On the eve of MWC 2023, Xiaomi showcased its latest flagship handset – the Xiaomi 13 Series. The fresh bunch consists of two models – a vanilla Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro, both are going global now.
Both these devices pack Qualcomm’s latest chip – Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, 50MP main rear camera, AMOLED displays, and ultra-fast charging support. These were announced earlier this month in China and now going global.
Xiaomi 13 Series Global Availability
Xiaomi, the Chinese OEM that’s well known for its disruptive pricing policies, has just launched its latest flagship handsets for the world. The Xiaomi 13 Series – consisting of a vanilla Xiaomi 13 and a Pro variant, are now going global after its initial launch for the Chinese market.
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Talking about their specifications, the Xiaomi 13 Pro sports a 6.73″ AMOLED display with 3200 × 1440p resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. While it’s got a brightness of 1,200 nits, the peak can go up to 1,900 nits. Under the hood, it has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor with 12GB RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage.
On the imaging front, this Pro device got a triple rear camera led by a 50MP main sensor, 50MP ultrawide, and 50MP telephoto sensor. Though seeming usual, Xiaomi made this pack strong with the partnership with Leica, which enhances the picture quality ultimately. The main sensor, for example, packs Sony’s IMX989 sensor with f/1.9 aperture, letting users record 8K!
Upfront, you will see a 32MP camera for selfie needs. Finally, it’s powered by a 4,820mAh battery that supports 120W fast wired charging and 50W wireless charging. Available in two colors – Ceramic Black and Ceramic White, Xiaomi 13 Pro is going international starting today.
Coming to the regular variant, the Xiaomi 13 sports a 6.36″ AMOLED display with 2400 x 1080p resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, with the same brightness capabilities, chip, and storage configurations as its Pro model.
But for cameras, the standard variant contains a 50MP main sensor, 10MP telephoto lens, and a 12MP ultrawide camera. This combination offers good-quality images, too, since they’re supported by Leica as well. And for battery, it has a 4,500mAh capacity supporting 67W wired charging and 50W wireless charging.
Both handsets will offer reverse wireless charging at 10W, run MIUI 14 based on Google’s Android 13, and support NFC, Wi-Fi 7, and Bluetooth 5.3. While Xiaomi is selling the Pro units internationally, the regular variant seems limited to certain areas.