After official press images of the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro were leaked last week, the Chinese manufacturer officially unveiled the two flagship smartphones on December 11. We have summarized all the info.
Xiaomi 13 in detail
In terms of design, the Xiaomi 13 is reminiscent of the iPhone 14 generation, not least thanks to its flat edges. The aforementioned Apple smartphone was used as a comparison several times during the presentation of the Xiaomi device.
The Xiaomi 13 boasts a screen-to-body ratio that is supposed to be superior to the iPhone 14. The Chinese device has a screen-to-body ratio of 93.3%, while Apple’s is 88.8%. The 13 model relies on a 6.36-inch E6 AMOLED display that resolves in Full HD+ with 2400 x 1080 pixels and offers a refresh rate of 120 hertz.
The promised maximum brightness of up to 1,900 nits is also impressive. With a length of 152.8 mm and a thickness – depending on the model – between 7.98 mm and 8.1 mm, the Xiaomi 13 should fit well in the hand. The weight is also well below 200 grams, depending on the model.
Under the hood, the brand-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC is already at work, which promises excellent performance. It is supported by 8 GB or 12 GB of fast LPDDR5X RAM and between 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB of UFS 4.0 system storage.
Battery and camera
The Xiaomi 13 relies on a 4,500 mAh battery, which promises an excellent runtime in combination with the energy-efficient chip. Charging is via USB-C with a maximum of 65 watts, wireless with up to 50 watts and reverse wireless charging is also supported.
The camera setup is also new and once again relies on Leica’s expertise. The main camera uses the new Sony IMX800 sensor in 1/1.49″ format, which resolves with 50 megapixels and offers an aperture of f/1.8. A Hyper-OIS system is also supposed to provide particularly effective image stabilization.
It is supported by a 12 MP ultra-wide-angle camera (f/2.2, 15 mm equivalent) and a 10 megapixel Leica telephoto camera (f/2.0) with optical image stabilizer. The front camera resolves with 32 megapixels and offers an aperture of f/2.0. 8K videos with 24 fps are even possible on the rear.
Offered in Black, White, and Wilderness Green, as well as Far Mountain Blue with a faux leather back, the dual-SIM and 5G-capable Xiaomi 13 comes in a range of colors. There is also a Limited Edition in many bright colors like green, yellow, blue or red. More details about the smartphone are provided by the official product website.
Xiaomi 13 Pro: Pro in all respects?
The Xiaomi 13 Pro, on the other hand, offers that little bit more, which is bigger, thicker, heavier and also more powerful than the 13 in all respects. Xiaomi relies on a 6.73-inch 2K Super Vision display with an OLED panel with a resolution of 3200 x 1440 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. This display also gets up to 1,900 nits of brightness. It also supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision and is protected against scratches thanks to Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
The battery is more generous: It has a capacity of 4,820 mAh and can be charged quickly with up to 120 Watts via USB Type-C. Of course, 50-watt wireless charging and reverse wireless charging are also available.
Also on offer is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 along with 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of system storage. The smartphone is also protected against dust and water ingress according to IP68, offers stereo speakers around Dolby Atmos, as well as support for high-resolution audio codecs like LDAC.
The Xiaomi 13 Pro offers dual-SIM support, 5G, fast Wi-Fi 6, and NFC.
The Xiaomi 13 Pro’s cameras
It resolves in 50 megapixels and offers an aperture of f/1.9. HyperOIS Super Optical Image Stabilization is there, as is octa-PD phased autofocus. It is assisted by a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera (f/2.2, 14-mm equivalent focal length) and a 50-MP Leice telephoto zoom camera (f/2.0, 75-mm focal length), which also offers a macro mode that focuses from 10 centimeters.
The front-facing camera of the Xiaomi 13 Pro also has a resolution of 32 megapixels. The video specifications seem to be largely the same. 8K with 24 fps is only available on the rear, while the front-facing camera records at a maximum of 1080p and 30 fps.
In return, the Pro model’s main camera gets the so-called “Leica Super Color Image”, which is supposed to provide richer and more accurate colors. Again, the official product website provides additional details.
Prices and availability
Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro have been announced exclusively for the Chinese market so far, w the smartphones will be released in just a few days. However, both smartphones are then expected to come to Europe in Q1 2023, although pricing is still pending here.
The Xiaomi 13 starts at an MSRP of 3,999 yuan in China, which is equivalent to around 545 euros. The Xiaomi 13 Pro starts at a recommended retail price of 4,999 yuan (around 681 Euros).