The Xiaomi 13 was supposed to be unveiled on December 1, but the presentation was canceled without further ado. Now, many official press pictures have landed on the web, showing the compact smartphone.
Xiaomi 13: This is how the compact smartphone looks
Xiaomi will unveil its new smartphone on December 11 at 12:00 pm German time. The Xiaomi 13 will be one of the first devices to rely on the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 from Qualcomm.
However, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has already revealed what the smartphone looks like on Weibo. There, Jun showed the device in the colors “Distant Mountain Blue” and “Ceramic White” with a ceramic back.
What’s inside the Xiaomi 13
Many, but not yet all, details about the Xiaomi 13 are already known. For example, Jun reveals that the device is supposed to be particularly dirt-resistant. In combination with the leather case, the 71.5 mm wide smartphone is supposed to be easy to wipe off, even if it is covered with sticky paint, for example.
A vapor chamber is apparently used for cooling, which is supposed to keep the 8 Gen 2 in check and ensure a performance on gaming flagship level.
Visually, the Xiaomi 13 relies on flat edges, just like the iPhone 14 series. The square camera setup on the back sits in the upper left corner. Once again, Leica contributes the cameras. We are talking about a 50-megapixel main camera including optical image stabilization. A 1-inch sensor, as used in the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, on the other hand, is considered rather unlikely.
The battery is said to be able to be charged quickly with up to 120 watts. Besides the 13, the manufacturer will apparently also offer a Xiaomi 13 Pro, which could presumably be larger and offer better cameras. This one comes in the color Wildlife Green and also makes a lot of visual impact.
The smartphone can probably be expected as early as January 2023, which means Xiaomi could offer the first smartphone with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Other manufacturers will also present new devices in December. Motorola and Oppo will also present new devices on December 15.