As expected, Xiaomi unveiled its current flagship 13 Ultra today in Hong Kong, the first international market since its launch in China in April. The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is available in black and olive colors and only with 12/512GB for HKD8,999 (€1,071/$1,148). Pre-orders start tomorrow, June 8th, while open sale starts on June 13th.
The accompanying press release also included the launch date of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra in Europe – June 12th. Official confirmations have so far come from Xiaomi Germany, France, Spain and Italy. Based on previous rumours, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is set to launch in the Eurozone at a price of €1,299. Also, the Xiaomi smartphone will come to Taiwan on June 13th.
Xiaomi Mix Flip
According to the well-known Weibo tipster Digital Chat Station, Xiaomi is already preparing the next highlight. The company’s first clamshell phone is set to compete with models like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and Motorola Razr 40 Ultra. That’s not a big surprise as almost all of the competition in the form of Oppo, Huawei and vivo have already introduced their own flip foldables.
Xiaomi’s current foldable flagship is the Mix Fold 2, a fairly high-quality and thin foldable. An own clamshell phone would be the next logical step and could be called Xiaomi Mix Flip. According to Digital Chat Station, the Mix Flip will be impressively thin and light. With that, it would follow in the footsteps of the current Mix Fold 2, one of the thinnest foldable devices on the market.
However, judging by Xiaomi’s device availability strategy so far, the upcoming Mix Flip may not make it out of China.