Even though it’s only the third month of 2023, every major brand in the mobile phone sector is racing to launch its own models that will serve as the “first battle” of the year. For instance, the OnePlus 11, and Honor Magic 5 series among others are already official. This year, you must focus on these new flagships if you wish to replace the old phones. What? Not your style? Well, you are in luck, this is only the third month of the year. Thus, there will be a ton of new mobile phones in the coming months. The Huawei P60 series as well as the Xiaomi 13 Ultra are two of these phones. In fact, these devices are speculated to be one of the best this year.
Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of these mobile phones and see which of them is worth the wait.
Highlights: XMAGE Huawei Imaging, HarmonyOS 3.0, RYYB dim light telephoto
The mobile phone industry has been waiting for Huawei to release a new phone due to its uniqueness. On the one hand, Huawei should be lauded for its R&D capabilities. In addition to gaining system autonomy, it is also slowly making its own components that it uses in its mobile phones. A good example of this is the Huawei Kunlun glass. The unique Huawei XMAGE is another growing trend in terms of imaging. On the other hand, Huawei is not in a very just position at the moment. Overall, the majority of those in the mobile phone community is eagerly anticipating this “former king” return to the top.
In March, Huawei will release a number of new phones after a short hiatus. This includes its most recent flagship Huawei P60 series and the foldable Huawei Mate X3. The company will also unveil the Huawei Enjoy 60, a new Huawei Watch and other devices. The event will take place on March 23rd. A couple of warm-up posters and videos of the Huawei P60 series reveal its features.
Huawei P60 series camera and other features
According to lots of sources, the new camera of the Huawei P60 Pro may currently use the 3.5x optical zoom OmniVision OV64B+RYYB array telephoto lens tech. The solution functions incredibly well, thanks to the ISP and algorithm. On Weibo, Huawei Terminal BG CEO Yu Chengdong also shared a sample photo taken with the Huawei P60 Pro. It appears that the P60 Pro has a very good telephoto shooting capability in low-light situations.
Regarding the setup, it’s possible that the Mate50 series’ Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 4G processor will also be used in the P60 series due to well-known reasons. It should also use a center punch hold screen. This device will come with a 6.6-inch 120Hz high-brush 2K panel from BOE. The P60 series is also likely to receive new features including Kunlun glass, Beidou satellite communication, low-battery emergency mode, and HarmonyOS 3.0.
Huawei P60 appearance
In terms of its design and appearance, the Huawei P60 series may have a new lens module design. However, there are also reports that it will stick with the current two-ring design. Nevertheless, the available renders so far reveal that this device will use a single-ring design. Thus, there is still a lot of uncertainty regarding the design of the Huawei P60 series.
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Do you still recall the Huawei P6’s stunning debut from ten years ago? Ten years later, Huawei P60 is going to launch. What are you anticipating from this? There should be no reason to be concerned about the P60’s strength since it is one of Huawei’s yearly flagships. Huawei will likely use the IMX 989 sensor as well as the XMAGE. This is sure to give this device a flagship performance in its camera.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Highlights: Xiaomi’s latest imaging flagship
After the launch of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, Xiaomi became the first Chinese brand with a one-inch sensor. The Xiaomi and Leica alliance has made headlines. The Xiaomi digital series has also become the industry’s leading imaging platform. The new Xiaomi 13 Ultra is eagerly anticipated by many, however, Xiaomi opted not to take part in the March phone craze for an obscure reason. Yet, there is already a ton of info including leaked images, about the Xiaomi 13 Ultra online.
The spring new product launch for Xiaomi may be set for April 11, and the selling period will begin on April 15. At this event, there will also be new products like the Xiaomi Band 8 and Xiaomi Pad 6 series. Recent leaks reveal that the Xiaomi 13 Ultra’s charger had obtained certification and that it is proven to be 90W wired charging + 50W wireless charging. Although it is unfortunate that it is not 120W, the actual experience is not significantly different.
This time, Xiaomi has an IMX989 variable aperture primary camera, IMX858 equivalent 120mm periscope telephoto, IMX858 ultra-wide-angle, and IMX858 equivalent 75mm vertical telephoto. Perhaps the software level will introduce some new features to the camera.
It’s also worth noting that the Xiaomi 13 Ultra has a Huaxing Optoelectronics 2K screen, an improved version of the K60 Pro screen. In terms of eye protection and viewing angle, that screen’s performance is higher than that of the Samsung E6. The brightness uniformity is a little less steady, which is a problem.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra appearance
The design of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is quite interesting. The four lenses are distributed symmetrically left and right, while the Leica “LEICA” emblem is positioned in the centre of the huge circular camera module. Overall, it maintains the Xiaomi 12S Ultra’s aesthetic.
The appearance of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is nothing really new. Thus, it may not capture as many users as a new design would. However, it remains a flagship product that is worth the wait. Also, the total sensor area of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is quite small. It seems that there is no “dark light telephoto” lens. At the moment, there are no official warm-up posters of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra. Thus we can only speculate on its design.
if there will be silver ring instead of gold, and the pricing will less then 1000€ in EU, Im for Huawei P60 Pro. But if there a gold ring on the back and the price will higher, I will wait for Sony Xperia 1 Mark V 😀