On the eve of the New Year holidays, the Xiaomi company managed to launch the new flagship Xiaomi 13 line, which consists of two smartphones (regular Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro). They got new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chips and upgrades in cameras. Of course, with small changes in the overall design.
Among the updates shared, the devices share the same processors, complemented by several memory combinations: 8/128, 8/256, 12/256 and 12/512 GB. At the same time, the initial combinations have UFS 3.1 drives, and the larger ones have UFS 4.0. Also, smartphones have protection against water and dust according to the IP68 standard, support two SIM cards each, work with 5G, Wi-Fi 6e, Bluetooth 5.3, have infrared emitters, fingerprint scanners, stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Head Tracking, color adaptation temperature under lighting, etc.
The glass body of Xiaomi 13 has got the update for the sides, which are now flat. There is also a version with a silicone polymer material (similar to leather) on the back. Its dimensions are 152.8×71.5×8.0-8.1 mm with a weight of 185-189 grams. Color options include black, blue, white, gray, navy, red, green, yellow, and mint.
The smartphone received a 6.36-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels, an aspect ratio of 20:9, a refresh rate of 120 Hz, HDR+… The brightness, which in typical situations reaches 1200 cd/m², has been increased to 1900 when playing HDR content.
The camera unit now has Leica branding (and matching optics). The main wide-angle camera boasts 50 MP with ƒ/1.8, a sensor size of 1/1.56”, a focal length of 23 mm and optical stabilization Hyper OIS. Telephoto significantly improved, now 10 MP (instead of 5), 75 mm, ƒ/2.0, optical stabilization and 3.2x optical zoom. The ultra-wide-angle camera has 12 MP, ƒ/2.2 and a capture angle of 120°.
The battery capacity in the Xiaomi 13 was 4500 mAh, which can be charged with a 67-watt power supply via a wired connection, or at a 50-watt induction station. There is still support for reverse charging with a power of up to 10 W.
The “older” model Xiaomi 13 Pro already has a larger ceramic body (also with a “leather” option) measuring 162.9×74.6×8.4-8.7 mm and weighing 210-229 grams. There are fewer colors: black, white, blue and mint. But also a larger display — 6.73 inches. It has a higher resolution — 3200×1440 pixels and an LTPO matrix.
Another reason to pay for the Pro model is the cameras. The main sensor here is the Sony IMX989 from the Xiaomi 12S Ultra — 50 MP, 1”, ƒ/1.9, 23 mm, laser autofocus and Hyper OIS. The telephoto (ƒ/2.0, 75mm, 3.2×) and ultra-wide-angle (ƒ/2.2, 120°, AF) sensors are also 50MP each. And also Leica optics, of course.
Accordingly, there is also a larger battery, the capacity of which was 4820 mAh, which also has support for 120-watt wired charging, 50-watt inductive and 10-watt reverse charging.
To begin with, the smartphones will appear on December 14 only in the Chinese market, where they will cost approximately $575 to $720 for the Xiaomi 13, and from $720 to $900 for the Pro version. Most likely, you won’t have to wait long for global sales.