Xiaomi 13 Ultra certified by IMEI: Global version coming in April

Last year, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun announced that the Xiaomi 13 Ultra would be launched globally. At the time, it had only been over a month since the launch of the Mi 12S Ultra. Since then, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra has been developed and tested by Xiaomi engineers and it would appear that it is now ready to launch in more markets.

Xiaomi 13 Ultra certified by IMEI: Global version coming in April

Just today the Xiaomi 13 Ultra indeed appeared in the IMEI database, suggesting that the smartphone should be released in April this year. The device has model number 2304FPN6DC in the China version and model number 2304FPN6DG for the Global version.

We also know thanks to xiaomi that the Chinese Xiaomi 13 Ultra will be released with MIUI version 22.11.5, while the Xiaomi 13 Ultra for the global market will be released with MIUI version 22.11.5 22.11.28. In other words, the Mi 13 Ultra will be pre-installed with the MIUI 14 operating system based on Android 13.

Judging by the previous leaks, the main selling point of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra will be the Leica optics, just like the other models of the 13 series. The new device could also use a 989-inch Sony IMX1 sensor. Specifically, the actual size of the Sony IMX989 is 1,02 inches and uses an aspect ratio of 4:3 instead of the traditional 3:2.

The sensor adopts an advanced manufacturing process, has a faster reading speed, a Quad-Bayer color array that takes into account light input and resolution, the single pixel area is 1,6 μm, and the l The blending pixel area of ​​four pixels into one can reach 3.2um.

This means that single-frame capture can have sufficient dynamic range, and Xiaomi can greatly reduce the HDR trigger frequency, which will bring a noticeable increase in shooting speed.

In addition, Sony IMX989 sensor supports Octa-PD phase detection focusing system which allows each sub-pixel to have focus capability, which can increase shutter speed and adjust trigger strategy of the night scene mode in a targeted manner.

As for other specs, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra will use Samsung's 2K E6 curved screen and be powered by Qualcomm's second-generation Snapdragon 8 processor.


Pierpaolo Figuccia

Pierpaolo Figuccia

Nerd, passionate about technology, photography, video maker and gamer. And of course I love Xiaomi products! Available on Twitter.


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