One of the top smartphone manufacturers in the world, Xiaomi, has formally announced the release of its upcoming flagship model, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra. The gadget is scheduled for worldwide release in April and is anticipated to have top-notch characteristics that will advance the brand’s photography technology.
The Xiaomi 12S Ultra, which debuted in July 2022 and was incredibly popular, was succeeded by the Xiaomi 13 Ultra. The first smartphone co-engineered by Xiaomi and Leica, a prestigious German optics manufacturer, was the 12S Ultra model. The two businesses formed a long-term strategic relationship for mobile imaging earlier this year, which implies that going forward, all high-end Xiaomi handsets will have Leica-branded cameras.
Given that Xiaomi wants to compete with other top-tier smartphones on the market, such as the Samsung Galaxy S23 and the impending iPhone 15, the partnership with Leica is a big move. The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is certain to be a popular option for customers searching for a high-end smartphone thanks to Leica’s expertise in camera technology.
In a tweet, Leica Camera (@leica camera) formally announced that the Xiaomi 13 Ultra smartphone will go on sale worldwide in April. In a tweet, Xiaomi’s founder and CEO Lei Jun further confirmed that the Xiaomi 13 Ultra will come with the “most extraordinary Leica Summicron lens.Mukul Sharma
Xiaomi 13 Ultra coming up. Will feature a Leica Summicron lens.#Xiaomi #Xiaomi13Ultra pic.twitter.com/3mKh341W2m— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) April 6, 2023
Specifications and Features
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is anticipated to have top-tier specs, including a potent processor, an excellent camera system co-engineered with Leica, and a huge battery. A high refresh rate display, which would offer customers an immersive viewing experience, is also anticipated to be included in the smartphone.
According to rumors, the smartphone would include a 6.7-inch Samsung E6 AMOLED LTPO panel with QHD+ resolution and a refresh rate of 120Hz. Also, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU with up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 1TB of UFS 4.0 internal storage is anticipated to power the smartphone. Although the smartphone is rumored to offer 90W cable charging and 50W wireless charging, the battery size is currently unknown.
Leica-optimized optics will be present in the Xiaomi 13 Ultra, making the phone “another milestone for the strategic relationship” between the two businesses. The smartphone is anticipated to have four 50MP cameras: an ultrawide, telephoto, telephoto with periscope, and a Sony IMX989 1-inch sensor.
Leica claims that the spherical optical construction of their Summicron lens contributes to “perfect images and superb contrasts.” The Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept’s body could be fitted with a Leica M-series lens module. It will be intriguing to observe how Xiaomi, after announcing their agreement, has incorporated the aforementioned special Leica lens in their phone.
Software The smartphone might ship with MIUI 14, which is based on Android 13. One of the most well-known modified Android skins is MIUI from Xiaomi, which includes many features and customizations not seen in stock Android. Improved privacy controls, a revamped Control Center, new animations, and an upgraded Always-On Display are just a few of the anticipated additions to Xiaomi’s MIUI 14.
Availability and Release Date
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is anticipated to be available later this month, while Xiaomi has not yet provided an official release date. There will be numerous markets where the smartphone can be purchased, including China, India, Europe, and the US. The smartphone will be offered in a variety of storage options, with the entry-level model likely to include 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The more expensive model can have 1TB of internal storage and 16GB of RAM. Stay tuned to Gadgets Leo for the latest Xiaomi smartphones in Kenya.