Nokia Lumia 1020 reborn as Xiaomi 13 Ultra

Since Nokia Lumia 1020 was announced back in 2013, all of the major manufacturers have been trying to reach the camera potential that the phone released. For many years Nokia 1020 was the king of camera phones, and just recently its title has been taken by various Samsung, Huawei, Apple, Sony and other models. But all those models were not camera-centric phones, but just flagship models which didn’t have all that Lumia 1020 had.

Nokia Lumia 1020 with 41MP camera with ZEISS lens

However, just recently we saw companies like Oppo and Xiaomi trying to make a true camera phone. While Oppo did a great job with its Find X6 which has triple 50 MP cameras that cover all the aspects, Xiaomi with its 13 Ultra model might have just reached what Nokia Lumia was 10 years ago. By the way, Mr. Mobile did a great video on Oppo Find X6 and Xiaomi 13 Pro (link).

Both phones, the Oppo Find X6 and 13 Ultra have that iconic large camera module, and both have three 50 MP camera sensors for ultrawide, short and long tele, Xiaomi 13 Ultra is bringing Sony’s 1-inch IMX989 main unit along with other 50MP IMX858 sensors.

But, Xiaomi is bringing a bit more to the game. The 13 Ultra will have some additional camera-centric accessories as Lumia 1020 had. There is that Ultra case which offers an additional battery, a shutter button and a better grip just like the Camera Grip of the Lumia 1020. If you just compare the photos of the Lumia 1020 and 13 Ultra, you’ll notice that they look alike pretty much.

They do say that imitation is the greatest form of flattery, but boy it would be nice to see the Nokia logo written there. Well, in a way it is there since the spirit of the Nokia Lumia 1020 is pretty strong in the Xiaomi 13 Ultra.

Anyways, Xiaomi did a great job with its Ultra. It might even be the Ultra the world needs. Do check the specs here, and now we wait for the comparisons. Maybe there will be a new WillItBeatNokia video between Nokia Lumia 1020 and Xiaomi 13 Ultra… Who knows.