Xiaomi 13 Series Making their Global Debut

Xiaomi unveiled its latest flagship smartphone lineup – Xiaomi 13 Series – to its international markets at a product launch event in Barcelona, Spain. Through in-depth product collaborations between Xiaomi and Leica, as part of the Strategic Partnership in Imaging Technology, Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro aim to offer a brand-new smartphone photography experience to its international users. The high-anticipated dual flagship models are proudly co-engineered with Leica and offer professional optical lenses and a host of advanced computational and software capabilities to complete an authentic Leica experience. Other premium features include the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and Xiaomi’s Surge battery management system, ensuring powerful performances on all fronts.

“I am truly impressed with the Xiaomi 13 Series – it’s a real game changer for me,” said Steve McCurry, a world-renowned photographer featured in the International Photography Hall of Fame, the first recipient of the Leica Hall of Fame Award, and a Leica ambassador, as he expressed his excitement to Xiaomi 13 Series’ international debut.

Every aspect of Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro’s camera system, from hardware and image quality to UI/UX design, has been created in collaboration with Leica to deliver a pro-grade smartphone photography experience. Both smartphones are kitted with a triple camera setup featuring Leica optical lenses.

The Leica Vario-Summicron 1.19-2.2/14-75 ASPH camera system on Xiaomi 13 Pro covers focal lengths from 14mm to 75mm and consists of a 23mm wide-angle main camera with an ultra-large 1-inch IMX989 sensor, a 75mm floating telephoto camera, as well as a 14mm ultra-wide angle camera. First seen on Xiaomi 12S Ultra, the IMX989 sensor is the largest sensor ever incorporated into a smartphone. With a high dynamic range, superb light-capturing capabilities, and fast responses, the large sensor ensures colorful images with distinct contrast and defined textures that reveal every fine detail. Adopting a DSLR-level internal focusing technology, the smartphone’s new 75mm telephoto lens utilizes a floating lens design to achieve a focal range from 10cm to infinity – perfect for framing stunning portraits and beautiful close-ups.

Meanwhile, Xiaomi 13 has an optical zoom range of 0.6x to 3.2x and also features a 75mm telephoto lens. Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro offer a wide range of detailed camera settings to thrill shutterbugs and professional photographers. The master-lens system, a software feature, provides 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 offering moderate saturation. With an appealing and easy-to-use UI, more fun features include Leica Filters, Leica watermark, and the Leica classic shutter sound.

Both Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro feature an all-new minimalistic design language highlighting their powerful technological capabilities.

Available in classic and captivating colors, Black, White, and Flora Green, Xiaomi 13 adopts a stylish flat screen design with flat edges and a 2.5D curved back design. Both attractive and comfortable to hold, Xiaomi 13 features an incredible screen-to-body ratio of 93.3% and 1.61mm ultra-thin bezels and chin, which delivers an incredible viewing experience, especially for a device this size. Equipped with a large 6.36″ FHD+ AMOLED display, Xiaomi 13 ensures content is displayed in top-notch color accuracy and brightness with the E6 AMOLED material at lower power consumption.

Xiaomi 13 Pro, on the other hand, features a 3D-curved ceramic body for a uniform look that transitions smoothly, especially into the camera mode. It comes in two colors, Ceramic White and Ceramic Black, and is also pleasant to hold. Sporting a 120Hz WQHD+ AMOLED display, this larger 6.73″ screen is a true marvel. Thanks to the same E6 material, it can achieve 1,200 nits full-screen brightness and 1,900 nits peak brightness and accurate colors with its TrueColor display. With Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Atmos support, the device delivers a truly immersive audiovisual experience.

Both devices offer IP68 dust and water resistance, ensuring optimal protection and peace of mind.

The 13 Pro will be available with 256GB and 512GB storage variants. It will be available in Europe and Asia from March 8, starting at €1,200. The Xiaomi 13, with a starting price of €999, and the Xiaomi 13 Lite with a starting price of €499.

More info on Xiaomi’s website.

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