Xiaomi 13 Series with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 & IP68 Rating Unveiled in China

Xiaomi 13 Pro Triple Rear Cameras
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After being in rumors and leaks for weeks and launching getting postponed, Xiaomi has finally launched its much anticipated Xiaomi 13 series in China!


As we already know! There are two phones in the Xiaomi 13 series lineup – The vanilla 13 and the 13 Pro and they are the successors of the last year’s Xiaomi 12 & Xiaomi 12 Pro.

Let us look at the Design, Specifications, and Pricing & Availability of the Flagship Xiaomi 13 Series.

Xiaomi 13 Series Design

The Xiaomi 13 & Xiaomi 13 Pro share the same design language but have some key differences; the vanilla 13 features a Flat display & sides, whereas the 13 Pro has a curved display and sides. The camera island on the 13 Pro is bigger and of course, the Pro is larger and wider than the regular 13.

There are minimal bezels all around the display and chin. Also, there’s a single-centered punch-hole camera.

The power button & volume rockers are on the right, and the Type-C port, Speaker grille is on the top and bottom.

For the back, Xiaomi 13 & the Xiaomi 13 features a squarish camera island with oval edges that houses the triple rear cameras with LED flash inside it and Leica branding. Xiaomi branding is in the bottom left of the phone.

Xiaomi 13 Light Blue Leather Back Design
Xiaomi 13 Light Blue Leather Back Design

One thing to note here is that the vanilla Xiaomi 13 has a glass back and a flat glossy frame which gives it iPhone vibes, whereas the Xiaomi 13 Pro features a ceramic back.

Moving onto the Specifications of the Xiaomi 13 Pro.


Xiaomi 13 Pro Specifications

The Xiaomi 13 Pro features a 6.73-inch 2K OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1440 x 3200-pixel resolution; it is an LPTO panel and supports HRD10+, Dolby Vision, HLG, and DC dimming at 1920Hz. Also, it has a 1200 nit brightness and 1900nits peak brightness.

Xiaomi 13 Pro Curved Display
Xiaomi 13 Pro Curved Display

Under the Hood, the Xiaomi 13 Pro is equipped with the latest and greatest from Qualcomm, i.e., Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 coupled with up to 12GB LPDDR5x RAM & up to 512GB UFS 4.0 Storage. It runs on the latest version of Miui, i.e., MIUI 14, based on Android 13. 

The device features a vapor chamber for heat dissipation, and the company says that vapor chambers cover 42.5 of the phone’s body.

The Xiaomi 13 Pro comes in four colors – Black, White, Green, and kind of Light Blue color, which has a leather back finish; the company says that the material used is dirt and scratch-resistant thanks to the Nano Skin technology.


As for cameras – This is the highlight of the Flagship smartphone, there’s a triple rear camera at the back, which includes a 50MP Sony IMX989 1- inch sensor with an f/1.9 aperture, and HyperOIS, which is also present in the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, a 50MP ultra-wide which also works as a macro lens with an f/2.2 aperture with autofocus and a finally a 50MP telephoto with 3x zoom with OIS and Leica Floating lens. Also, there’s an f/2.0 aperture. For selfies & video calls, there’s a 32MP front shooter.

Xiaomi 13 Pro Triple Rear Cameras
Xiaomi 13 Pro Triple Rear Cameras

The Flagship device gets a 4,820mAh battery with 120W fast wired charging, 50W wireless charging, and a 10W reserve wireless charging tech.

Other features of the flagship device include an in-display fingerprint sensor, X-axis linear motor, NFC, WiFi 6, Dolby Atmos-tuned Stereo speakers, and IR Blaster. The Xiaomi 13 Pro is IP68 water and dust protection.

Read: Realme 10 Pro 5G & Realme 10 Pro+ 5G Unveiled in India


On to the vanilla Xiaomi 13 Specifications.

Xiaomi 13 Specifications

The Xiaomi 13 features a 6.36-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 2400 X 1080 pixel resolution. The display supports HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Vision. It also gets the same 1200 nits brightness and 1900 nits peak brightness as the 13 Pro.

The vanilla Xiaomi 13 is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset coupled with up to 12GB  LPDDR5x RAM & up to 512GB UFS 4.0 storage. It runs on Miui 14 based on Android 13 out of the box.

Xiaomi 13 Front and Back
Xiaomi 13 Front and Back

The flagship device comes in four different colors – Black, Light Green, Grey, and White. Some other limited colors include Red, Green, Yellow, and Blue; just like the 13 Pro, the regular 13 also gets the same Light Blue color with a Leatherback.

Xiaomi 13 Limited Colour Options
Xiaomi 13 Limited Colour Options

The regular also features a triple rear camera setup at the back, which includes a 50MP Sony IMX880 sensor with HyperOIS & and 23mm f/1.8 aperture, a 10MP telephoto lens with 3x zoom, OIS, and an f/2.0 aperture. Lastly, a 12MP ultrawide sensor with f/2.2 aperture and no autofocus. There’s a 32MP front camera for selfies.

The triple cameras are tuned by Leica, and other features of the camera include – 4K Ultra Night Mode, Cinematic Mode, etc.

There’s a 4,500mAh battery with 67W fast wired charging, 50W wireless charging, and 10W reserve wireless charging. The regular 13 has the same features as the NFC, WiFi 6, IR blaster IP68 rating, etc.

Moving onto the Pricing & Availability of the Xiaomi 13 series.


Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro Pricing & Availability for the Chinese Market

The Xiaomi 13 Pro comes in four RAM & Storage variants.

  • 8GB & 128GB: ¥4,999 / $719
  • 8GB & 256GB:  ¥5,399 / $776
  • 12GB & 256GB: ¥5,799 / $833
  • 12GB & 512GB: ¥6,299 / $905

Now onto the Xiaomi 13 Pricing & Availability.

  • 8GB & 128GB: ¥3,999 / $575
  • 8GB & 256GB: ¥4,299 / $619
  • 12GB & 256GB: ¥4,599 / $660
  • 12GB & 512GB: ¥4,999 / $719

Also, the other limited edition colors are only available in 12GB RAM / 512GB Storage and are priced at ¥4,999.

Both the Xiaomi 13 & the 13 Pro are already up for pre-order and will be available starting December 14. There’s no word on the International launch and availability as of now.


Read: Oppo Find N2 Foldable Flagship Series to Launch on December 15th in China

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