New Xiaomi range packed with Leica lens tech

Staff Reporter
February 26, 2023

Revamped lenses and sensors claimed to offer DSLR image quality

Xiaomi has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone line-up – Xiaomi 13 Series – to its international markets.

A tie-in with Leica gives the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro ‘professional optical lenses’. The devices are powered by the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and Xiaomi’s own Surge battery management system.

The Xiaomi 13 Lite also has a triple camera setup featuring Leica optical lenses while the Xiaomi 13 Pro features the Leica Vario-Summicron system of a 23mm wide-angle lens, a 75mm telephoto lens, and a 14mm ultra-wide-angle camera.

Xiaomi says the IMX989 sensor is the largest sensor ever on a smartphone delivering DSLR-level internal focusing technology, The Xiaomi 13 has an optical zoom range of 0.6x to 3.2x and has a 75mm telephoto lens.

Xiaomi 13 Pro supports RAW DNG Camera and Adobe Colour Profiles created by Adobe.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is up to 49 per cent faster than the previous generation. Power efficiency up by 37 per cent.

The Xiaomi 13 has a 6.36-inch AMOLED display. Xiaomi 13 Pro features a 3D-curved ceramic body and a larger 6.73-inch with 1,200 nits full-screen brightness and 1,900 nits peak brightness. Both devices offer IP685 dust and water resistance.

Notably, Xiaomi 13 Pro and Xiaomi 13 will offer five years of Google security patch updates. Users also get one out-of-warranty repair without labour cost within a year after purchase.

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