17 January 2023
Xiaomi's latest Android flagship series is finally official in China. It has two models named Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro. Both are powered by Qualcomm's newest and greatest processor for the best possible performance. There is Leica's fine-tuned camera setup claimed to deliver a superior smartphone camera output.
Xiaomi 13 Pro is undoubtedly the most loaded phone in the lineup. It boasts a 6.7-inch 2K (3200 x 1440 pixels) OLED punch-hole display with up to 120Hz refresh rate. The panel supports up to 240Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, DCI-P3 wide color gamut, and 1900 nits of peak brightness. It even has an ambient color temperature sensor that can adjust the display color temperature on the go.
Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor coupled with 8GB and 12GB LPDDR5X RAM. The storage options are 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB UFS 4.0. On the back panel, it has a 50-megapixel Sony IMX989 1-inch sensor with f/1.9 aperture and Hyper OIS. It is accompanied by a 50-megapixel telephoto sensor with f/2.0 aperture, 3x zoom, and a Leica Floating Lens element. The third sensor on the back is a 50-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture.
The front camera is a 32-megapixel sensor housed inside the punch-hole. The whole package is powered by a 4,820mAh battery with 120W wired fast charging, 50W wireless charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging. Other features include WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, 5G, Dolby Atmos-tuned speakers, and IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.
The Xiaomi 13 Pro will be sold in Green, Black, White, and Light Blue color options.
- 8GB/128GB for CNY 4,999 (about $716)
- 8GB/256GB for CNY 5,399 (about $773)
- 12GB/256GB for CNY 5,799 (about $830)
- 12GB/512GB for CNY 6,299 (about $902)
The Xiaomi 13 has a 6.36-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) OLED punch-hole display with up to 120Hz refresh rate. It further supports up to 240Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, DCI-P3 wide color gamut, and 1900 nits of brightness. The choice of processor is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 coupled with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB onboard storage.
The triple rear camera setup features a 50-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 10-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.0 aperture, and a 12-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The phone has a 32-megapixel selfie camera housed inside the punch-hole. The battery capacity is 4,500mAh with 67W fast charging, 50W wireless charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging.
Xiaomi 13 Pricing:
- 8GB/128GB for CNY 3,999 (about $572)
- 8GB/256GB for CNY 4,299 (about $615)
- 12GB/256GB for CNY 4,599 (about $658)
- 12GB/512GB for CNY 4,999 (about $716)