Xiaomi details the camera setup on the 14 Ultra ahead of Feb 22 launch

By Sanjeev 3 Min Read

Xiaomi is prepping for the launch of its most advanced smartphone yet. The upcoming Xiaomi 14 Ultra will make its Chinese debut on February 22 before going global 3 days later. 

As we inch closer to the launch, Xiaomi has shed light on the phone’s flagship cameras to create some buzz. So, let’s look into the camera setup on the upcoming Xiaomi 14 Ultra.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra Camera Details

Sony LYT-900 Primary Camera

Xiaomi 14 Ultra will one-up its predecessor by employing the Sony LYT-900 image sensor. To recall, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra debuted IMX989.

Sony LYT-900, too, has a 1” sensor size, but it is not the only talking point. The image sensor uses a dual-layer “Pixel Stack’ technology.

Sony LYT-900 Sensor

This means the sensor separates photodiodes and transistors into different substrates, unlike other mobile CMOS sensors. 

It creates more room for bigger photodiodes, increasing for more light absorptions. 

Likewise, the transistors are more prominent, which helps reduce noise in low-light shooting conditions.

Leica Summilux Lens

The cameras on the Xiaomi 14 Ultra are paired with Summilux optical lenses developed in collaboration with Leica.

Xiaomi has not specified the technical details except for the variable aperture on the primary lens, which maxes out at f/1.63.

As per the company, this lens increases the light intake by an astounding 136% compared to the Xiaomi 13 Ultra.

Sony IMX858 Telephoto Lenses

Accompanying the Sony LYT-900 on the Xiaomi 14 Ultra are two Sony IMX858 sensors with telephoto lenses.

One is a 120mm equivalent lens with f/2.5 aperture capable of 5X optical zoom. The other has a 75mm equivalent lens with f/1.8 aperture and 3.2x optical zoom.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra Telephoto Cameras

Xiaomi is also boasting “excellent macro performance,” too.

50MP Ultrawide Camera

Finally, Xiaomi 14 Ultra will also feature a fourth camera module with an ultrawide lens. The technical specifications are still under wraps, but it’s rumored to be a 50MP camera with a 12mm focal length and a 122‚° Field of View (FOV).

Xiaomi x Leica Optical Institute

Xiaomi 14 Ultra is also the first device to come from the newly established Xiaomi x Leica Optical Institute. 

The optical system within Xiaomi 14 Ultra represents our latest collaborative landmark, destined to lead the next generation of mobile optical imaging as the top Summilux lenses in mobile to date

Matthias Harsch, CEO of Leica Camera AG

The institute consists of over 200 experts led by the legendary Peter Karbe. Executives from Xioaomi will head the management.

Xiaomi x Leica Optical Institute will focus on four aspects — compact optical lenses, computational photography, optical standards, and research and development.

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