At its spectacular year-end conference, the technology giant Xiaomi revealed the flagship models for 2022 Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro, which will represent the brand during the upcoming year 2023.
In this article, we will introduce the premium model in detail Xiaomi 13 Pro, which, at least in terms of hardware, aspires to be one of the best pieces on the smartphone market.
Premium curved glass, finally water resistance
At first glance it offers Xiaomi 13 Pro a very similar construction with sharp edges and increased water resistance with IP68 certification. However, the opposite is true and the more expensive model impresses with the ceramic processing of the rear wall. The exception is the version in a light blue combination, which offers a back wall made of artificial "skin".
The screen has in this case 6,73", has a slight curvature and a high resolution of up to 3200 x 1440 pixels. It has AMOLED E6 and LTPO technology and a variable refresh rate up to 120 Hz.
There is support for Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HLG technology, DC Dimming technology at 1920 Hz or an ambient sensor for color temperature regulation. The maximum brightness is 1200 rivets (peak reaches up to 1900 nits with HDR content).
Under the hood hides a new powerful eight-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2, which is made with 4 nm technology from TSMC. This processor is also complemented by 8 / 12 GB of LPDDR5X type RAM, as well as 128 / 256 / 512 GB of fast UFS 4.0 internal storage.
On the back there is a protruding camera module with dual LED flash and triple 50 MPx sensors. The primary one is well known 1″ Sony IMX989 camera (f/1.9, 1.6 μm), which also offered the Xiaomi 12S Ultra model.
In addition, it is supplemented with a Leica telephoto lens (Leica Floating Lens) with 3x optical zoom and Hyper OIS technology. The ultra-wide-angle sensor (f/2.2) offers 14 mm with support for macro shots and autofocus.
The equipment includes a set of stereo speakers with support Dolby Atmos a Dolby Head Tracking. The infrared sensor for controlling home electronics will also please you. The battery has a capacity 4820 mAh and is supplemented by its own Xiaomi Surge G1 chip for safe wired charging with high performance 120 W. However, there is also fast 50 W wireless charging and 10 W reverse charging.
Price and availability of the premium flagship smartphone
Xiaomi 13 Pro is starting to be sold exclusively on the Chinese market. It will be available in different colors White, Black, Green (ceramic processing) and Light Blue (faux leather"). These are the selling prices in individual configurations:
- 8 GB RAM + 128 GB for 4999 Chinese yuan (681 €)
- 8 GB RAM + 256 GB for 5399 Chinese yuan (735 €)
- 12 GB RAM + 256 GB for 5799 Chinese yuan (790 €)
- 12 GB RAM + 512 GB for 6299 Chinese yuan (858 €)
Note ed.: This is the Chinese version of the device with sales prices calculated according to the conversion rate. We do not yet have any further information about a possible global version intended for the international market.
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