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Xiaomi 13 Ultra launch date leaked, may not debut at MWC 2023

Highlights

  • Xiaomi 13 might not be launched at MWC 2023.
  • It can be expected to come to the market by the end of March.

A new Xiaomi 13 smartphone series was introduced in China in December 2022. In February 2023, the company will launch its new smartphone lineup for the global market at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event in Barcelona. The Xiaomi 13 series, which is available in China, currently consists of two devices — the vanilla Xiaomi 13 and the Xiaomi 13 Pro. It has been rumoured that a third variant — the Xiaomi 13 Ultra — may be added to the lineup soon.

Lei Jun, Xiaomi’s CEO, also confirmed that the Xiaomi 13 Ultra will be the company’s flagship for both Chinese and global markets. There were multiple rumours that the Xiaomi 13 Ultra variant might be unveiled at the upcoming MWC. A recent report claims, however, that Xiaomi may unveil the 13 Ultra smartphone later on.

Xiaomi 13 Ultra: Launch date

As reported on Notebookcheck.net, the Oppo Find X6 and Honor Magic5 series will be launched soon after Chinese New Year, which is on January 22. These two smartphones may debut in mid- to late-February, according to the report. Apparently, Xiaomi will launch the 13 Ultra for its domestic market of China at a later date (by the end of March or early April).

It is therefore unlikely that Xiaomi will unveil the 13 Ultra at MWC. However, the premium Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphones will be released at the event. Global availability of the Ultra variant of the lineup is unknown.

 Xiaomi 13 Ultra: Expected features

The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is likely to come with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and 16GB of LPDDR5x RAM with up to 1TB of UFS 4.0 storage. It is expected that the Ultra variant of the Xiaomi 13 smartphone lineup will feature a quad-rear camera setup that will include a Sony IMX989 50MP main camera.

The four camera units are expected to have PDAF autofocus. The main camera unit may also support gimbal optimization. The upcoming Xiaomi smartphone does not have any other details yet.

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