Hong Kong, CHINA – January 25, 2023 – Xiaomi unveiled its latest high-end smartphone pair, the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro, in December. However, that unveiling was only for the Chinese market, and we are still waiting for these two to be introduced to global markets. That could happen sooner rather than later, now that global models of these phones are being certified in countries other than China.
While the global variant of Xiaomi 13 Pro has been spotted both in the database of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), as well as the Thai NBTC. India is the second largest market of Xiaomi, so it’s a no-brainer for them to be the first country to release it. While Thailand is geographically near Vietnam’s manufacturing hub. The model number for this phone is 2210132G. The Xiaomi 13 was also certified by NBTC, bearing the model number 2211133G. In both cases, that final “G” stands for “global”, in case you were wondering.
According to these certifications, it appears that the standard Xiaomi 13 will not be released in India, at least not alongside its Pro sibling. That’s an unusual strategy on Xiaomi’s part, but this is obviously just speculation for the time being; let’s wait for some official information before making assumptions.
Here are the specifications of the two devices if they turn out to be identical to their Chinese-market siblings. The Xiaomi 13 has a 6.36-inch 1080×2400 120Hz OLED screen, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, 8GB/12GB of RAM, 128GB/256GB/512GB of storage, a triple rear camera system (50 MP main with OIS, 12 MP ultrawide, 10 MP 3.2x optical zoom), a 32 MP selfie snapper, and a 4,500mAh battery with support for 67W wired charging, 50W wireless charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging.
Lastly, the Xiaomi 13 Pro version mirrors the specs, but thas a larger screen display – a 6.73-inch 1440P display, a 4,820mAh battery with 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge, and a very distinct camera setup: 50MP OIS main snapper, 50MP ultrawide paired with autofocus for macros snapper, and 50MP 3.2x optical zoom lens.