At today’s MWC 2023 Barcelona exhibition, Xiaomi officially launched three smartphones for the global market. They include the Xiaomi 13, 13 Pro, and 13 Lite.
Xiaomi 13 Global
The international version of the Xiaomi 13 Pro series is consistent with the Chinese version in terms of design and configuration. Buyers can choose from two colorways – classic black and classic white.
Under the hood, this version houses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, LPDDR5X memory, and UFS 4.0 flash storage. There is also a 4642mm² super-large VC liquid cooling. The 4500mAh battery has an endurance of 1.37 days and supports 67W wired fast charging, 50W wireless fast charging, and 10W reverse charging. This handset also boasts Xiaomi’s in-house made battery management system.
In terms of imaging, the Xiaomi 13 comes with a “Leica Super Color Image.” Xiaomi and Leica jointly build a color database, conduct machine learning on millions of photos, and perform color model layouts for 4,700 scenes individually.
This handset supports IP68 dustproof and waterproof and comes with two stereo speakers, NFC, infrared, digital car key supports, and many more.
Xiaomi 13 Pro Global
The Pro version comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, LPDDR5X memory (8533Mbps), and UFS 4.0 flash storage (3.5GB/s).
In terms of imaging, the Xiaomi 13 Pro has three Leica professional lenses, including a 1-inch 50MP Sony IMX 989 main camera, a 50MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 50MP telephoto lens. Among them, the 75mm telephoto sensor uses a 3P + 3P floating lens module. It brings support for 3.2x optical zoom and 70x hybrid zoom and can focus from 10cm.
This version also comes with 5G dual-card dual-pass incoming calls without interruption, improved WiFi, Xiaomi’s largest X-axis motor, and IP68 dustproof and waterproof rating.
The international version starts at 999 euros / 1299 euros. For reference, the Xiaomi 13 series started at 3999 yuan ($576) and 4999 yuan ($720), respectively, in China.
Xiaomi 13 Lite
The Xiaomi 13 Lite comes with many improvements in performance and imaging compared to the 12 Lite.
This model is similar to the Xiaomi Civi 2 launched in China. It comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chip, while the Mi 12 Lite comes with the Snapdragon 778G. It has achieved more than 20% GPU and more than 30% AI performance improvement. However, this new machine still uses LPDDR4X and UFS 2.2. It will be available in two configurations. The 8/128GB version is 499 euros, and the 256GB version is 549 euros.
The machine is pre-installed with the MIUI 14 system based on Android 12.
There is a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor, an 8MP IMX355 ultra-wide-angle lens with a 119° field of view, and a 2MP macro lens. Compared with the 12 Lite, it is basically unchanged except for the main camera.
The machine has a front-facing 32MP portrait lens and is also equipped with an additional 8MP depth-of-field sensor with a 100° FoV. It can automatically adjust the framing of the group photo. Compared with Civi 2, there are some differences. For example, on the front of the Civi 2, we can find two 32MP lenses, only one of which has a 100° lens and a 20MP ultra-wide-angle lens.
The Xiaomi 13 Lite has a 6.55-inch curved AMOLED display with 1,080 x 2,400 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch sampling rate, supports Dolby Vision and HDR10+, supports 1920Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, typical brightness is 500 nits, peak It is 1000 nits and has IP53 water and dust resistance.
It uses a 4,500mAh capacity battery (200mAh larger than the 12 Lite), which supports 67W wired charging, and can be charged to 100% in 40 minutes.
Beyond that, it boasts Dolby Atmos, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC support (NFC is not available in some regions), has a Snapdragon X62 modem inside, weighs 171 grams, and is 7.23mm thick. It will go on sale on March 8.