from last year, with final prices in the UK and Europe expected to be above 1,000 euros.