Xiaomi revealed its latest Xiaomi 13T Series smartphones
At the close of the previous year, Xiaomi, in collaboration with Leica, introduced the Xiaomi 13 series, characterized by lens designs borne of their partnership. Following this, in April of the current year, the unveiling of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra took place. Today (9/26), in Germany, Xiaomi’s new 13T series has been revealed, preserving the same Leica-inspired lens design.
The Xiaomi 13T series manifests in two variants: Standard and Pro. Both models are powered by MediaTek Dimensity processors; specifically, the Dimensity 8200-Ultra and the Dimensity 9200+. Both phones boast an AMOLED display panel of 6.67 inches, with a resolution of 2712 x 1220, capable of achieving a peak brightness of 2600 nits and supporting a 144Hz refresh rate. The display is safeguarded by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5, and both versions uphold an IP68 water and dust resistance rating.
The Xiaomi 13T Pro offers memory options of 12GB or 16GB, complemented by storage capacities of either 512GB or 1TB. It houses a 5000mAh battery, compatible with 120W HyperCharge wired fast charging, allowing for a full battery recharge in just 19 minutes. Conversely, the Xiaomi 13T is available with either 8GB or 12GB of memory, coupled with a 256GB storage option, and the same 5000mAh battery, albeit supporting 67W wired fast charging, achieving a full charge in approximately 42 minutes.
Regarding camera capabilities, the Xiaomi 13T is equipped with a 20-megapixel front camera. The primary camera employs a 1/1.28-inch sensor, capturing light at 1.22μm per pixel, and boasts a 50-megapixel wide-angle lens with an f/1.9 aperture and optical stabilization. This is paired with a telephoto lens, also at 50 megapixels, an f/1.9 aperture, suitable for portrait photography with a 50mm equivalent focal length. The ultra-wide lens offers a 15mm equivalent focal length, an f/2.2 aperture, and 12-megapixel specifications.
The camera functionalities remain a testament to the Leica collaboration, incorporating distinctive “Leica Vivid” and “Leica Classic” shooting styles. This integration also revives the Leica master lens simulation shooting style first introduced with the Xiaomi 13 Ultra. This synergy allows for the creation of personalized color palettes in photography and even the option to overlay the iconic Leica red badge watermark.
In terms of aesthetic hues, the device is available in black, green, and blue. Echoing environmental concerns, Xiaomi’s blue variant introduces a plant-derived faux leather design. Operating on MIUI 14, based on Android 13, Xiaomi promises four years of major system version updates and five years of security patch service, inclusive of a one-time complimentary screen replacement in the event of breakage.
Pertaining to the suggested retail price, the Xiaomi 13T starts at 649 euros, while the Xiaomi 13T Pro commences at 799 euros.
At this unveiling, Xiaomi concurrently announced the global release of the Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro. Featuring a 1.43-inch circular AMOLED screen, it operates on the Qualcomm Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 processor and employs the Google Wear OS. Available in Bluetooth and LTE variants, the watch supports a 5ATM water resistance rating. It also boasts all-day heart rate monitoring and can detect over 150 sports activities. The Bluetooth variant promises approximately 65 hours of usage with its 495mAh battery, while the LTE variant offers around 55 hours. The recommended starting price stands at 329 euros.
Furthermore, the event saw the introduction of the Xiaomi Mi Band 8, previously available in the Chinese market, anticipated to retail at 39 euros.