Xiaomi has officially announced that its new flagship in the ultra-premium range will be unveiled next week. The Xiaomi 13 Ultra will be the first model of that name to be released worldwide, after the 11, 12 and 12S Ultra models were exclusive to the Chinese market. As with the previous variants, this model will focus on top-notch photo performance, and is once again made in partnership with Leica.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra to be officially unveiled next week
It’s hard to guess which direction this phone will go, given that the Xiaomi 13 Pro, which launched in Europe just over a month ago, already uses a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and a 1″ photo sensor on the main camera. In fact, that camera system is one of the best on the market, with the caveat that the software processing could use significant improvement. You can read our review, or watch the video version, where we have examples of this.
Xiaomi called this event “A shot above”, suggesting that its photo performance is above the competition in the market. The launch will take place in China on April 18, at 2:00 pm EST.
We cordially invite you to the #Xiaomi13UltraLaunchEvent. Xiaomi and @leica_camera, once again, are bringing you new wonders of mobile imaging. 🟠📷🔴
Mark your calendars for #AShotAbove all, April 18th at 19:00 (GMT+8)! pic.twitter.com/a8rY5PGMFJ
– Xiaomi (@Xiaomi) April 12, 2023
The first images of the phone have already surfaced, and it looks like it adopts a circular camera module, similar to that on other Ultra models of the past. The rumors talk of a camera system to compete with Samsung’s, with a 1″ 50-megapixel main sensor camera, a 50-megapixel ultrawide, and two zoom cameras: a 3X and a periscope.
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra could also be equipped with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage in the base variant, or 12+256 or 512 in the mid-range variant. The most expensive version of this phone could go up to 16 GB RAM and 1 TB storage.
source: GSM Arena