In December last year, xiaomi released the Xiaomi 13 series of flagship mobile phones in the Chinese market. The Xiaomi 13 series has two models and these devices include the Xiaomi 13 as well as the Xiaomi 13 Pro. A few weeks after the release of this mobile phone, the sales of this device in China is massive. The high acceptance of this device in China is instigating its global launch. This will also serve as compensation for the top-notch Xiaomi 12S that did not launch globally. According to recent reports, it appears that the Xiaomi 13 series is now making its way to the global market. There are reports that the company will officially announce the global version of these devices at MWC 2023.
Xiaomi 13 series gets BIS & NBTC certifications
To further confirm the reports that these devices will launch globally, the Xiaomi 13 Pro has now been certified by India's BIS. This indicates that the launch of this device is imminent in India. India is a very lucrative market for the Chinese brand. Xiaomi has been on top of the Indian mobile phone market for several years consecutively. In addition to the Indian BIS certification, the Xiaomi 13 series (both standard and Pro versions) has been certified by Thailand's NBTC.
The leakster, Mukul Sharma found that the Xiaomi 13 Pro (model Xiaomi 2210132G) has been certified by BIS in India. The device was also spotted on the NBTC certification website, where it was marked alongside its counterpart, the standard Xiaomi 13 (model number 2211133G). Both devices will be 5g phones, as the NBTC certification shows.
Looking at the Chinese version of this device, the Xiaomi 13 Pro comes with a 6.73-inch QHD+ 120Hz refresh rate AMOLED display. The device is powered by the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip coupled with up to 16GB of LPDDR5X memory and up to 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage. In terms of cameras, the Xiaomi 13 Pro comes with a rear 50MP + 50MP + 50MP camera. On the front, there is a 32MP shooter for selfies. Under the hood, the Xiaomi 13 Pro comes with a built-in 4820 mAh battery that supports 120W fast charging. The device is pre-installed to run the MIUI 14 system based on android 13. The specs of the global version and the Chinese version of this series will probably be the same. The only change will just be the language barrier in the MIUI system.
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Xiaomi 13 / 13 Pro hits the market with discount
The launch of the Xiaomi 13 series took place on the evening of December 11th, 2022 at a press conference. The first official sales of these mobile phones started the same day. After the first official sales of the Xiaomi 13 series, its popularity became very obvious. The series sold out swiftly both in the pre-sale and in the direct sales. Last week, at JD.com, the company activated another round of sales due to the high demand for the series. However, this new sale came with a small discount to appreciate users who had to wait and stay in long queues to get this device. Xiaomi offered to give 24 periods of interest-free, plus a free JD.com Plus membership annual card for that sale alone. Although the company is now focusing on the global launch of this device, Chinese users need not worry. The company will probably hold another round of sales in the coming weeks.
In terms of the selling price, the Xiaomi 13 series is quite affordable. The prices for both the standard and Pro models of these mobile phones are as follows
- 8GB + 128GB priced at 3999 yuan ($590)
- 8GB + 256GB priced at 4299 yuan ($634)
- 12GB + 256GB priced at 4599 yuan ($678)
- 12GB + 512GB priced at 4999 yuan ($737)
The Xiaomi 13 standard model comes with the new flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. This mobile phone also uses LPDDR5X memory as well as UFS 4.0 flash memory. The cooling system of this device is top-notch. It comes with a 4642 mm² super large VC liquid cooling system that keeps the temperature of this device in check at all times. There is a 4500 mAh battery that supports 67W wired fast charging, 50W wireless fast charging, and 10W for reverse charging. The battery life of this device is 1.37 days. This mobile phone also supports the Xiaomi Pengpai battery management system.
In terms of camera, Xiaomi 13 comes with “Leica Super Color Image”. Xiaomi and Leica jointly build a colour database, conduct machine learning on millions of photos, and perform colour model layouts for 4,700 scenes one by one. In addition, this device supports IP68 dustproof and waterproof, stereo dual speakers, NFC, infrared, etc.
Xiaomi 13 Pro
- 8GB + 128GB priced at 4999 yuan ($737)
- 8GB + 256GB priced at 5399 yuan ($796)
- 12GB + 256GB priced at 5799 yuan ($855)
- 12GB + 512GB priced at 6299 yuan ($929)
The Xiaomi 13 Pro is also equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, LPDDR5X memory (8533Mbps) and UFS 4.0 flash memory (3.5GB / s), During heavy gaming (Yuan Shen) for 30 minutes, this device retains its original quality with an average frame rate of 59.9fps.
In terms of camera, the Xiaomi 13 Pro is equipped with three Leica professional lenses, including a 1-inch 50MP Sony IMX 989 main camera, a 50MP ultra-wide-angle and a 50MP telephoto, of which the 75mm telephoto uses a 3P + 3P floating lens module. This supports 3.2 times optical zoom, 70x hybrid zoom, and can focus from 10cm near to infinity far away.
The Xiaomi 13 Pro series also supports 5G dual-card dual-pass incoming calls without interruption, improved WiFi experience, Xiaomi's largest X-axis motor, and IP68 dustproof and waterproof. The order supports 24 periods of interest-free in China, which is equivalent to only 166.6 yuan ($25) per month.