Xiaomi 13 Ultra: first update and teardown

The Xiaomi 13 Ultra was unveiled yesterday for the Chinese market. The first update and a teardown came today.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra

The Xiaomi 13 Ultra was launched yesterday for the Chinese market and is scheduled to go on sale on April 21st. Meanwhile, pre-orders are piling up in the land of the rising sun. Although not even on the market yet, the Xiaomi smartphone already got its first software update today. Accordingly, the new firmware will already be waiting for all buyers as soon as they take their new flagship phone out of the box.

The new build has the version number MIUI 14.0.8.0 TMACNXM and is of course based on Android 13, like the previous one with the code 14.0.7.0. The update brings unspecified improvements to the general user experience and an increase in system stability. In addition, the software should also improve the image quality of the camera.

Speaking of cameras, the default zoom rate for the Xiaomi 13 Ultra’s Quick Snap mode has been changed to 1.5x. The focal length options for Quick Snap mode have been changed to 0.6m, 1.2m and 5m and various optimizations have been made to image quality “for specific scenes”. Finally, the update also includes a new version of the Mi Wallet, which is only available in China. This includes optimizations for the public transport ticket function “for various locations”.

Xiaomi 13 Ultra in teardown video

In addition, the first brave user has already taken apart a Xiaomi 13 Ultra in a teardown video. The video explains how to open the phone and shows the different components.

Of course, the most interesting thing is the cameras. Both the individual sensors on the camera module and the mechanism that changes the aperture of the main camera from f/1.9 to f/4.0 are part of the teardown. The video is almost 13 minutes long – those who surprisingly don’t speak Chinese can simply activate YouTube’s automatic translation function.

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