Xiaomi has announced the launch of its latest flagship smartphone lineup, the Xiaomi 13 Series, in international markets. The company has collaborated with Leica to offer users an authentic Leica experience with professional optical lenses, computational and software capabilities. The series includes two dual flagship models, Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro, and a more affordable model, Xiaomi 13 Lite, which delivers excellent portrait imaging and extended photography options. The Xiaomi 13 Series is powered by Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 and Xiaomi’s own Surge battery management system, ensuring powerful performances and long battery life.
The Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro offer a pro-grade smartphone photography experience, co-engineered with Leica, with every aspect of the camera system created in collaboration with the brand. The devices are equipped with a triple camera setup featuring Leica optical lenses. Xiaomi 13 Pro boasts a 23mm wide-angle main camera with an ultra-large 1-inch IMX989 sensor, a 75mm floating telephoto camera, and a 14mm ultra-wide angle camera, while the Xiaomi 13 has an optical zoom range of 0.6x to 3.2x and a 75mm telephoto lens. The devices also offer a wide range of detailed camera setting options, with the master-lens system providing great focal length and depth of field for capturing perfect portraits. Users can also select two distinct photographic styles – Leica Authentic Look and Leica Vibrant Look – offering aesthetic possibilities with images maintaining accuracy and moderate saturation.
The Xiaomi Imaging Engine in the Xiaomi 13 Pro and Xiaomi 13 features the strongest computational photography capabilities among all Xiaomi flagships. With its enhanced photo-capturing speeds and the ability to automatically focus on certain subjects in motion with Xiaomi ProFocus, the devices elevate the overall camera experience. They also allow manual adjustment of shooting parameters in pro-mode, with Xiaomi 13 Pro supporting 10-Bit RAW DNG Camera and Color Profiles created by Adobe, leaving professionals greater post-editing room on Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. The devices also excel at shooting video, allowing users to “Create in Dolby Vision®” with vivid colors, sharp contrast ratios, and rich details, capture 4K Ultra Night Videos, and offer HyperOIS video stabilization for capturing exceptional video quality.
The Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro are powered by Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 mobile platform, with enhanced graphics processing and power efficiency improvements compared to the previous generation. This powerful performance guarantees ease and speed when handling tasks like computational photography, real-time AI and gaming, while prolonging daily battery life. The devices also offer Wi-Fi 7 support with Qualcomm FastConnect 7800 Mobile Connectivity System. The Xiaomi 13 Pro’s featured High Band Simultaneous (HBS) Multi-Link technology allows for multiple and simultaneous 5GHz and 6GHz connections, capable of realizing ultra-high speeds of up to 5.8 Gbps, along with reduced latency and great network capability. Xiaomi 13, on the other hand, features Dual Band Simultaneous (DBS) Multi-Link operation, realizing network speeds of up to 3.6Gbps. The devices are equipped with Xiaomi Surge battery management system, utilizing Xiaomi’s self-developed Surge charging chip for longer service life and an upgraded experience.
Steve McCurry, a world-renowned photographer and Leica ambassador, expressed his excitement for the Xiaomi 13 Series’ international debut, stating that the devices are a “real game changer.” With the Xiaomi 13 Series, Xiaomi has delivered a powerful and impressive smartphone lineup that offers an authentic Leica experience, exceptional photography and videography capabilities, and outstanding performance and reliability.