The Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit will be held on November 14-16. Immediately after the event, many major smartphone makers will introduce their new flagship phones based on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 platform. Xiaomi and VIVO/iQOO are considered the first brands to debut this chip. As for the former, it will host a new product launch conference on November 22. At the event, the Chinese Apple will take wraps off the Xiaomi Mi 13 series. However, today, we learned that the series would retain the Xiaomi mi 13X model. Thus, there will be at least three models – the standard edition, the Pro variant, and the X model. And we are not talking about the Ultra model that should come later.
Here are high-res renders of the standard and Pro versions.
Xiaomi Mi 13 series
However, we should consider that the Xiaomi Mi 13X will be a mid-range handset. Thus, it wouldn’t come with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. Likely, this handset will be powered by the current Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 flagship platform.
At the same time, the Xiaomi Mi 13 X and Xiaomi Mi 13 are positioned as small-screen flagships. They will adopt a right-angle frame and a straight-screen design. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi 13 Pro has a quad-curved middle frame.
Generally, the device’s selling point wouldn’t be the new chip only. Like the Xiaomi Mi 12S Ultra, the Xiaomi Mi 13 Pro will sport a 1-inch outsole lens, the Sony IMX989. Of course, it will also run the upcoming MIUI 14 system. In the coming days, we will learn about more highlights. But the most noteworthy thing is that our protagonist will be launched before the end of the year and become the first phone with this chip onboard.
In terms of price, the Xiaomi Mi 13 X should cost around 2,000 yuan ($278), the Mi 13 starts at 3,999 yuan ($556), and the Xiaomi 13 Pro starts at 4,699 yuan ($654).