As we approach the end of 2022, Xiaomi is one of the last smartphone brands to unveil its flagship lineup. We now have the Xiaomi 13 series, which has the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro. The brand has taken a new design for the Xiaomi 13 series.
It is their second generation of smartphones in collaboration with Leica. So users will get Leica accurate color imaging, Leica optics, two photographic styles, and a Leica 75mm floating telephoto lens. Since it is the flagship series from Leica, the smartphones come loaded with all the latest hardware and software, so let’s explore.
The Xiaomi 13 Series
An All-New Design
Usually, we don’t see brands making drastic changes in terms of design with their flagship models. And the Xiaomi 13 series is no exception. While it has a remarkably different design, there are no drastic changes. The camera bump is now more square and covers the better half of the top section.
For the Xiaomi 13, the brand has gone with a flat-edge design, and it looks very cool and classy as well. There are four color options for this one: White, Black, Flora Green, and Mountain Blue.
For the Xiaomi 13 Pro, they have gone with round edges with a double-curved ceramic body. This smartphone, again, is available in four colors: Ceramic White, Ceramic Black, Flora Green (Ceramic), and Mountain Blue.
The overall design of the smartphones is simple yet classy and goes well with the colors and camera bumps. Since they are flagship phones, they come with an IP68 rating.
Now, let’s talk about the displays on these smartphones. Starting with the Xiaomi 13, you get a 6.36-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels. It comes with a refresh rate of 120Hz.
Then there is the Xiaomi 13 Pro, which features a large 6.73-inch AMOLED LTPO display with a resolution of 3,200×1,440 pixels. It has a dynamic 120Hz refresh rate because of the LTPO technology.
Both of the smartphones have stunning AMOLED displays with amazing refresh rates. They also have excellent HDR capabilities.
Powerful Performance with Powerful Processor
These are flagship smartphones from Xiaomi, so you get the best hardware and software experience on these smartphones. Both of them come with the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform. The performance gains are significant as this chip enhances performance while cutting down power consumption.
They also have the advanced LPDDR5X 8533Mbps memory and UFS 4.0 flash storage. So users will get the best hardware on these smartphones.
The Leica Photography Experience
So Xiaomi has been collaborating with Lecia for a while now, and they have made many great camera systems from Xiaomi smartphones so far. For the Xiaomi 13 series, Leica professional optics lens and two photographic styles from the Xiaomi 12S Ultra.
Both smartphones will have a new Leica 75mm focal length telephoto lens. This lens will help users get stunning portraits with shallow depth of field and a unique bokeh effect.
There is a 1“ ultra-large sensor of IMX989 Leica professional optical lens on the Xiaomi 12 Pro, and it has an aperture of f/1.9. Then there is the Xiaomi 13, which has an IMX800 sensor with a 23mm ƒ/1.8 Leica professional optics lens. Both lenses can take incredible shots with great details.
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The best thing about the series is that you get pro camera features on both smartphones. That includes shooting 10-bit RAW format photos, 4K 10-bit Dolby Vision HDR video, and 4K 10-bit LOG video. The two photography styles from Lecia help you to get signature Leica-style for your photographs.
Other Remarkable Features
In their announcement, Xiaomi also emphasized the Xiaomi Surge battery management system. As part of the feature, both smartphones have the Surge charging chip on board, which is developed by Xiaomi. This new technology is supposed to help the battery to have a longer life and make the upgrade experience smoother.
Talking about the battery, the Xiaomi 13 comes with a 4,500mAh battery. It can charge at 67 watts and supports 50 watts of wireless charging.
Then the Xiaomi 13 Pro has a slightly bigger battery at 4,820mAh. It supports 120W fast charging as well as 50 watts of wireless charging.
Along with a premium hardware experience, the Xiaomi 13 series will also come with the latest MIUI 14 to give the best user experience to all users.
Pricing and Availability
The new Xiaomi 13 series will be available for sale in Mainland China from December 14. There are limited edition colors for the Xiaomi 13 smartphone exclusively for Mainland China: Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, and Gray.
The base model of the Xiaomi 13 starts at 3,999 RMB, while the Xiaomi 13 Pro starts at 4,999 RMB.