The Xiaomi 13 will be the next flagship in the catalog of, of course, Xiaomi. It will come into our lives very soon, albeit with a bit of a delay, since the company had planned its launch for early December.
The two new flagship phones from Xiaomi will finally be shown to the public this weekend. They will likely have new Qualcomm chipsets and big improvements to the cameras. This is all we know about the new devices from the Chinese giant.
When will the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro be released?
As we said, Xiaomi planned to present the Xiaomi 13 series (along with the new MIUI 14 software ) at an event held in China on December 1. It was postponed at the last moment, and the phones will arrive this Sunday, December 11, 2022.
The event will start at 7:00 p.m. (local time), which means that if you want to follow the live broadcast, you must connect at 12:00 p.m. from Spain; 05:00 from Mexico; 06:00 from Colombia; and 08:00 from Argentina and Chile.
Xiaomi tends to update its main range of phones in December, but only in China, as it usually takes a month or two before new models arrive in the rest of the world. The global launch should be in February, perhaps during MWC 2023.
How much will the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro cost?
We will have to wait for Xiaomi to launch the new 13 series to find out the official prices. However, as always, we can look at what the previous generation cost to get an idea of how much it will cost.
- Xiaomi 12X: 799 €
- Xiaomi 12: 899 €
- Xiaomi 12 Pro: 1.099 €
It is quite likely that Xiaomi decides to maintain these prices, although do not rule out that the economic inflation that we are experiencing throughout the world will increase them a bit.
What specifications and features will the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro have?
For a while, there weren’t too many leaks about the Xiaomi 13 series, but now we know a little more about what to expect. We’ve got the latest launch poster from Xiaomi, showing off two phones: the standard Xiaomi 13 and the Xiaomi 13 Pro.
We think the flat-screen, right-angle model would be the Xiaomi 13, while the other, curved phone should be the Pro. Several color options, a leather-like finish on the standard model, and certain details on the bezels can also be distinguished. rear cameras.
From the looks of it, the design doesn’t differ too much from the design we saw in the previous generation, the 12 series, although some differences are already noticeable, such as the camera module, which is now more boxy in shape.
Xiaomi’s Lei Jun has also shared an official image of the front of the Xiaomi 13, which gives us an idea of what the screen and size of the device will look like:
Certainly, this does not tell us much about what the mobile will be like, but it does confirm some details that were already noted with the leaks. The Xiaomi 13 looks like it will have slim bezels, it will be slightly larger than the Xiaomi 12, and again the standard model will have a flat-screen.
Jun has also confirmed a couple more details: that both the standard and Pro models will have an IP68 certification for resistance to dust and water and that at least one of the models will have a faux leather finish.
To better see the two mobiles, we have to resort to the filters. OnLeaks has created designs based on leaked details about the phone, and its rendered images are similar to the official images we’ve seen since.
In these images, the larger, squarer camera module with three equally sized lenses can be seen better. There is also a larger flash, located a little lower. Otherwise, it has a similar finish to the 12 series, which has a 6.65″ curved screen. Taken together, it will reportedly measure 163 x 74.6 x 8.8mm.
OnLeaks has also shared rendered images of the stock Xiaomi 13 in collaboration with CompareDial, and it looks a bit more different.
As we said, this one no longer has a curved screen and body but instead uses a rather square case that is surprisingly reminiscent of the latest iPhones. However, you can see that the camera module is similar, albeit with a slightly smaller lens than the others.
The latter may not be entirely true, since it is not appreciated in such a way in the images that Xiaomi has published. It will apparently measure 152.8 x 71.5 x 8.3mm, with a 6.2″ screen similar to that of the Xiaomi 12.
But what about the specs inside the phone?
Xiaomi, like most flagship manufacturers, tries to use the latest processors to give their products the best performance. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that leakers including Digital Chat Station are reporting that it will pack the brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 , which Qualcomm released last November.
This would fit with the approach of Xiaomi, which was one of the first manufacturers to debut the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in its Xiaomi 12 series. Vivo has come earlier this year, including the 8 Gen 2 in its new X90 Pro+, but Xiaomi could still Be among the first to adopt it.
According to leaker Ishan Agarwal, the chip is expected to come bundled with the following RAM and storage configurations: 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB, 12GB+256GB, and 12GB+512GB, with UFS 3.1 storage. in the 8 GB + 128 GB version and the most modern UFS 4.0 standard for the others.
The Pro model will feature a 6.7″ curved AMOLED screen with 2K resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate, interrupted by a perforated central selfie camera. As stated, the standard 13 will have a 6.2″ flat screen, but it will probably also be 120Hz AMOLED, though perhaps at a lower resolution.
As for the cameras, Xiaomi is expected to use Leica-branded lenses now that Xiaomi has partnered with the popular camera company.
According to the leaker, Panda Is Bald, the standard model will use a 54 MP main camera with a Sony IMX800 sensor and OIS, to which will be added a 12 MP ultra-wide angle lens and a 10 MP 3x zoom telephoto lens with OIS.
The 13 Pro will reportedly use the same 1″ 50MP Sony IMX989 camera sensor as the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, which Panda says will be paired with a telephoto lens and a 50MP ultra-wide (both reportedly with the Samsung JN1 sensor). Other reports claim that there will be a 32 MP selfie camera.
Xiaomi has already pushed the telephoto lens of the Pro up a notch, showcasing its 75mm focal length (roughly 3x zoom) and the “floating” structure of the lens, which allows it to focus on both distant objects and much closer subjects.
Finally, again according to the leaker Panda is Bald, the standard model will have a 4,500 mAh battery, while the Pro will have a 4,800 mAh capacity. It appears both phones will support 50W wireless charging, while a 3C certification listing confirms wired charging speeds of 67W for the 13 and 120W for the 13 Pro.