Lei Jun: Leica CEO praises Mi 14 Ultra’s top Summilux lens

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On February 20th, Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Jun, expressed on Weibo that the CEO of Leica Camera highly praised the Xiaomi 14 Ultra, commending that the imaging system is the latest masterpiece created through the collaboration of both companies. What’s even more noteworthy is that this system introduces the new generation top-tier Summilux lens in the field of mobile optical imaging. This collaboration not only brings together the most elite teams in mobile optical technology from Xiaomi and Leica but also signifies that the “Xiaomi × Leica Optical Research Institute” will continue to lead the development of mobile optical imaging systems in the era.

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It is understood that the Xiaomi 14 Ultra has undergone significant upgrades in imaging technology. It is equipped with the brand-new Leica Summilux optical lens, which utilizes a second-generation one-inch image sensor, with a maximum aperture of an astounding f/1.63. This means that the phone can capture more light when taking photos, resulting in richer layers and clearer details.

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Furthermore, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra is also equipped with a 3.2x portrait lens and a 5x periscope telephoto lens. Both of these telephoto lenses use the IMX858 sensor and demonstrate excellent macro performance. The design of dual telephoto lenses with large apertures propels Xiaomi 14 Ultra to take a new step in the field of mobile imaging, providing users with a more professional and diverse shooting experience.

On February 18th, Xiaomi officially announced the release date of this new device, scheduled for February 22nd at 7 p.m. Xiaomi’s Brand Manager, Lu Weibing, stated that this launch event will be Xiaomi’s first “People, Car, and Home Full Ecology” event in history, hinting that the Xiaomi 14 Ultra will not only be a smartphone but also the beginning of a completely new ecosystem.

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