The Chinese smartphone manufacturer has confirmed that the company’s upcoming Xiaomi 13 Ultra is going to launch with Leica optics. The smartphone is all set to go live in its home country China, but there is no concrete information about the launch date. Speculations are suggesting that the Xiaomi 13 Ultra will go live in April, maybe by the end of the month.
Xiaomi 12S series and Xiaomi 13 Pro was the one which were launched with Leica optics, and now the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is also going to join the club. The mobile imaging of the smartphone will be powered by the next-generation Leica Summicron lens.
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Marking another milestone for the strategic cooperation between Xiaomi and @leica_camera, and the mobile photography world.
Debuting this April, #Xiaomi13Ultra will be available in global markets in the coming months. https://t.co/ljTyEmFbGK
— Xiaomi (@Xiaomi) April 6, 2023
According to Leica, the various smartphone lenses, ranging from wide-angle to telephoto, have achieved consistently excellent optical capabilities for the first time. The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is rumoured to feature a 6.7-inch Samsung LTPO E6 AMOLED QHD+ display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. Based on previous speculations, the smartphone is tipped to draw power from the Snapdragon 8 Gen2 SoC and up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 512GB UFS 4.0 storage.
The phone is rumoured to have impressive optics, including a 50MP Sony IMX989 main sensor measuring 1-inch, a 50MP ultra-wide-angle lens, two 50MP telephoto lenses, and a 32MP front camera for selfies and video calls.
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Recent renders suggest that the device will feature a big circular camera bump placed at the top centre of the rear panel. The smartphone is also expected to retain the IP68 rating to make it water and dust resistant. Under the hood, the smartphone is said to pack a 4,900mAh battery with 90W fast charging support.