Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro official: the next-gen top of the range is here

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The new generation of top-of-the-range Xiaomi has arrived: after being postponed, the series consisting of Xiaomi 13 e 13 Pro it's finally official. Starting from 2020, the Xiaomi top-of-the-range offer has been expanded, no longer offering just one model but more variants for all budgets. So let's see what are the news for the high-end of Xiaomi, between data sheet, price and availability on the market.

Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro have been officially presented: all the news

Design and display

Another round, another run: for the umpteenth time, Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro they cut ties with the last generation, changing the cards on the table from an aesthetic point of view. Not so much in front, where we find the classic central punch-hole screen, as in the back, where the photographic module has been updated again. The camera module is more squared and offers a triptych of sensors flanked by a double LED flash.

Xiaomi 13
Xiaomi 13

Xiaomi 13 is the one that offers the most variety, presenting itself in an amount of colors never seen before for the Chinese company: Black, Light Green, Light Blue, Cement Gray, White, Flame Red, Hurricane Yellow, Jungle Green and Sapphire Blue. You may also notice a boxy look, with a flat side frame like the latest iPhones. The selection of colors (White, Black, Light Green and Light Blue) is more classic for the Pro model and its body in ceramic, and there is also an unreleased version in nano-skin designed to make the body repellent to dirt and fingerprints and to fade over time.

Xiaomi 13 Pro
Xiaomi 13 Pro

Another important novelty is the presence of the certification IP68, effectively making Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro resistant to dust and able to be immersed in water without suffering permanent damage. A feature that we had already seen on 12S Ultra and which for the first time is not relegated to the Ultra models alone but which we also find on the top of the cheaper range.

Xiaomi 13 has a screen OLED dish da 6,36 "Full HD + a 120 Hz with four very small frames from just 1.61 mm thick, in addition to the fingerprint sensor under the display, Dolby Vision support, HDR10 +, HLG and a maximum brightness of 1.900 nits. Moving on to the advanced model, Xiaomi 13 Pro mounts a panel curved da 6,7" 2K with technology LTPO able to adjust dynamically from 1 to 120 Hz. On both models we find the color temperature sensor that adjusts the color temperature based on the ambient lighting

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Technical specifications and features

The technical specifications of Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro are obviously high-end, especially if you look at the chipset. The two top of the range are driven by Snapdragon 8 Gen2, Qualcomm's latest high-end SoC. It is a TSMC 4nm SoC which contains a revamped Kryo octa-core ARMv9 CPU (1 x 3,2 GHz Cortex-X3 + 4 x 2,8 GHz A715/710 + 3 x 2,0 GHz A510) and an Adreno 740 GPU, while on the memory side we find 8 / 12 GB 5 Mbps LPDDR8.533X RAM e 128 / 256 / 512 GB UFS 4.0 type at 3.5 GB/s not expandable.

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Moving on to drums, there is one 4.500 mAh with quick charge from 67W on the basic model and from 4.820 mAh with recharge 120W on the Pro one; both have refills wireless to 50W (and inverse at 10W) ​​and the proprietary chip Arises P2 to manage it all. This result was also possible thanks to the 3rd generation MCP Battery Packing and Silicon Anode Battery System technologies, thanks to which it was possible to increase the amperage of the batteries while maintaining such powerful wireless charging.

In addition, Xiaomi has implemented the enhanced version of the vibration motor CyberEngine, the same as Redmi K50 Gaming, and they are not lacking stereo speaker with Dolby Atmos support, 100% increased power compared to 12-series and head tracking. The connectivity department includes 5G dual SIM support, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, IR sensor, NFC and dual frequency GPS. Finally, the introduction of software side Android 13 takes place in the form of the brand new MIUI 14.

Camera

Thus we arrive at the photographic sector, a very important point when it comes to smartphones, especially top of the range as in this case. The first novelty concerns the partnership with Leica, introduced with the aforementioned 12S Ultra and which now also embraces the main flagships. The synergy involves both hardware and software, with the use of Leica lenses and the creation of a photographic app with calibrations and special filters to recreate the Leica chromatic style.

