Xiaomi Redmi Note 13R debuts with design tweaks, largely unchanged internals

Yordan, 17 May 2024

Xiaomi is a company that is not ashamed to relaunch the same phone over and over again, every time with a new name.

Say hello to the Redmi Note 13R, an affordable midranger that is practically indistinguishable from the Redmi Note 12R. Only hardcore smartphone fans with eye for detail will notice the camera lenses and LED flash have an altered design.

Xiaomi silently launches Redmi Note 13R

The phone has a Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 chipset and a 6.79” LCD. The screen supports a 120 Hz refresh rate, and comes with Full HD+ resolution.

The back has 50 MP main and 2 MP macro cameras, while the selfie shooter has an 8 MP sensor. That's the only functional difference actually as the predecessor has a 5 MP sensor for the front-facing camera.

Xiaomi silently launches Redmi Note 13R

The battery of Redmi Note 13R is 5,030 mAh and comes with 33W charging support.

Xiaomi silently launches Redmi Note 13R

Xiaomi is selling this phone with HyperOS straight out of the retail box. Color options are Blue, Silver, or Black, and there are five different memory combos.

The cheapest 6/128 GB version is CNY1,399 ($195/€180), while the most expensive 12/512 GB variant is CNY2,199 ($305/€280). The Xiaomi Redmi Note 13R is currently available only in China.

Source (in Chinese)


Reader comments

Xiaomi had the largest custom development user base. Dropping bootloader unlock support was a really bad decision. Most people buy a xiaomi only because it provides really good hardware (at least on-paper) for the quoted price. Many of them switch fr...

Redmi Note 13R=Redmi 13 5G 😂😂😂

Yet I can easily bet you won't be able to keep this phone for as long as Fairphone.

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