Xiaomi simply introduced its newest flagship sequence – the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro. Both handsets run on Qualcomm’s newest and biggest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset primarily based on TSMC’s 4nm manufacturing course of. Perhaps extra importantly, the 2 gadgets provide a considerable improve within the digicam division and flaunt a brand new design. They are solely launching in China, however we anticipate them to be launched globally quickly sufficient.
Xiaomi 13 Pro
For all intents and functions, the Xiaomi 13 Pro’s show stays unchanged. The Xiaomi 12 Pro had a 6.73-inch show, and we’ve got the identical one with virtually equivalent specs. Those embrace a 120Hz variable refresh fee because it’s an LTPO panel, 1440 x 3200px decision, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG and 1920Hz DC dimming in opposition to aggressive PWM. The show additionally has an ambient coloration temperature sensor that permits it to regulate the colour temperature on the fly.
The solely improve right here is the marketed most and peak brightness. The new 13 Pro’s show can illuminate the entire floor space at 1,200 nits, whereas the height brightness increase throughout HDR video playback, for instance, can attain 1,900 nits.
The aforementioned Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is paired with LPDDR5X reminiscence and next-generation UFS 4.0 storage.
As far as cameras go, the Xiaomi 13 Pro as soon as once more includes a triple 50MP setup on the again, however with notable upgrades. The well-known 1-inch Sony IMX989, 1.6µm sensor from the Xiaomi 12S Ultra is now paired with a Leica-branded lens with an f/1.9 aperture and Hyper OIS.
The telephoto digicam additionally will get a stable improve. It’s once more 50MP however with an extra 3x zoom attain and Leica Floating Lens component, however with a barely smaller f/2.0 opening. The attention-grabbing bit is that it has a detailed focusing distance of simply 10 cm.
The ultrawide would not get any new fancy tech – it is the nice previous 50MP, f/2.2, 14mm unit with macro help, which implies AF is on the menu, too.
Battery will get a slight bump to 4,820 mAh and is paired with Xiaomi’s Surge G1 chip permitting secure 120W wired charging and 50W wi-fi charging. There’s additionally the same old 10W reverse wi-fi charging. Nothing new right here.
Other options embrace Dolby Atmos-tuned stereo audio system with Dolby’s new head monitoring characteristic, IR blaster and, after all, IP68 mud and water safety, which is a brand new addition to Xiaomi’s mainstream flagship sequence.
The system is available in 4 paint jobs over the ceramic again – White, Black, Green and a few form of Light Blue, which is a leather-based iteration and never ceramic. The digicam island is now square-ish with oval corners.
The Xiaomi 13’s show is now barely larger, measuring 6.36″ in diagonal and has basically the identical specs as earlier than – 1080 x 2400px decision, 120Hz refresh fee (no granular management accessible as it is not LTPO), Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and HLG help and is aided by an ambient coloration temperature sensor. However, the OLED panel matches the 13 Pro’s most and peak brightness – 1,200 and 1,900 nits, respectively.
The digicam setup on the again additionally will get the Leica remedy on all of its cameras. The most important unit is 50 MP, f/1.8, 23mm, 1/1.56″, 1.0µm and Hyper OIS. More importantly, we now have a correct telephoto on board, which was the Xiaomi 12’s most important disadvantage. There’s a 10MP OIS-aided digicam with a Leica lens, f/2.0 aperture and native 3x zoom. The ultrawide is now 12MP with an f/2.2 aperture, seemingly with out autofocus help.
The battery setup is identical, too – a 4,500 mAh cell able to 67W quick wired charging, 50W wi-fi charging and 10W reverse wi-fi charging.
The Xiaomi 13’s bonus options additionally embrace Dolby Atmos stereo audio system with Dolby Head Tracking, an IR blaster and IP68 certification in opposition to water and dirt.
Unlike the Pro, the vanilla model settles for normal glass on its again and is available in Black, Light Green, Light Blue, Gray and White. Additional flashy colours are additionally accessible – Red, Yellow, Green and Blue however solely the Light Blue choice is made from leather-based, similar to the Pre. And despite the fact that the again design of the digicam island is equivalent to the 13 Pro, the vanilla 13 stands out with a shiny, flat aspect body with iPhone-esque vibes.
Pricing and availability
The two telephones are up for pre-order in China with shipments beginning December 14. The Xiaomi 13 in its base 8/128GB trim is CNY3,999 ($575), whereas the highest 12/512GB version is 4,999 ($720). The center 8/256GB and 12/256GB models are CNY4,299 and CNY4,599, respectively.
The Xiaomi 13 Pro’s most inexpensive 8/128GB model is 4,999 ($720) with the roomiest 12/512GB prices CNY6,299 ($900). International availability and pricing will probably be introduced in a while.