Xiaomi 13 Ultra Raises the Bar with Leica Camera Collaboration and Impressive Specs
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra smartphone has launched recently with Leica camera collaboration, featuring four back cameras and a range of impressive specs, including a 50MP 1-inch IMX989 sensor, 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM, and a 5,000mAh battery with 90W wired and 50W wireless charging support.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Xiaomi has launched its latest smartphone, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra, which promises to set new standards in smartphone photography. The new device is equipped with four cameras and comes with a host of innovative features, including a partnership with Leica. Unlike the previous Xiaomi 12S Ultra, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is set to be released globally.
The main camera boasts a 50MP 1-inch IMX989 sensor and a 23mm optically-stabilized lens with a physical, two-step aperture that allows for f/1.9 opening for the shallowest depth of field, and f/4.0 for a sharper image. The sensor bins 1.6µm pixels 4-to-1, resulting in 12.5MP images with 3.2µm individual pixels. The other three cameras use the new 50MP IMX858 sensor, measuring a respectable 1/2.51″. They include a 75mm f/1.8 OIS 3.2x mid-range zoom, a 5x 120mm camera with a new brighter f/3.0 lens, and a 12mm f/1.8 autofocusing ultrawide with 5cm macro focusing capabilities.
Additionally, the 13 Ultra comes with a 32MP f/2.0 front camera that has fixed focus and will bin pixels 4-to-1 for 8MP final shots. It also features two camera color science modes – Leica Vibrant and Leica Authentic – and a new 50MP UltraRAW mode for the main camera, providing 14-bit DNG files with built-in multi-frame sharpening, noise reduction, and dynamic range adjustment for additional tweaking. There is also a Fast Shot mode for aspiring street photographers, which takes a shot in just 0.8s.
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra comes with a camera-inspired design, a circular lens-like camera module, and a back panel clad in leather. It features a 6.73-inch 3200x1440px AMOLED screen with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, and an up to 240Hz touch sampling rate, and the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip with up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM. The device is powered by a 5,000mAh battery with 90W wired and 50W wireless charging support, and is cooled by Xiaomi’s self-developed Loo LiquidCool tech, using an aerospace-grade toroidal cooling and a vapor chamber.
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra will be available in Black, Olive Green, and White, starting in China from April 21, with prices ranging from CNY 5,999 to CNY 7,299. The device is set to launch globally in the coming months. With its innovative features and high-end specifications, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is poised to be a game-changer in smartphone photography.
Pokdepinion: It looks impressive on paper but will it translate well for real life use? That’s what we’re interested to find out. Let’s see if we can get one for review.