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Xiaomi 13 Series Brings Next-Gen Specs, Leica Cameras, And Splashy Neon Colors

Limited Edition Xiaomi 13 colors


After delaying the original unveiling at the last minute, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has finally introduced its latest flagships — and for once, it isn’t playing it safe with the aesthetics. The Xiaomi 13 series arrives in two flavors: a vanilla model with a flat screen and edges, and a Pro model with curved glass aesthetics on both sides and more powerful cameras. The base version offers a 50-megapixel optically-stabilized main camera with Leica tuning, sitting alongside a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle snapper and a 10-megapixel telephoto zoom camera. Selfie duties have been deputed to a 32-megapixel camera sensor. 

Powering the phone is Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, ticking alongside up to 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM and a maximum of 512 GB of onboard storage. Over at the front is a 6.36-inch Full HD+ OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a staggeringly-high peak brightness of 1,900 nits. Under the hood is a 4,500 mAh battery that allows 67-watt wired charging, wireless charging at 50 watts, and reverse power-sharing at 10 watts. It is available in glassy green, white, black, and a blue color rocking leather aesthetics. 

Xiaomi 13 flagship phone in blue color option.Xiaomi

Notably, Xiaomi is also offering the phone in a limited edition flavor. This collection flaunts a black metallic frame married to a glass rear panel that comes in red, blue, yellow, green, and grey shades. Unfortunately, these colors will be limited to China. The Xiaomi 13 starts at CNY 3,999 (about $570), but its international availability details will be revealed in the coming months.

A Pro flagship with top-tier cameras

Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone


Xiaomi 13 Pro takes things up a notch; it offers a 6.73-inch OLED panel with a higher 3200 x 1400 pixels resolution and curved sides. This one also packs a larger 4,820 mAh battery that supports 120-watt wired and 50-watt wireless fast charging. Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC runs the show inside, ticking alongside up to 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of onboard storage.

Leading the imaging hardware is a massive 1-inch camera sensor from Sony offering a 50-megapixel resolution, similar to the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. For ultra-wide capture and long-range zoom capture, Xiaomi 13 Pro comes armed with an additional pair of 50-megapixel cameras. Xiaomi touts a 70x zoom range for the OIS-enabled telephoto camera, but the press material doesn’t specify the optical magnification range. On the front is a 32-megapixel selfie camera sitting in a circular hole-punch cutout at the top.  

Xiaomi 13 Pro in the hands of a user.Xiaomi

Xiaomi is also highlighting the CyberFocus tech, which can automatically track human subjects, pets, insects, and foods for keeping the focus locked. There are also a handful of Leica camera modes and filters. Plus, 4K footage capture is enabled for night mode. Xiaomi 13 Pro’s build is IP68-certified and relies on ceramic or synthetic leather for crafting the rear panel. It will be up for grabs in four color options: white, black, green, and blue. Xiaomi 13 Pro starts at CNY 4,999 (about $720), but international availability plans will be revealed in the coming months.