Xiaomi 14 Ultra Tempts Photographers With a 1-Inch Camera Sensor, Leica Glass

From CNET: The new Xiaomi 14 Ultra is all about photography, as indicated by its striking circular camera bump. With a 1-inch camera sensor and a variable aperture lens, as well as dual-telephoto cameras, Xiaomi's latest flagship phone packs nearly everything photo enthusiasts are likely looking for in a phone. There are even lenses co-engineered with the iconic camera brand Leica.

Unveiled at an event during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the new phone is made by Chinese company Xiaomi. According to a report from International Data Corp. Xiaomi had the third-largest market share last year, beaten only by Apple and Samsung. And while the new Xiaomi 14 Ultra won't be sold in the US, it will be available, alongside the regular Xiaomi 14, in Europe and the UK in March. Both phones have already been released in China.

The Xiaomi 14 comes in two models each with 12GB of RAM. There's a £849 variant with 256GB of storage, and a £899 model with 512GB of storage -- the prices convert respectively to $1,080, AU$1,640 and $1,140, AU$1,740. The 14 is available in black, white and jade green.

Meanwhile, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra has a single configuration with 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM, comes in black or white and costs £1,299 (roughly $1,650, AU$2,510). There's no word whether the special edition Xiaomi 14 Ultra, which is made with titanium instead of aluminum will get a launch outside China. The special edition follows the trend we saw Apple take with the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max and Samsung with its Galaxy S24 Ultra.

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