The technical data indicate a Xiaomi 13 with triple camera from 50 + 12 + 10 MP f/1.8-2.2-2.0, whose primary sensor Sony IMX800 is 1/1.49″ with 1,0 µm pixels, 7P lenses and the new optical stabilization applied to the sensor, called Hyper OIS; with it are a 120° ultra-wide angle and a telephoto 3.2x with OIS. As expected, we have the real trump card with Xiaomi 13 Pro and its 50 + 50 + 50 MP f/1.9-2.2-2.0, starting with the Sony sensor IMX989 by 1 " inherited from 12S Ultra. The primary is accompanied by two 1/1″ Samsung JN2.76 sensors, i.e. a 115° ultra-wide angle and a 3.2X telephoto lens with OIS and Leica Floating lens that can also act as a macro thanks to a focusing distance of 10 cm; frontally there is space for a selfie camera 32 MP. All supported by the proprietary chip Arises C2, dedicated to improve camera performance.

Xiaomi 13 - Technical sheet

  • Dimensions of 152,8 x 71,5 x 7,98 mm for 185/189 grams
  • Certification IP68
  • 8-bit AMOLED display from 6,36 "Full HD + (2.400 x 1.080 pixels) in 20:9 with 419 PPI, refresh rate at 120 Hz and touch sampling at 240 Hz
    • Optical fingerprint reader in the display
  • SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2 at 4 nm TSMC
  • Octa-core CPU (1 x 3,2GHz X3 + 4 x 2,8GHz A715/A710 + 3 x 2,0GHz A510)
  • Adreno 740 GPU
  • 8 / 12 GB of RAM LPDDR5X
  • 128 / 256 / 512 GB memory UFS 4.0 not expandable
  • battery by 4.500 mAh with quick charge from 67W e wireless da 50W (10W reverse)
  • support Dual SIM 5G SA+NSA, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, IR sensor, NFC, Dual Frequency GPS, USB Type-C
  • triple camera from 50 + 12 + 10 MP f/1.75-2.2-2.4 with HyperOIS, 120° wide angle, macro, 3.2x telephoto with OIS and Leica lenses
  • selfie camera 32 MP ffinal match.
  • stereo speaker with Dolby Atmos
  • operating system Android 13 with MIUI 14

Xiaomi 13 Pro - Technical sheet

  • Dimensions of 162,9 x 74,6 x 8,38 mm for 210/229 grams
  • Certification IP68
  • Display LTPO da 6,73 ″ 2K (3.200 x 1.440 pixels) in 20:9 with 521 PPI, dynamic refresh rate at 120 Hz, 240Hz touch sampling, 1.920Hz PWM Dimming and Gorilla Glass Victus protection
  • Optical fingerprint reader in the display
  • SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2 at 4 nm
  • Octa-core CPU (1 x 3,2GHz X3 + 4 x 2,8GHz A715/A710 + 3 x 2,0GHz A510)
  • Adreno 740 GPU
  • 8 / 12 GB of RAM LPDDR5X
  • 128 / 256 / 512 GB memory UFS 4.0 not expandable
  • battery by 4.820 mAh with quick charge from 120W e wireless da 50W (10W reverse)
  • support Dual SIM 5G SA+NSA, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, IR sensor, NFC, Dual Frequency GPS, USB Type-C
  • triple camera from 50 + 50 + 50 MP f/1.75-2.2-2.4 with HyperOIS, 115° wide angle, 3.2x telephoto with OIS and Leica lenses
  • selfie camera 32 MP ffinal match.
  • stereo speaker with Dolby Atmos
  • operating system Android 13 with MIUI 14

Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro - Price and release

Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro were presented today December 11 at the starting price of €545 (3.999 yuan) up to that of €681 (4.999 yuan) for the base model, rising to €681 (yuan) and up to €858 (yuan) for the Pro one. Here are all the prices:

  • Xiaomi 13
    • 8 / 128 GB: 3.999 yuan (€545)
    • 8 / 256 GB: 4.299 yuan (€585)
    • 12 / 256 GB: 4.599 yuan (€626)
    • 12 / 512 GB: 4.999 yuan (€681)
    • Xiaomi 13 Pro
    • 8 / 128 GB: 4.999 yuan (€681)
    • 8 / 256 GB: 5.399 yuan (€722)
    • 12 / 256 GB: 5.799 yuan (€790)
    • 12 / 512 GB: 6.299 yuan (€858)

There is no information yet on Global launch, but it is likely that it will take place during the Q1 2023. If you were wondering what the prices will be in Italy, we must consider that Chinese prices increase by around €40, so we can assume a cost of around €950 for Xiaomi 13 e €1.150 for 13 Pro.

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