The Xiaomi 13 Ultra has been announced with a Leica Vario-Summicron lens and an 1-inch sensor with variable aperture for its main camera. This follows the global release of the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro earlier this year in February.
The smartphone’s four cameras all have 50MP sensors that have been developed with Sony. The main camera has a wide 23mm f/1.9 camera with a IMX989 sensor. The other cameras have a Sony IMX858 sensor. They include a 12mm f/1.8 ultra-wide which offers 5cm macro focus, a 75mm 3.2x telephoto and a telephoto 120mm f/3.0 5x periscope camera.
All feature optical image stabilisation (OIS), except for the ultra-wide lens, and both Sony sensors designed for low-light performance with zooms of 2x and 10x available to use. The smartphone uses the f/4.0 aperture and hyper-focal distance focus for rapid shots. It has 14-bit ultra-raw support, with 10-bit log for video. 8K video is supported across all of the camera’s lenses. Additionally, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra has a Leica professional street photography mode.
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is available with 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage, with several other storage choices available too. The smartphone has 90W wired charging and 50W wireless charging.
This smartphone will be available to buy in China from 21 April (pre-sale starts today) for a price starting at CNY 5,999 (roughly $870/£702) in the following colours: Olive Green, Professional Black and White. As to when the Xiaomi 13 Ultra will be released in the rest of the world, Xiaomi says it will be coming to various international markets in the next few months.
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