Despite not yet being available for sale, Xiaomi 13 Ultra has already received its first software updates. While pre-orders are currently open in China, the phone is not expected to be available for purchase until April 21st. Regardless, buyers will receive these software updates as soon as they unbox the device.
Although the Xiaomi 13 Ultra has already received praise as one of the best Android camera phones on the market, Xiaomi is not slowing down and has already rolled out a few software updates for the device within the first few days.
Xiaomi has already released two versions of the MIUI 14 OTA update for its 13 Ultra smartphone, with the primary aim of improving its already impressive camera performance. The latest OTA update, labeled as MIUI 220.127.116.11 TMACNXM, is based on Android 13, brings various improvements to the user experience, including unspecified enhancements to system stability. However, the most notable improvement is to the camera performance, with the update expected to further enhance the already impressive image quality of the device.
In the initial update, the MIUI 18.104.22.168, the patch is considerable, with a size of up to 6.5GB and includes two security patches from Google. As for the camera optimizations, the update includes changes to the default zoom ratio of the street shooting mode and modifications to the fixed focus distance for the same mode.
In addition, the default zoom rate for Quick Snap mode has been changed to 1.5x, the focal length options for Quick Snap mode are now 0.6m / 1.2m / 5m, and various optimizations have been made to image quality for specific scenes. Additionally, the China-only Mi Wallet has received optimizations for transit card functionality for various locations.
Xiaomi’s 13 Ultra smartphone, which was just unveiled a few days ago and is expected to go on sale in China on April 21, has already received its first set of software updates. The latest build, MIUI 22.214.171.124 TMACNXM, based on Android 13 like the previous version, comes with an update size of only 87MB, which is relatively smaller than the previous patch, MIUI 126.96.36.199, which had a capacity of up to 6.5GB along with two Google security patches.
Despite the smaller size, Xiaomi has advised all users to upgrade to this new patch, as it promises to improve the user experience, increase system stability, and enhance the overall camera performance. The update includes three main upgrades, including picture quality optimization for certain scenes, an adjustment to the default zoom ratio of street shooting mode, and the fixed focus distance for the same mode.
Additionally, the China-only Mi Wallet received optimizations for transit card functionality for various locations. Overall, the new software updates show that Xiaomi is committed to constantly improving the user experience and camera performance of their latest flagship smartphone, even before it hits the market.