The Xiaomi 13 and the Xiaomi 13 Pro are the company’s newest flagship series, which was just introduced. The two mobile devices are powered by Qualcomm’s most recent and cutting-edge Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, which is fabricated using TSMC’s 4nm manufacturing process. Both of these smartphones include a whole new design and a significant improvement in the photography sector, which may be the most crucial aspect of the two. They are only being offered in China at this time, but we anticipate that they will soon be made available in other countries.
Xiaomi 13 Pro
The display of the Xiaomi 13 Pro has not been updated in any meaningful way, as far as can be determined. The display on the Xiaomi 12 Pro was 6.73 inches, and we have a display that is practically equal in size and specifications. These characteristics include a variable refresh rate of 120Hz because it is an LTPO panel, a resolution of 1440 x 3200px, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and HLG, and 1920Hz DC dimming as an alternative to severe PWM. Additionally, the display is equipped with an environmental colour temperature sensor, which grants it the ability to make real-time adjustments to the colour temperature.
The only thing that has been improved is the maximum and peak brightness that are claimed. The display of the new 13 Pro can illuminate the whole surface area at 1,200 nits, while the peak brightness boost during HDR video playing, for example, may reach 1,900 nits. This is a significant improvement over previous models.
LPDDR5X memory and UFS 4.0 storage, both of the newest generation, are combined with the aforementioned Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor.
The Xiaomi 13 Pro retains its predecessor’s triple 50-megapixel camera arrangement on the device’s rear, but this time it comes with significant enhancements. On the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, the well-known 1-inch Sony IMX989 sensor with a 1.6-micron pixel size has been coupled with a Leica-branded lens that has an aperture of f/1.9 and Hyper OIS.
A significant improvement has also been made to the telephoto camera. Again, it has a resolution of 50 megapixels, but this time it also has a 3x zoom range and a Leica Floating Lens element. The aperture, however, has been reduced to f/2.0. It has a narrow focusing distance of just 10 centimetres, which is a fascinating feature to note.
It is the same old 50MP, f/2.2, 14mm unit that supports macro, which indicates that AF is also on the table for this lens. There is no new gimmicky technology added to the ultrawide lens.
The battery capacity has increased to 4,820 mAh, and it is combined with Xiaomi’s Surge G1 processor, which enables secure charging at 120W through wired connection or 50W via wireless connection. There is also the standard 10W wireless charging in the other direction. Not much of a surprise here.
Other features include Dolby Atmos-tuned dual speakers with Dolby’s new head tracking capability, an infrared blaster, and of course, IP68 dust and water protection, which is a new addition to Xiaomi’s mainstream flagship series. These features are all included in the Mi Mix 2S.
White, black, green, and some type of light blue, which is a leather rendition and not ceramic, are the four paint jobs that may be applied to the device’s ceramic back. White is the only one of the four that is ceramic. The camera island has been reshaped to be about square and now has oval corners.
The display on the Xiaomi 13 is now slightly larger, measuring 6.36 inches diagonally. Other than that, it has essentially the same specifications as before, including a resolution of 1080 by 2400 pixels, a refresh rate of 120 hertz (with no granular control available because it is not an LTPO panel), support for Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and HLG, and an ambient colour temperature sensor. On the other hand, the maximum and peak brightness of the OLED display are identical to those of the 13 Pro, coming in at 1,200 and 1,900 nits respectively.
A 4,500 mAh cell that is capable of rapid wired charging at 67 watts, wireless charging at 50 watts, and reverse wireless charging at 10 watts is utilised in both configurations of the battery.
Additional perks that come with the Xiaomi 13 include dual speakers that support Dolby Atmos and Dolby Head Tracking, an infrared blaster, and IP68 certification that protects against water and dust.
The non-Pro model, which is available in Black, Light Green, Light Blue, Gray, and White, has regular glass on its back rather than the curved glass seen in the Pro model. Additional bright colours like as red, yellow, green, and blue are also available, however the only one that is made of leather, similar to the Pre, is the light blue option. And despite the fact that the design of the camera island on the back of the 13 Pro is similar to that of the vanilla 13, which features a glossy, flat side frame with iPhone-like vibes, the 13 stands out.
Price & Availbility In Pakistan
Pre-orders for the two smartphones are already being accepted in China, and shipments are scheduled to begin on December 14. The Xiaomi 13 starts at CNY3,999 ($575) (Rs.129,999/PKR) for the base model with 8/128GB of storage, while the top-tier variant with 12/512GB costs CNY4,999 ($720) (Rs.151,999/PKR). The price of the middle 8/256GB unit is CNY4,299, (Rs.137,999/PKR) while the price of the middle 12/256GB unit is CNY4,599 (Rs.145,999/PKR).
The Xiaomi 13 Pro’s storage options range from 8 to 512 gigabytes, with the smallest option costing CNY4,999 ($720) (Rs.159,999/PKR) and the most costing CNY6,299 ($900) (Rs.177,999/PKR). The product’s availability on a global scale and its price will be disclosed at a later time.