With the Ultra flagship of the upcoming year, Xiaomi is reportedly planning to utilize a quad camera with four focal lengths once more. A new primary camera with an enhanced variable aperture is one of the many ways that the Xiaomi 14 Ultra is said to outperform the Xiaomi 13 Ultra.
Following the release of the Xiaomi 14 and Xiaomi 14 Pro last month, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra is the company’s next flagship. Digital Chat Station (DCS) has released a number of camera specifications for the device. It is anticipated that Xiaomi will save some camera innovations for its upcoming Ultra handset, which is not expected to be released until early in the upcoming year. For comparison, the upcoming OnePlus 12 and the Xiaomi 14 and 14 Pro will only be available in China until early 2024.
The Xiaomi 14 Ultra is expected to keep the quad 50 MP sensor arrangement found on its predecessor, according to DCS. The unannounced device is also said to have two dedicated telephoto cameras in addition to an ultra-wide-angle primary camera that can zoom at 0.5x, 1x, 3.2x, and 5x natively. The Sony LYT-900, a new 1-inch sensor with an f/1.6 aperture, is allegedly what Xiaomi replaced the Sony IMX989, which was the primary camera on the Xiaomi 13 Ultra, according to DCS.
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra, on the other hand, has an f/1.9 aperture by default. As a result, compared to its predecessor, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra should be able to capture more light in low light. A better variable aperture will also be included with the new primary camera. Even though it is anticipated to end at f/4.0, this will do so with more stops—again thanks to Leica camera tunings—than the Xiaomi 13 Ultra does.