Two of the best phones of 2023 could launch in the first half of the year, with the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra expected to launch on February 1 and the Mi 13 Ultra likely to land sometime after that, however, the latest leaks suggest We may be waiting longer than expected for this noteworthy Galaxy S competitor.
according to digital chat station (opens in a new tab) – a well-known leaker – posted on Weibo (via notebook check (opens in a new tab)), the Mi 13 Extreme Commemorative Edition may not land until after March, and another user replied that it may be released in early April.
That would give Samsung a clear runway of about two months before Xiaomi’s S23 Ultra rival lands, possibly longer for most of the world as the April launch will likely be only for China – other regions may get it later The Mi 13 Ultra, based on what Xiaomi has done for some of its phones.
Which, by the way, means we probably won’t see the Mi 13 Ultra at MWC 2023 — a massive trade show that kicks off on February 27.
Still, some other Chinese phones may land sooner, Digital Chat Station said in the same post that they expect the Oppo Find X6 series and Honor Magic 5 series to launch in late February or early March, which would be in line with MWC.
Analysis: Mi 13 Extreme Commemorative Edition lives up to its name
The expectation is that a phone with “ultra” in its name will be a cutting-edge, feature-packed device, and from what we’ve heard about the Mi 13 Ultra, it certainly is.
For example, we’ve heard it might have a quad-lens camera; its main camera features a 1-inch sensor (very similar to its predecessor, the Mi 12s Ultra), which should help it take great photos.
It’s also sure to be on par with or better than the Mi 13 Pro in most other ways, and that phone has already been unveiled. So we know we can at least expect a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, possibly a big QHD+ screen, and extremely fast charging; as the Mi 13 Pro can charge up to 120W.
So if you want one of the best Android phones around, but don’t want to get it on Samsung, the Mi 13 Ultra might be worth the wait.