Xiaomi 13 Ultra With Leica Camera Confirmed to Launch Globally in April

The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC.

Xiaomi 13 Ultra With Leica Camera Confirmed to Launch Globally in April

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Xiaomi and Leica entered into a long-term partnership earlier this year

  • Xiaomi 13 Ultra is likely to come with up to 16GB of RAM
  • The smartphone may have an internal storage of up to 512GB
  • It is expected to boot Android 13-based MIUI 14 OS

Xiaomi 13 Ultra will launch globally in April. Its predecessor, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, was launched in July 2022. The 12S Ultra device was the first smartphone co-engineered by Xiaomi and Leica. Earlier this year, the two companies announced a long-term strategic partnership for mobile imaging, which means that all high-end Xiaomi devices will feature Leica-branded cameras henceforth. Xiaomi 13 Ultra is one such device, which has been highly anticipated. Since before the Mobile World Congress 2023, there have previously been several leaks and reports surrounding the upcoming smartphone.

Leica Camera (@leica_camera) officially confirmed in a tweet that the Xiaomi 13 Ultra smartphone will launch globally this month, in April. Lei Jun, founder and CEO of Xiaomi, also confirmed through a tweet that the Xiaomi 13 Ultra will feature the “most exceptional Leica Summicron lens.”

The Summicron lens developed by Leica has a spherical optical design which is claimed to help “perfect imaging and excellent contrasts.” Xiaomi's 12S Ultra Concept allowed users to attach a Leica M-series lens module to its body. It will be interesting to see, how since announcing their partnership, Xiaomi has integrated the aforementioned unique Leica lens in its handset.

Reportedly, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra — powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC — is expected to come in variants of 12GB and 16GB of RAM paired alongside expected onboard storage of 256GB and 512GB. The phone is expected to feature a 6.7-inch WQHD+ AMOLED LTPO display with a refresh rate of 120Hz.

The reported quad rear camera setup is expected to include a 50-megapixel primary sensor, a 50-megapixel ultra-wide lens and two 50-megapixel telephoto sensors. The front camera is expected to use a 32-megapixel sensor.

Speculated to be running Android 13-based MIUI 14 out-of-the-box as per reports, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is likely to pack a 4,900mAh battery with 90W fast charging support.

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Display 6.73-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
Front Camera 32-megapixel
Rear Camera 50-megapixel + 48-megapixel + 48-megapixel
Storage 256GB, 512GB
Battery Capacity 4860mAh
OS Android 12
Resolution 1440x3200 pixels

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Sucharita Ganguly
Sucharita is a writer with Gadgets 360 and is mostly found playing with her cat in her free time. She has previously worked at breaking news desks across organizations. Powered by coffee, The Beatles, Bowie, and her newfound love for BTS, she aims to work towards contributing to a better media environment for women and queer folk. More
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