On April 12th, Gizcoupon reported that Xiaomi announced the launch of their latest flagship camera phone, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra. It will be released on April 18th at 7 pm. In addition, Xiaomi claims that this phone will usher in the era of mobile optical imaging. The official release of the first batch of sample photos has already been made available.
Based on official announcements and leaks, Gizcoupon reports that the Xiaomi 13 Ultra will be equipped with the latest Summicron lens from Leica. Moreover, it comes with a 1-inch variable aperture main camera and a four-camera aperture covering f/1.8-f/3.0. Furthermore, it has a focal range of 12mm-120mm and an equivalent 5x optical zoom.
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Xiaomi founder Lei Jun said on Weibo that the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is not just a new flagship professional camera phone but also marks the “second chapter” of Xiaomi’s imaging strategy upgrade, ushering in the era of mobile optical imaging. Lei Jun stated that relying solely on computational imaging is far from people’s true visual perception. It has led to people becoming increasingly tired of the “plastic taste” of phone photos. Returning to the roots of imaging, Xiaomi and Leica engineers have made long-term efforts to systematically bring Leica’s professional optical capabilities to the field of mobile imaging. The perfect Leica Summicron lens for mobile imaging will be unveiled to the public.