Xiaomi launched the new Xiaomi 13 series at its event today. It is the first brand to announce its newest flagship devices, shortly before 2023. The models are powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Qualcomm introduced this SOC as the most powerful premium SOC. The chip produced with the cutting-edge TSMC 4nm manufacturing technology is impressive. It was known that Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro will be powered by the latest Snapdragon SOC. The devices contain significant improvements compared to their predecessors. They also come with a new rear camera design. Now it’s time to take a deep dive into smartphones!
Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro Launched!
Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro will be one of the best flagships of 2023. Especially the new SOC enables these smartphones to make progress in camera and many points. Different smartphone manufacturers have not yet released their high-end models. However, Xiaomi has been developing the Xiaomi 13 series for a long time and aimed to introduce its products first. Here are the new models Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro! First of all, let’s take the top-end device of the series, the Xiaomi 13 Pro.
Xiaomi 13 Pro Specifications
Xiaomi 13 Pro is seen as the most remarkable model of 2023. It uses the 6.73-inch LTPO AMOLED curved display with almost the same features as its predecessor, the Xiaomi 12 Pro. The panel has a resolution of 1440*3200 and a refresh rate of 120Hz. There are features such as HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and HLG. The use of an LTPO panel in this model provides a reduction in power consumption. Because the screen refresh rates can be changed easily. The most significant improvement over the previous generation occurs at the peak brightness level. Xiaomi 13 Pro can reach 1900 nits brightness, for example, in HDR video playback. The device has a very high brightness value. We can guarantee that there will be no problems under the sun.
As known by the chipset, the Xiaomi 13 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. We’ll be doing a detailed review of the new SOC soon. But if we have to tell our previews, we look at it as the best premium 5G chip of 2023. The cutting-edge TSMC 4nm node, ARM’s latest V9-based CPUs and the new Adreno GPU work wonders. When Qualcomm switched from Samsung to TSMC, clock speeds increased. The new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 houses an octa-core CPU setup that can clock up to 3.2GHz. While it lags a bit in CPU compared to Apple’s A16 Bionic, it makes a significant difference when it comes to GPU. Those who want to have the best gaming experience are here! Xiaomi 13 series will never disappoint you. Stability, stability, and extreme performance all in one.
The camera sensors are powered by Leica and are similar to the previous Xiaomi 12S series. Xiaomi 13 Pro comes with a 50MP Sony IMX 989 lens. This lens offers a 1-inch sensor size and F1.9 aperture. There are features such as Hyper OIS. As for other lenses, the 50MP Ultra Wide and 50MP Telephoto lens are also on the 13 Pro. Telephoto has 3.2x optical zoom and an F2.0 aperture. The ultra-wide-angle lens, on the other hand, brings the F2.2 aperture and has a 14mm focal angle. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is expected to be able to take better photos and videos with its superior ISP. Video support continues as 8K@30FPS. The camera design is different from the previous series. A square design with oval corners.
On the battery side, there are minor improvements over its predecessor. Xiaomi 13 Pro combines a 4820mAh battery capacity with 120W super fast charging. It also has 50W wireless charging support. The Surge P1 chip used in previous smartphones has likewise been added to the new Xiaomi 13 Pro.
Finally, the Xiaomi 13 Pro has Dolby Atmos Stereo speakers and new IP68 dust and water protection certification. Previous Xiaomi 12 models did not have this certificate. It was the first time we encountered this with the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra. Xiaomi 13 Pro comes with 4 color options. These are white, black, green, and some kind of light blue. The back is made of leather material. So what does Xiaomi 13, the main model of the series, offer? It’s being promoted to be a small-sized flagship. Here let’s find out the features of Xiaomi 13.
Xiaomi 13 Specifications
Xiaomi 13 is a small-sized flagship. Although there is an increase in size compared to the Xiaomi 12, we can still consider it small. Because there is a 6.36-inch 1080*2400 resolution flat AMOLED panel. Compared to the high-end model of the series, the new Xiaomi 13 does not have an LTPO panel. This is seen as a shortcoming during variable refresh rates. Still, the Xiaomi 13 is impressive with its technical features. It supports 120Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and HLG. It also bears resemblance to the Xiaomi 13 Pro. One reason is that it can reach 1900 nits of brightness. You may not know what 1900 nits brightness means. To summarize briefly, you users, if you want to use your smartphone in very sunny weather, never the screen will be in a dark state. Your home screen and apps will look smooth.
Xiaomi 13 uses the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Also, the same chip is found in the Xiaomi 13 Pro. Xiaomi 13 series supports LPDDR5X and UFS 4.0. We already said above that the chipset is good. We’ll be reviewing the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in great detail soon. Those who are curious about the features of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 can click here.
Xiaomi 13 series is fully supported by Leica. Main Lens is 50 MP Sony IMX 800. It has f/1.8, 23mm focal length, 1/1.56″ sensor size, 1.0µm, and Hyper OIS. Now Xiaomi 13 comes with a Telephoto lens. The previous generation Xiaomi 12 did not have this lens. Users are very happy with this improvement The telephoto lens offers an F2.0 native aperture in 10MP. It’s enough to zoom in on distant objects. We have an Ultra wide-angle camera with these lenses. The ultra wide-angle has 12MP and the aperture in F2.2. New SOC and software compared to the previous generation devices are expected to make a difference.
The battery unit has a 4500mAh battery capacity, 67W wired fast charging, 50W wireless charging, and 10W reverse charging support. In addition, like the Xiaomi 13 Pro, it has a Dolby Atmos stereo speaker and IP68 certification for water and dust resistance.
The back cover of the Xiaomi 13 Pro is made of leather material. But Xiaomi 13, unlike the Pro model, has a standard glass material. The color options are as follows: It comes in Black, Light Green, Light Blue, Gray, and White. It also has flashy colors – Red, Yellow, Green, and Blue. In the Xiaomi 13 model, only the Light Blue option is designed with a leather back cover. Although Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro come with the same camera design, some differences are obvious.
One of them is that the Xiaomi 13 Pro comes with a curved structure and the Xiaomi 13 comes with a flat structure. Both devices have been launched with MIUI 14 based on Android 13. It will take time to reach other markets as it will be available in China first. We can say that you can see it in all markets after at least 3-4 months. We have listed the prices of the new Xiaomi 13 series according to the storage options below.
Xiaomi 13 Pro
128GB / 8GB : ¥4999 ($719)
256GB / 8GB: ¥5399 ($776)
256GB / 12GB: ¥5399 ($834)
512GB / 12GB: ¥6299 ($906)
128GB / 8GB : ¥3999 ($575)
256GB / 8GB: ¥4299 ($618)
256GB / 12GB: ¥4599 ($661)
512GB / 12GB: ¥4999 ($718)
So what do you think about the Xiaomi 13 series? Do not forget to indicate your thoughts.