Xiaomi 13 series announced, comes with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and Leica cameras


Xiaomi has unveiled the Xiaomi 13 series at its annual flagship launch event in Mainland China. Xiaomi 13 series is the second generation of devices created in collaboration with camera giant Leica. Xiaomi 13 series introduces new optical and computational capabilities with Leica true color imaging, Leica 75mm floating telephoto lens, and offers professional camera features derived from Xiaomi 12S Ultra, including Leica optics and two photographic styles. Sporting a brand new design, Xiaomi 13 series the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, as well as Xiaomi's own Surge battery management system. Xiaomi 13 series starts from RMB 3,999 in Mainland China official sales channels. Xiaomi also showcased MIUI 14 and a host of flagship ecosystem products at the events.

Xiaomi 13 series: Price and availability-
Xiaomi 13 series will be available for sale starting on December 14 via Xiaomi official channels in Mainland China. Xiaomi 13 Pro comes in four storage variants, with 8GB+128GB at a price of RMB 4,999, 8GB+256GB at RMB 5,399, 12GB+256GB at RMB 5,799, and 12GB+512GB at RMB 6,299. Xiaomi 13 also comes in four storage variants, with 8GB+128GB at a price of RMB 3,999, 8GB+256GB at RMB 4,299, 12GB+256GB at RMB 4,599, and 12GB+512GB at RMB 4,999. Global availability details for Xiaomi 13 series will be revealed in the upcoming months.
Dual flagships flaunting extraordinary design
Both Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro feature new design language. The phones come in four colors: White, Black, Flora Green and Mountain Blue. Xiaomi 13 sports a flat screen with matching flat edges for a clean and strong visual impact on the front. Xiaomi 13 Pro, in contrast, features a double-curved ceramic body that transitions smoothly especially into the camera module. Also available in four colors: Ceramic White, Ceramic Black, Flora Green (Ceramic) and Mountain Blue.
Xiaomi 13 has a screen-to-body ratio to 93.3% with a 6.36" full-screen AMOLED display and 1.61mm ultra-thin bezels. The company claims that the display offers a 10% increase in power efficiency, a resolution of 2400x1080, accurate colors, up to 120Hz refresh rate, and supports global DC dimming. Xiaomi 13 Pro, on the other hand, sports a larger 6.73" double-curved display and features the same new generation AMOLED material. Offering a resolution of 3200x1440 and accurate color display, as well as 120Hz LTPO dynamic refresh rate, Xiaomi 13 Pro also offers 1920Hz PWM dimming. The displays of Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro both have excellent HDR capabilities, with a fullscreen brightness of up to 1,200nits and a peak brightness of up to 1,900nits for optimal viewing.
Furthermore, the blue color option of the two models features a new nano-tech material. The specially developed material has a soft, excellent touch and fine texture, and is resistant to photodegradation and peeling even under prolonged sunlight exposure. Xiaomi 13 series also offers IP68 protection.
Runs on Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Xiaomi 13 series features the latest 4nm flagship processors from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform. The new 1+4+3 fusion CPU architecture brings 37% performance improvements while reducing power consumption by 47%. The brand new Adreno GPU brings 42% performance improvements while reducing power consumption by 49%. In typical benchmark workloads, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 achieved almost 2x fps/watt.
Both devices are equipped with the latest LPDDR5X 8533Mbps memory and UFS 4.0 flash storage. UFS 4.0 also includes our File-Based Optimization that keeps fragmentation at bay.
Powered by Leica cameras
Xiaomi 13 series is equipped with Leica professional optics lens and two photographic styles as seen on Xiaomi 12S Ultra, with all-new Leica true color imaging and Leica portrait experience. Each lens is Leica optics-certified. A new 75mm focal length is available for both telephoto and portraits.
Xiaomi 13 Pro's main camera sports a 1“ ultra-large sensor of IMX989 with a 23mm ƒ/1.9 Leica professional optical lens consisting of 8 aspherical lenses, ALD ultra-low reflectance coating, lens edge ink coating, a new cyclic olefin material, and a spin-coated process IR filter to achieve the same optical quality as Xiaomi 12S Ultra. Xiaomi 13's main camera features IMX800 sensor with a 23mm ƒ/1.8 Leica professional optics lens consisting of 7 aspherical lenses, ALD ultra-low reflectance coating and new cyclic olefin material for crystal clear images. Both the devices support HyperOIS.
Xiaomi 13 series features a new Leica 75mm focal length telephoto lens, and the entire camera system covers an optical zoom range of 0.5x - 1x - 3.2x. 75mm is a classic Leica focal length that makes portraits less distorted and highlights subjects. In addition, the Master-lens system of the Xiaomi 13 series offers a 75mm Portrait lens to simulate a very shallow depth of field and unique bokeh effect.
Xiaomi 13 Pro's 75mm telephoto features a floating focus lens design that takes reference from the optical path design of SLR lenses and innovatively divides the six lenses into two groups, the rear three of which have a strong focusing ability and could float inside the lens group when focusing, thus achieving a large focusing range of 10cm to infinity within a limited travel distance, allowing you to shoot not only the original 75mm telephoto and portraits, but also the super close-ups.
Xiaomi Surge Battery Management System
Xiaomi 13 series is equipped with its self-developed Surge charging chip, with Xiaomi Surge battery management system. It claims to offer users a longer service life and refined experience upgrade. Among them, Xiaomi 13 is equipped with 4,500mAh silicon-oxygen anode battery, supports 67W wired charging and 50W wireless charging. Xiaomi 13 Pro is equipped with a 4,820mAh battery and supports 120W wired charging and 50W wireless charging.
Runs on the latest MIUI 14
Xiaomi 13 series comes with the latest MIUI 14. The MIUI 14 claims to significantly optimise the system space occupation and cuts unremovable system applications down to eight. The new software not only makes the operating system smoother by reorganising structural codings and optimizing system resources allocations, but also give access to third-party applications, creating a fluent experience across the entire system. In addition, MIUI 14 also offers new widgets, enhances on-device privacy protection, and provides new features in devices interconnectivity...