Chinese smartphone buyers – and hopefully those from other regions – will soon be able to snag the Xiaomi 13 Ultra flagship for themselves. The phone has many a claim to fame but none more exciting than its quad camera array that gives 50MP sensors to all four snappers.
The main sensor is a 1-inch ultra-large Sony IMX989 unit and serves a wide-angle camera offering an aperture-switching mechanism that allows it to jump from f/1.9 and f/4 depending on the lighting conditions. Then there’s the ultra-wide camera, which offers an f/1.8 opening.
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra has also gone big on zoom, having equipped two cameras to serve the purpose. One is a regular telephoto unit with an f/1.8 aperture and the other is a periscope telephoto unit with an f/3.0 aperture.
Both cameras take the aid of their larger sensors to deliver up to 120x digital zoom. And then there’s a 32MP front camera as well.
And did we mention all these cameras are tuned by Leica and come with high-end custom Summicron lenses? Xiaomi really has gone all in the camera department.
In fact, the same can also be said for the 13 Ultra’s other specs. It gets the top-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of UFS 4.0 storage.
The display is a 6.73-inch AMOLED screen with LTPO3 technology that enables a variable 120Hz refresh rate. Its resolution is 1440 x 3200 pixels and it’s also Dolby Vision certified.
As for the battery, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra relies on a 5,000mAh unit with 90W fast charging and 50W wireless charging. This IP68-rated phone runs MIUI 14, which is based on Android 13. Among other things, the software introduces a Hibernation mode for extreme battery savings.
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra will be sold in China at a starting price of CNY 5,999 (approximately $870). The top-tier model with 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage will be made available at CNY 7,299 (approximately $1060).