The Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro will launch imminently, but it looks like a Xiaomi 13 Ultra could be coming soon as well, and it might be worth the wait as the latest leak suggests it could compete with the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in photography. . .

According to Digital Chat Station, a leaker with a good track record, published on the Chinese site Weibo (opens in a new tab) (via NotebookCheck (opens in a new tab)), the Xiaomi 13 Ultra will have four cameras on the back. That's more than most phones and in line with the Galaxy S22 Ultra, and what we've come to expect from the Galaxy S23 Ultra.

Apparently one of those cameras will use a large one-inch sensor, like the impressive Xiaomi 12S Ultra, which Samsung probably won't match. While sensor size isn't the only consideration in cameras, it can have a big impact on image quality.

The Xiaomi 13 Ultra will also apparently sport an "anti-shake module" according to an auto-translated version of the post, which some sites have interpreted as gimbal stabilization. In short, it looks like this phone will offer better image stabilization than most phones.

We don't know much more about the Xiaomi 13 Ultra, but it will probably only land after the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro, as those two were teased by Xiaomi itself and would land on December 1st. before the release was delayed.

As for when they might launch now, NotebookCheck says that December 7 and 8 have been leaked as possible dates, though it's unclear where that information came from.

We certainly won't be waiting long, as Xiaomi has even listed both phones on its Tmall website (opens in a new tab). Apparently there were also some images briefly, spotted by @TechnoAnkit1 (opens in a new tab), though they appear to have since been removed.

Appearance of Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro leaked by the official Xiaomi Tmall store. December 2, 2022

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There are a few more details to mention, with Xiaomi apparently confirming that the standard Xiaomi 13 will have a 1080p AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, while PriceBaba (opens in a new tab) claims that both models will be available with an option 8 GB of RAM with 128 GB or 256 GB of storage, or 12 GB of RAM plus 256 GB or 512 GB of storage.

Analysis: A trio of phones to challenge Samsung

Xiaomi's upcoming line of smartphones could offer direct competition to Samsung, with the Xiaomi 13 likely positioned as a rival to the Galaxy S23, the 13 Pro as a rival to the S23 Plus, and the Xiaomi 13 Ultra set to compete with the Galaxy S23 Ultra. .

Xiaomi even has the advantage of launching at least some of these phones before Samsung, as we don't expect to see the Galaxy S23 lineup until around February 2023.

That being said, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra seems to be the most exciting of the three, and we don't know when it will be released. Also, even the other two models will only imminently land in China, so a global launch may not happen until the Samsung Galaxy S23 series hits shelves.

Still, these phones are all likely to arrive soon, so we could be entering another exciting time for phones as they all seem like contenders for our best phones list, and Ultra models from both ranges are likely to do so as well. do. best camera phones list. .

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