Xiaomi 13T arrives with triple Leica cameras, 13T Pro adds 120W charging
The Xiaomi 13T series was announced today at an event in the German capital Berlin. The 13T and 13T Pro smartphones are quite similar to their China-only cousin Redmi K60 Ultra but come with improved camera hardware, and IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, which is a first for the T series.
The phone comes with a 4nm Dimensity 8200-Ultra chipset, which is essentially a Dimensity 8200 platform by Mediatek with some tweaks developed in partnership with Xiaomi. It's paired with LPDDR5 RAM, either 8 GB or 12 GB, and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
The Xiaomi 13T is built around a 6.67” OLED display with 144 Hz refresh rate, Full HD+ resolution, and over 2,600 nits peak brightness.
The main camera on the 13T has a 50 MP sensor of 1/1.28” type size with 1.22 μm individual pixels. It has OIS and an f/1.9 aperture in front.
The "portrait" telephoto camera matches the 50 MP sensor resolution and f/1.9 aperture, but has a 50mm equivalent lens. The third cam is a 12 MP ultrawide shooter with 15mm equivalent f/2.2 lens.
You get a choice between the Leica Authentic Look which aims for realistic color reproduction and the Leica Vibrant Look for some extra pop in your shots. The Custom photographic styles from the 13 Ultra are also available in the Pro mode here.
The 20 MP selfie camera is mounted inside a punch hole and lacks autofocus.
The 5,000 mAh battery supports 67W wired charging, which is a downgrade from the 12T’s 120W rate. It promises to take just 42 minutes to go from 0 to 100%.
Xiaomi 13T comes in three colors - Meadow Green and Black have a glass panel on the back, while Alpine Blue has a BioComfort vegan leather finish. Prices start from €650 for the 8/256 GB version.
Xiaomi 13T Pro
The Xiaomi 13T Pro has the same 6.67” OLED panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate as the vanilla version, but moves to the more powerful Dimensity 9200+ chipset.
The triple 50 MP + 50 MP + 12 MP Leica cameras, 20 MP selfie camera and the 5,000 mAh battery are common for the two new phones.
The RAM is 12 GB or 16 GB, and here it is the faster LPDDR5X kind, while storage is UFS 4.0 in three options - 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB.
Another major difference is the charging speed - the 13T Pro does 120W HyperCharge, which means 19 minutes is all the phone needs to fill the battery from nil to 100%.
Both the 13T and 13T Pro have dual speakers and support for Dolby Atmos Audio. They boot Android 13 with MIUI 14 on top.
The 13T Pro is offered in the same Green, Black, and Vegan Leather Blue colors. Starting price is €800, but here the base trim is 12/256 GB.
- 28 Sep 2023
Headphone jack is not going anywhere - there's no better, industry-standard widely-used alternative. Consumer choice is the one becoming obsolete. People no longer get to choose the features they want. They get to either buy whatever garbage is ...
- 28 Sep 2023
Software bugs are everywhere with every brand. And low quality had Mi 11 lite 5G so i know it was a perfect phone. Xiaomi gives 100 worth of accesories in box unlike other brands. What makes it worse than Samsung??? This cmes with 3 leica ca...
- 28 Sep 2023
I doubt you'll be able to buy the 13T Pro under 1000$ outside China which is crazy money for a Chinese phone with dubious software and limited support...