The Xiaomi 12S Ultra, which had a large 1-inch Type-C 50MP primary camera, was available only in China, making it incredibly difficult to buy. Xiaomi, on the other hand, wants to make the 13 Ultra more widely available. They plan to release it in international markets soon after it comes out in China.
Xiaomi says that it and Leica worked together to make the “perfect Summicron lens” and the “latest optical system solution” for the 13 Ultra. The firms believe this will be a watershed moment in mobile imaging.
While it is unknown which camera sensor will be used in the 13 Ultra, it is expected that Xiaomi and Sony will maintain their tight collaboration, with the Sony IMX989 sensor a strong possibility. According to rumors, the sensor may be combined with a variable aperture lens, which could explain the firms’ remark.
The Xiaomi 13 Pro features a 50MP primary camera and a 3.2x telephoto shooter with a floating lens that can focus on objects up to 10cm away. As we await the release of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra, it will be exciting to watch how Xiaomi and Leica’s collaborative efforts will raise the bar for smartphone image.