Xiaomi launched the 12S Ultra earlier this year in China. The company confirmed that the 12S Ultra will remain exclusive to its home country and will not launch in global markets. Xiaomi, at the time of the announcement, did not reveal any reason as to why it did not intend to launch the 12S Ultra outside China. For those who want to try and get their hands on the Ultra experience, Xiaomi has confirmed that the next top-end flagship, likely the Xiaomi 13 Ultra, will debut in global markets.
The news comes straight from Xiaomi’s top chief Lei Jun, who took to Twitter to confirm the global launch. Jun did not reveal the name of the upcoming flagship smartphone. However, we can expect Xiaomi to launch the phone as the 13 Ultra.
Based on the upgrade cycle, it is safe to expect the Xiaomi 13 Ultra will debut in Q2 or Q3 of 2023. This means that we are many months away from the official launch of the next Ultra phone. It could be possible that Xiaomi will launch the phone with the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, which is set to debut in November.
The 13 Ultra could also feature Leica-tuned cameras with a 1-inch primary camera. The highlight of the 12S Ultra is its massive 1-inch Sony IMX989 50MP primary camera.
Xiaomi 12S Ultra Specifications
Xiaomi 12S features a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC and a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. The phone supports 67W fast charging, 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging. The 12S Ultra, as mentioned above, also features a triple-camera setup on the back. Along with the 1-inch 50MP main camera, the setup also includes a 48MP ultrawide camera and a 48MP periscope camera.
At the front, there is a 6.73-inch AMOLED display with a 2K resolution. The 12-bit curved LTPO display has 120Hz refresh rate support. It comes with Harmon-Kardon-tuned dual speakers and runs Android 12 out of the box.