Xiaomi finally announced its flagship smartphones, Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro, with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and new design. The high-end ” Xiaomi 13 Ultra ” was not announced this time, but it is expected to be announced later.
Xiaomi 13 is positioned as a semi-flagship model, and Xiaomi 13 Pro is a flagship model, adopting a different design language from Xiaomi. The Xiaomi 13 is equipped with a flat 6.36 inches full HD 120hz AMOLED display, whereas 13 Pro has a 6.73-inch 2K Samsung E6 standard AMOLED curved display with a refresh rate of 120Hz.
The Xiaomi 13 has glass and leather on the back, and the Xiaomi 13 Pro has ceramic and leather, both of which have IP68 grade waterproof and dustproof performance, LPDDR5X memory and UFS 4.0 storage.
The battery capacity is 4500mAh for Xiaomi 13 and 4820mAh for Xiaomi 13 Pro and supports 67W, 120W wired quick charging, 50W quick wireless charging and 10W wireless power supply.
As for the camera, Xiaomi 13 series is equipped with Leica optical lens. The Xiaomi 13 has a 50-megapixel Sony IMX800 sensor for the main wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with a focal length of 75mm (optical 3.2 x zoom), and the Xiaomi 13 Pro has a 1-inch 50mp IMX989 main camera, a 50 Mpx Samsung JN1 ultra-wide angle and a 50 mpx telephoto camera.
In addition, Xiaomi has announced that it will collaborate with Leica to build a colour database with 4700 colour models for various scenes. Users can easily shoot Leica-style images with Xiaomi 13 series smartphones.
These are limited to China launches for now. Still, since Xiaomi usually launches its flagships into the global market a few months after their domestic launch, other countries are likely to receive them in the first quarter of 2023.
The Xiaomi 13 starts at 3,999 yuan (about $570), and the price of the Xiaomi 13 Pro starts at 4,999 yuan (about $710).