The Xiaomi 13 Ultra has 4 cameras and all the internals you would expect for a flagship smartphone.
Xiaomi Malaysia has revealed the Xiaomi 13 Ultra, the latest collaboration between Xiaomi and Leica to further advance mobile imaging technology.
The device – priced at RM5,199 – flaunts a quad camera system centering around the main camera which has a 1-inch sensor, an ultra-grade WQHD+ display with excellent color accuracy, and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, all packed into one device.
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra will be available in Malaysia for pre-orders starting 23 June 2023 and it comes in Black and Olive Green.
If you want to get your hands on one, you can go to Authorized Xiaomi Stores and other official retailers nationwide.
Focusing on cameras
As Xiaomi’s latest and greatest, Xiaomi 13 Ultra has the most powerful hardware configuration available, along with other innovative technologies to beef up their flagship.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra pays tribute to the classic look of Leica’s M camera series with its circular camera module, unibody metal frame and leather texture finish.
Weighing 227 grams, the unibody metal frame gives more resilience for bending than the previous generation, the smartphone design also provides the foundation for the entire structure and a more secure grip.
The device is wrapped in a second-generation antibacterial nanotech silicone leather, which Xiaomi says not only resists fingerprints and smudges, but is also antibacterial and anti-yellowing.
Equipped with the latest Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 flagship processor, the smartphone has the bells and whistles of a current-gen flagship with up to 16GB of RAM and storage of up to 1 TB.
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra also has USB 3.2 Gen 1, which allows video output up to 4K 60Hz.
It also has a 5,000mAh battery and a new Hibernation mode, which will be automatically triggered when the battery is low, limiting background activities and offering up to 60 minutes of additional standby.
Xiaomi teams up with Leica
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is equipped with a quad camera system with Leica optical lens covering focal lengths ranging from 12mm (ultra-wide angle), 23mm (wide-angle), 75mm (telephoto), to the new 120mm (super-telephoto), as well as the extra 46mm and 240mm lengths through the In-Sensor-Zoom.
Besides the focal length, the smartphone’s professional camera setting offers variable aperture. Three of Xiaomi 13 Ultra’s cameras feature an aperture wider than ƒ/2.0, which brings in more light and a soft, shallow depth of field, and allows for shorter shutter times, making it easier to take quick photos of natural and unmissable moments.
The main camera boasts an ultra-large 1-inch IMX989 sensor and a new physical two-stop aperture switching between ƒ/1.9 and ƒ/4.0, which offers users more freedom in customizing the exposures based on different scenarios.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra also brings a new Fast Shot mode that allows taking focus-free snapshots by setting the focus point manually, and later starting and capturing the moment in just 0.8s.
Pro color restoration capability powered end-to-end from capture to presentation
Xiaomi 13 Ultra has fully optimized the RAW workflow, and more algorithms are migrated to the RAW domain to maximize the dynamic range, details, and texture of the image, thus significantly improving imaging quality.
The main camera supports 50MP RAW, bringing a higher imaging resolution, while providing multi-frame 14-bit UltraRAW, which takes the data directly from the computing pipeline, bringing better resolution and high dynamic range.
Camera profiles will be created by Adobe, providing a better starting point for post-production.
In terms of display, Xiaomi 13 Ultra sports a 6.73″ pro-grade WQHD+ display with excellent color accuracy and up to 2600 nits peak brightness. This display is also calibrated to ensure accurate and consistent color presentations. It also supports Dolby Vision.
Even video recordings will be more consistent with their self-developed Loop LiquidCool technology, which allows for more stable 4K 60fps video recordings without frame rate drops due to the device getting too hot.
Pricing & availability
Pre-orders will start from 23 June – 29 June, where buyers will get a free Xiaomi Instant Photo Printer 1S Set worth RM619 with 100GB cloud storage on Google One for 6 months, and 1+1 years of extended warranty on the new premium device. Deals are on a first-come, first-serve basis, while stocks last.
Stay tuned to Xiaomi Malaysia Facebook page for more new product updates.
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