Leica’s partnership with Xiaomi is official: Xiaomi 12 Ultra phone first to benefit

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The phone rumors have been confirmed, today Xiaomi announced a long-term partnership with Leica for its mobile imaging technology. The world's third-largest smartphone manufacturer company stated: ‘the first imaging flagship smartphone jointly developed by the two companies will be officially launched in July this year.” This is sure to be the eagerly awaited Xiaomi 12 Ultra, which is set to give the Samsung S22 Ultra a run for its money. Until now, the manufacturer has been using camera technology from Sony for its smartphones, with lenses being developed by Hasselblad. 

Xiaomi’s launched its flagship 12 Series globally in March, but without the rumored 12 Ultra and now we know why - it stand's to reason that they would hold out to release the highest spec phone with Leica imaging technology. 

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Rachael Sharpe

Rachael is a British journalist with 18 years experience in the publishing industry. Since working on www.digitalcameraworld.com, she’s been freelancing, and contributing to some of the world’s best-loved websites and magazines including T3.com and TechRadar.com and has also had a book, iPad for Photographers, published. She's currently acting as editor of 5GRadar.com - a website specializing in the latest cellular technology.