Following months of leaks and rumors, Xiaomi will finally announce the long-awaited follow-up to its flagship series on December 1 in China. The company will also unveil its latest MIUI 14 Android overlay on the same date, alongside the Xiaomi Buds 4 TWS earbuds.
(Update, December 11: The Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro are official!)
The Xiaomi 13 lineup will include the vanilla Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro based on the promotional teasers we’ve seen so far, which feature two smartphones — one sporting a curved screen and another with a flat panel.
Those hoping for the debut of the top-of-the-line Xiaomi 13S Ultra, the rumored sequel to the Xiaomi 12S Ultra with Leica optics and a massive 1-inch image sensor, will probably have to wait until next year.
Xiaomi has confirmed that the regular variant will get a flat OLED panel, while rumors suggest a next-gen flagship with equally proportioned bezels similar to the latest iPhone models. The Xiaomi 13 Pro, on the other hand, packs a curved display — likely of the OLED variety, too. The two are have an IP68 resistance rating.
Around the edges, both devices seem to have a glossy aluminum frame for added durability and flair. Both will also come equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, just like the recently launched Vivo X90 Pro Plus.
In terms of imaging hardware, at least one Xiaomi 13 variant will get a Leica-branded rear camera as well, continuing the brand’s partnership with the iconic German camera company.
It was earlier reported that the Xiaomi 13 will sport a 6.2-inch screen with a 1440p resolution. Its rear-facing camera system could be powered by a 50-megapixel Sony IMX 8-series sensor. The latest leaks also suggest 120-watt fast charging on both models.
The Xiaomi 13 Pro, meanwhile, has been tipped to feature a 6.7-inch E6 LTPO display from Samsung with a 1440p resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. Around the back, the device could have a 50-megapixel Sony IMX 989 1-inch sensor and a 4,800mAh battery.
For selfies and video chat, both smartphones will reportedly feature a 32-megapixel camera.
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