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Xiaomi 13 Ultra tipped to have even more cameras than the 12S Ultra

The 12S Ultra. (Source: Notebookcheck)
The 12S Ultra. (Source: Notebookcheck)
Xiaomi made one of the biggest rear camera humps known to Android smartphones for the 12S Ultra, which helps bring attention to its ground-breaking 1-inch sensor. However, according to the latest rumor, the feature may get even bigger in its successor. It may need to hold extra lenses as well as other components, thus making it stand out even more in the putative 13 Ultra.

To look at Xiaomi's 12S Ultra and its exaggerated rear panel hump, it might be surprising to learn that it has no more than 3 actual cameras on its back: dual 48MP shooters alongside its series-first Sony IMX989-based primary lens. However, its successor the "13 Ultra" is now backed to acquire as many lenses, if not more.

They may also need to be contained behind a single large, prominent window, as the alleged next-gen Ultra's rear panel is also now said to be "full of holes" without one. According to the leaker Digital Chat Station, the 13-series flagship is on track to launch as a "full-focus 4-camera" smartphone - plus a dToF sensor.

Therefore, Xiaomi may have at least 5 - or 6, counting a flash - components to arrange on the back of the 13 Ultra. Then again, the leak gives no definitive hint as to the putative new shooter's function - or that it and the "super-large" prototype in question are one and the same for sure.

Then again, its "1-inch IMX9+anti-shake" module is referred to is still off to one side "on the left", as, surprisingly enough, is the case with the 12S Ultra. Therefore, it seems its next generation might indeed revert to quad rear camera status in 2023.

That case for the 12S Ultra is now on Amazon

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-12- 5 (Update: 2022-12- 5)