Singapore, 3rd March 2023

Xiaomi launched its latest flagship smartphone lineup, the Xiaomi series 13 and 13 Pro at the trendy Riviera restaurant at One Fullerton. Amid the fine dine and wine, we get to try out the latest Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro smart phone with Leica camera!

Powered by the leading Snapdragon®️ 8 Gen 2 mobile platform, with enhanced graphics processing for better performance and power efficiency to handle tasks like computational photography, real-time AI and gaming, while prolonging the daily battery life. The Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro are well equipped to multi task for work, play and professional photography.

The devices offer Wi-Fi 7 support with Qualcomm® FastConnectTM 7800 Mobile Connectivity System. Xiaomi 13 Pro’s featured High Band Simultaneous (HBS) Multi-Link technology allows for multiple and simultaneous 5GHz and 6GHz connections, and is 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, and is capable of realizing network speeds of up to 3.6Gbps.

Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro are equipped with Xiaomi Surge battery management system that utilizes Xiaomi’s self-developed Surge charging chip for a longer service life and upgraded experience. Equipped with a 4,500mAh battery, with the highest energy density under the same power, Xiaomi 13 will easily last through the day. It also supports 67W wired turbo charging and 50W wireless turbo charging. Meanwhile, Xiaomi 13 Pro boasts an even larger 4,820mAh battery with 120W HyperCharge, capable of charging to 100% in just 19 minutes.

Leica Camera.

Co-engineered with Leica, the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro are equipped with the latest Leica camera system with triple camera setup. It is simply breath taking and definitely a front contender in the top tier smartphone camera segment.

Gorgeous Xiaomi ambassadors with their 13 Pro smartphones
Trying out the dual front and back camera video function

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 comprises 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 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.

By 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.

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Close up using Xiaomi 13 Pro

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 setting options to thrill both 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.

With Xiaomi Imaging Engine, Xiaomi 13 Pro and Xiaomi 13 feature the strongest computational photography capabilities among all Xiaomi flagships. Not only its photo-capturing speeds are enhanced, but also allowing the devices to automatically focus on certain subjects in motion with Xiaomi ProFocus, further elevating the overall camera experience.

Offering great image optimization, both smartphones allow manual adjustment of shooting parameters in pro-mode. Xiaomi 13 Pro supports 10-Bit RAW DNG Camera and Color Profiles created by Adobe, leaving professionals greater post-editing room on Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom.

Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro also excel at shooting video. An exceptional tool for pro-level videographers, both devices allow 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 in exceptional video quality.


Available in classic and captivating colors of 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 are 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 is capable of achieving 1,200 nits full-screen brightness and 1,900 nits peak brightness, as well as displaying accurate colors with its TrueColor display. With Dolby Vision®, HDR10+, HDR10, HLG, as well as 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.

Pricing and Availability

Xiaomi 13 Series is available for pre-orders in Singapore from 4 – 10 March 2023  via Xiaomi Stores and partner stores, so head on over to a store near you to place your pre-orders.

Xiaomi 13 Pro comes in two colors: Ceramic Black, Ceramic White, with 2 storage variants.

12GB+256GB – priced at SGD1,599

12GB+512GB – priced at SGD1,699

Xiaomi 13 comes in three colors: Black, White, Flora Green.

12GB+256GB – priced at SGD1,199

Pre-Order Promotions (from 4 – 10 March 2023 only):

Pre-Order Promotions
Xiaomi 13 (12GB+256GB)Retail: Free Xiaomi Watch S1 worth SGD299
Lazada Exclusive: Receive $150 OFF voucher, while stocks last. Terms and conditions apply.
Xiaomi 13 Pro (12GB+256GB)

Xiaomi 13 Pro (12GB+512GB)
Retail: Free Xiaomi Watch S1 worth SGD299 and Redmi Buds 4 Pro worth SGD 129
Lazada Exclusive: Receive $200 OFF voucher, while stocks last. Terms and conditions apply. 

Xiaomi 13 Pro and Xiaomi 13 will offer 3 generations of Android system updates, along with 5 years of security patch updates. Users of the two devices are also entitled to experience 6 months of free trial for both Google One cloud storage of up to 2TB, which brings expanded storage space for memories taken with the pro-grade camera system, and up to 3 months of YouTube Premium with ad-free access to YouTube and YouTube Music app. Furthermore, thanks to Android’s digital car key feature support, Xiaomi 13 Pro and Xiaomi 13 will let users share their digital car keys with loved ones to unlock, lock, and start their cars.

In addition, both Xiaomi 13 Pro and Xiaomi 13 users will get 1 out-of-warranty repair without labor cost within the first 12 months after purchase. To further improve the overall after-sales experience, Xiaomi now offers International Warranty Service in over 40 markets worldwide. Users of Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphones that meet the device’s warranty conditions can enjoy the warranty service globally at any designated Xiaomi authorized service provider. Visit for more details.

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