On the evening of April 18th(Beijing Time), Xiaomi officially launched the Xiaomi 13 Ultra flagship smartphone. It will go on sale on April 21st at 10:00 am(Beijing Time). The 12+256GB version is priced at 5,999 yuan(≈$870), the 16+512GB version is priced at 6,499 yuan(≈$943), and the 16GB+1TB version is priced at 7,299 yuan(≈$1059). The professional photography kit is sold separately for 799 yuan(≈$116). Gizcoupon got its hands on the Xiaomi 13 Ultra professional photography kit and has shared an unboxing experience for readers.
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra professional photography kit is quite large, as it includes not only the phone but also a series of luxury accessories such as the nano-protection case, 67mm adapter ring, wireless photography handle, lens cap, and two soft black filters. It also includes an LFI special issue documenting photographs taken with Xiaomi phones by photographers, as well as a commemorative card.
Inside the phone box, there is a 90W charger, data cable, SIM card pin, and a black leather protective case.
Design of Xiaomi 13 Ultra
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra phone comes in three colors: olive green, black, and white. It has a Unibody metal frame and a second-generation nano-tech leather finish. The version Gizcoupon received was in white. The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is a smartphone designed purely for “image-driven design,” and this is evident when holding the device. For instance, the large circular camera module design on the back. It features four cameras arranged in a line, with the Leica logo in the center.
The middle frame has a flat design that extends to the sides of the back cover, connecting seamlessly with the leather portion, which has a slight damping feel and a delicate touch. The phone also supports IP68 dust and water resistance.
Furthermore, the camera module area of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra features a sloping transition, creating a stepped aesthetic of “thick-thin” from top to bottom.
Overall, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is a smartphone designed to prioritize photography. All of its design features are dedicated to enhancing the photographic experience.
Its dimensions are 163.18×74.64 x9.06mm, and it weighs 227g. Given that it’s a top-of-the-line image flagship, the weight is well-suited to the name. The screen is also noteworthy, featuring the first Chinese-made 2K LTPO screen, jointly developed by TCL Huaxing and Xiaomi. It is worth noting that this screen utilizes the latest generation of C7 luminescent materials.
In terms of specifications, it has a high resolution of 3200×1440 and an HDR screen peak brightness of up to 2600 nits. Moreover, it uses TCL Huaxing’s latest generation of EL packaging structure, which optimizes the viewing angle experience by 15%. It also supports smooth switching between 1-120Hz, low-brightness 1920Hz PWM dimming, high-brightness DC dimming, and a new professional original color mode based on CIE2015 color space calibration, among other features.
In addition, the phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform, LPDDR5X memory, UFS 4.0 flash storage, a circular cooling pump, and supports IP68 dust and water resistance. Furthermore, it has a 5000mAh battery. It supports 90W wired quick charging, 50W Pro wireless quick charging, and 10W wireless reverse charging.
In terms of imaging, this device features a 50MP primary rear camera (Sony IMX989, with OIS and a variable aperture of f/1.9 to f/4.0) alongside a 50MP ultra-wide-angle lens (Sony IMX858, with an aperture of f/1.8), a 50MP portrait telephoto lens (Sony IMX858, with OIS, an aperture of f/1.8, and 3.2x zoom), and a 50MP periscope telephoto lens (Sony IMX858, with OIS, an aperture of f/3.0, and 5x zoom). The camera module also features the second-generation Leica color science and new street photography mode, and Leica custom image quality. The camera module can be attached to 67mm filters using an adapter ring.