Xiaomi 13, Xiaomi 13 Pro, Xiaomi 13 Lite launched before MWC 2023: Details

Xiaomi 13, Xiaomi 13 Pro, Xiaomi 13 Lite launched before MWC 2023: Details

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The Xiaomi 13 series had a global launch today, February 26, a day before the start of MWC 2023. The Chinese manufacturer’s smartphone series featured three models: the vanilla Xiaomi 13, the Xiaomi 13 Pro and the Xiaomi 13 Lite. The smartphone series announced its launch in China in December 2022, however, it only included two variants. While the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro are powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, the Lite version of the series features a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC.

Xiaomi 13, Xiaomi 13 Pro, Xiaomi 13 Lite price, availability

Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has announced the launch of the Xiaomi 13 series in Barcelona. The base storage variant has a starting price of EUR 999 (around Rs. 87,600), while the Xiaomi 13 Pro is priced at EUR 1,299 (around Rs. 1,13,900). On the other hand, Xiaomi 13 Lite costs EUR 499 (around Rs. 43,800).


The global variant of the Xiaomi 13 Pro will debut in two color options – Ceramic Black and White. On the other end, the base model will come in black, green, and white color variants. The Xiaomi 13 Lite makes its way in black, blue, and pink color options.

Specifications Xiaomi 13 Pro

The high-end variant of the Xiaomi 13 series – the Xiaomi 13 Pro – is powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC and comes equipped with a 4,820mAh battery that supports both wired and wireless charging. The smartphone boasts 120W wired charging support, along with 50W wireless charging support.

For optics, the Xiaomi 13 Pro sports a Leica-branded triple camera on the back, which houses a 50-megapixel Sony IMX989 main sensor, a 50-megapixel floating telephoto lens and a 50-megapixel wide-angle sensor. Meanwhile, the 32-megapixel front snapper is placed at the top center of the screen.

With Dual SIM (Nano-SIM) support, the Xiaomi 13 Pro runs on MIUI 14. It has a 6.73-inch (1440 x 3200 pixel) 2K OLED display that supports Dolby Vision and HDR10+. The Xiaomi 13 Pro pairs up to 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM, with up to 512GB of UFS 4.0 onboard storage.

Meanwhile, the Xiaomi 13 Pro’s connectivity options include 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.3, NFC, GPS, and a USB Type-C port, among others.

Specifications Xiaomi 13

The smartphone series also gets a vanilla variant, which gets similar software and hardware features as the Xiaomi 13 Pro. The Xiaomi 13 sports a 6.36-inch OLED display (1080 x 2400 pixels) with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz and 1900 nits of peak brightness. The Xiaomi 13 is also powered by a 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, coupled with up to 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM with up to 512GB of UFS 4.0 onboard storage.

The vanilla variant differs from the high-end module in terms of battery and optics. The Xiaomi 13 is backed by a 4,500mAh battery with support for 67W wired charging and 50W wireless charging. For optics, it also gets a Leica-branded camera. However, the rear triple camera setup contains a 50-megapixel primary sensor, a 10-megapixel secondary sensor, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor.

Specifications Xiaomi 13 Lite

The smartphone, which was not launched in China with the Xiaomi 13 series, is a rebadged version of the Xiaomi Civi 2. The smartphone is running Android 12 out of the box with the MIUI 13 skin. The smartphone is powered by an SoC Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 coupled with 8 GB of RAM.

Xiaomi 13 Lite gets a 6.55-inch Full HD+ AMOLED panel with 120Hz screen refresh rate. Similar to the other two Xiaomi 13 variants, this smartphone also features a triple camera on the back . Along with a 50-megapixel main camera, the other two sensors include an 8-megapixel camera and a 2-megapixel camera. However, the company is focusing on selfie shots with this smartphone, which gets two selfie camera sensors in a pill-shaped notch, where both sensors are 32-megapixel cameras.

It will be backed by a 4,500 mAh battery with Xiaomi 67W TurboCharge technology.

After facing headwinds in India last year, Xiaomi is ready to take on the competition in 2023. What are the company’s plans for its broad product portfolio and Make in India commitment in the country? We discuss this and more on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, and wherever you get your podcasts.
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