Xiaomi 13 series launches as true Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 darling

By introducing flagship phones with the most recent flagship Snapdragon SoC and cameras famously embellished with the touch of legacy imaging company Leica, Xiaomi has established itself as a consistent competitor in the Qualcomm stakes. Be that as it may, with the all-new Xiaomi 13 series, it appears to be the producer is restricting its concentration to two gadgets and moving up the renown by setting them in a higher price band.

In addition to the usual glass and metal, buyers will receive a “SKIN” surface made of micro-ceramics, which contribute to the device’s soft feel and ensure that the device’s back will not peel or change color over time. It has an IP68 rating, but this is not a good substitute for using it for a long time to evaluate these claims.

The Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro adhere to standard operating procedures. LPDDR5X RAM and UFS4.0 storage from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset are on offer. The settings on both phones are identical: 8/128, 8/256, 12/256, and 12/512. The 6.36-inch 1080p OLED display on the 13 runs at up to 120 Hz and has the pair’s smaller footprint. The 13 Pro now supports 1440p at 6.73″.

On the 13s, Xiaomi returns to Sony after a brief foray into Samsung sensors: The Honor 70’s 1.49-inch IMX800 sensor is superior to the Xiaomi 13’s 50MP and 8K24 video resolutions, while The massive 1″ IMX989 that was seen on the Xiaomi 12S Ultra this summer is beefed up and carried over to the Xiaomi 13 Pro, resulting in improved performance in low light and comparable outcomes with a 72% increase in the sensor’s sensitivity. Additionally, the Pro has a 50MP sensor for ultrawide (14mm) and telephoto (75mm equivalent) units. The Xiaomi 13 has a 12MP ultrawide camera and a 10MP telephoto camera. The telephoto lenses have standard OIS, while the main sensors have enhanced HyperOIS. There is a 32MP selfie camera on both.