Xiaomi 14 Ultra To Reportedly Sport a Sony LYT-900 1-inch Sensor, Launch in 2024

HomeTech NewsXiaomi 14 Ultra To Reportedly Sport a Sony LYT-900 1-inch Sensor, Launch in 2024


  • Tipped for a Q1 2024 release, possibly in March.
  • Rumoured inclusion of a Sony LYT-900 camera sensor with a 1-inch size for superior photo quality.
  • Expected to feature a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset for peak performance.
  • Anticipated 2K slightly curved display for an immersive viewing experience.

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi recently unveiled the Xiaomi 14 and 14 Pro in the Chinese markets but fresh rumours are already surfacing about their next potential flagship marvel the Xiaomi 14 Ultra.

Slated for a possible release in the first quarter of 2024, the Ultra model is rumoured to be eyeing a game-changing camera upgrade in the form of a Sony Lytia LYT-900 camera sensor.

From the corridors of online tech forums on Weibo, spearheaded by the reputable tipster DigitalChatStation, the anticipation for the Xiaomi 14 Ultra is palpable.

Though the tipster’s posts are cryptic, they are widely interpreted as hints towards the launch of the Ultra model, tentatively set for Q1, 2024, with some even pinpointing March as the likely debut month.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra To Reportedly Sport a Sony LYT-900 1-inch Sensor
Xiaomi 14 Ultra To Reportedly Sport a Sony LYT-900 1-inch Sensor

This launch timeline is not unprecedented, mirroring the interval between the Xiaomi 13 series and its Ultra counterpart.

Among the most exciting whispers is the prospect of the Xiaomi 14 Ultra coming equipped with the Sony Lytia LYT-900 camera sensor.

The LYT-900 isn’t just another sensor—it’s reported to boast a formidable 1-inch size, promising to catapult smartphone photography to dazzling new heights.

If these rumours solidify, Xiaomi fans can expect to see images with unprecedented dynamic range and detail, thanks to the sensor’s Dual Conversion Gain technology.

Camera capabilities could further expand with a suite of 50MP sensorsspanning from ultra-wide to 3x and 5x zoom capabilities, complemented by a macro mode, promising versatility for both panoramic landscapes and intricate close-ups.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra feature a 2K screen
Xiaomi 14 Ultra Feature a 2K Screen

Under the hood, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra is expected to house the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, keeping it in line with its siblings in terms of raw power.

The device’s front is rumoured to feature a 2K screen, gently cascading along the edges for a subtly curved visual experience.

On the software front, the new entrant is likely to run on the Android 14-based HyperOS, continuing Xiaomi’s tradition of pairing high-end hardware with sleek, user-friendly software.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra Key Specs


Sim Type Dual Sim, GSM+GSM
Dual Sim Yes
Sim Size Nano+Nano SIM
Device Type Smartphone
Release Date December 22, 2023 (Expected)


Type Color AMOLED Dot Display (1B Colors)
Touch Yes
Size 6.67 inches, 1440 x 3200 pixels, 144 Hz
Aspect Ratio 20:9
PPI ~ 515 PPI
Screen to Body Ratio ~ 91.4%
Glass Type Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2
Features HDR10+, AI display Supports, Sunlight Display 3.0, Display Mate A+, Reading Mmode 3.0, 360° Ambient Light Sensors 2.0, Curved Display
Notch Yes, Punch Hole


Storage 256 GB
Storage Type UFS 4.0
Card Slot No


3G Yes
4G Yes
5G Yes
VoLTE Yes, Dual Stand-By
Vo5G Yes
Wifi Yes, with wifi-hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v5.3, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
USB Yes, USB-C v2.0
USB Features USB Tethering, USB on-the-go, USB Charging
IR Blaster Yes


GPS Yes, with tri-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NavIC Support
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In Display
Face Unlock Yes
Sensors Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Electric Compass, Hall Sensor, X-axis Linear Motor, Grip Sensor, Barometer, Rear Light Sensor, Flicker Sensor, Multi-dot Laser Focus Sensor
3.5mm Headphone Jack No
Extra NFC
Water Resistance Yes, 1.5 m upto 30 min
IP Rating IP68
Dust Resistant Yes


Rear Camera 50 MP
50 MP
50 MP (periscope)
50 MP with autofocus
Features HDR, Night Mode 2.0, Ultra Night Photos, Portrait, AI Beauty, AI Smart Slimming, Custom Watermark,
Video Recording 8K, 4K, 1080p, 720p
Flash Yes, Dual LED
Front Camera Punch Hole 32 MP f/2.2 (Wide Angle) with Autofocus and Screen Flash
Front Video Recording 1080p, 720p


OS Android v14
Custom UI MIUI 14
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen3
CPU Octa Core Processor
GPU Adreno GPU
IP Rating IP68
Java No
Browser Yes


Email Yes
Video MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, WEBM, 3GP, ASF playback
FM Radio No
Document Reader Yes


Type Non-Removable Battery
Size 5000 mAh, Li-Po Battery
Fast Charging Yes, 120W Fast Charging
Wireless Charging Yes, 55W
Reverse Charging Yes, 15W


What is the expected launch date for the Xiaomi 14 Ultra?

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra is rumoured to launch in the first quarter of 2024, with March being the potential month based on industry whispers and hints from prominent tipsters.

How will the Sony LYT-900 sensor enhance the Xiaomi 14 Ultra’s camera capabilities?

The Sony LYT-900 camera sensor, expected in the Xiaomi 14 Ultra, is a 1-inch sensor that could bring Dual Conversion Gain technology. This means improved dynamic range and detail in photos, potentially setting new standards for mobile photography.

What processor might the Xiaomi 14 Ultra use?

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra is anticipated to be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, ensuring that it stands on par with the best in terms of processing speed and efficiency.

What type of display can we expect from the Xiaomi 14 Ultra?

The device is rumored to sport a 2K resolution display that features slight curves along its edges, aiming to provide users with a visually immersive and ergonomic experience.

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