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Xiaomi 13 Series, Featuring Cameras Co-Engineered With Leica, Launches in Malaysia

Updated: Mar 3, 2023

Xiaomi today launched its latest flagship series, the Xiaomi 13, featuring imaging technologies it co-engineered with German camera specialist Leica.

"Our latest premium flagship series is a real game-changer for the mobile photography world," touted Nicolas Shi, Country Manager for Xiaomi Malaysia and Singapore. "The new camera system by Xiaomi co-engineered with Leica has truly elevated the photography experience to our users."

Both the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro come equipped with triple-rear systems. The 13 Pro has a Leica Vario-Summicron 1:19-2.2/14-75 ASPH system that boasts focal lengths that range from 14mm to 75mm and consists of a 23mm wide-angle main camera with a 1-inch IMX989 sensor, a 75mm telephoto camera and a 14mm ultra-wide angle camera. The IMX989 sensor allows users to capture more light and higher dynamic ranges to produce more vivid and colourful photos, while the 75mm telephoto lens uses a floating design to accommodate a focal range from 10cm to infinity. The Xiaomi 13, meanwhile, has an optical zoom range of 0.6x to 3.2x and similarly includes a 75mm telephoto lens.

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The two flagships' camera systems also feature what Xiaomi dubbed the master-lens system, a software feature that enhances focal length and depth of field. What's more, the company's partnership with Leica has made way for the inclusion of Leica Authentic Look and Leica Vibrant Look, bringing new aesthetic possibilities for photos. Other fun software features include Leica Filters, the Leica watermark and the Leica classic shutter sound.

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"The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform is intelligently engineered with groundbreaking AI across the board to enable truly extraordinary experiences," said ST Liew, Vice President, Qualcomm Taiwan and SEA. "This AI marvel embedded within the Xiaomi 13 series delivers accelerated performance, unparalleled connectivity, champion-level gameplay, ingenious capture and more."

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Apart from the cameras, the Xiaomi 13 series features top-of-the-line performance with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile chipset. It additionally includes Wi-Fi 7 support with the Qualcomm FastConnect 7800 Mobile Connectivity System. The 13 Pro also has High Band Simultaneous (HBS) Multi-Link technology, which lets it connect to 5GHz and 6GHz bands at the same time, and is capable of speeds of up to 5.8Gbps. The 13, on the other hand, features Dual Band Simultaneous (DBS) Multi-Link operation and is capable of network speeds of up to 3.6Gbps.

Battery-wise, the base model ships with a 4,500mAh pack that supports 67W wired turbo-charging and 50W wireless turbo-charging. Meanwhile, the 13 Pro ships with an even larger 4,820mAh battery that supports 120W HyperCharge, capable of charging to 100% in just 19 minutes.

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For display, the 13 sports a 6.36-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel, while the 13 Pro sports a 6.73-inch 120Hz WQHD+ AMOLED panel with 1,200 nits full-screen brightness and 1,900 nits peak brightness.

The two flagships also offer premium services, including the promise of three generations of Android system updates and five years of security updates. They'll also come with six months of free trial for both Google One cloud storage of up to 2TB and six months of YouTube Premium.

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The Xiaomi 13, priced at RM3,499 or S$1,199, will be available in three colours – Black, White and Flora Green – with only a single storage variant of 12GB+256GB. Whereas, the Xiaomi 13 Pro comes in two colours – Ceramic Black and Ceramic White – and two storage variants, 12GB+256GB, priced at RM4,599 or S$1,599, and a limited edition variant of 12GB+512GB, priced at RM5,999 or S$1,699. The series hits stores in Malaysia starting 8 March, with pre-orders available from today to 7 March and 4 to 10 March in Singapore.

  • Xiaomi has launched its latest flagship series, the Xiaomi 13, featuring imaging technologies it co-engineered with German camera specialist Leica.

  • The series, which consists of the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro, features top-of-the-line performance combined with a premium photography experience.

  • The Xiaomi 13, priced at RM3,499, and the 13 Pro, with a starting price of RM4,599, will be available in Malaysia starting 8 March and in Singapore from 11 March.

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