While the top-end Redmi Note 13 Pro+ is exciting with its stacked set of features and a hype AAPE collab, the Note 13 Pro is just as exciting. Compared to its predecessor, the Note 13 Pro gets a lot of upgrades across the board that should bring the Redmi Note series back on track as the mid-range phone to beat.
The main highlight of the Note 13 Pro is its use of a Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 processor, which should promise a significant performance upgrade over the Snapdragon 695 and bring back 4K video recording as well. Like the Pro+, the Note 13 Pro also has a 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP3 main camera–but drops OIS. It’s also accompanied by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, 2-megapixel macro camera, and 16-megapixel selfie camera.
The display is roughly the same as its predecessor at 6.67 inches, but Xiaomi managed to trim out the bezels further on the Note 13 Pro–along with giving the display a 1.5k resolution and an in-display fingerprint scanner to make it more premium than its predecessor. The battery is a smidge larger at 5100mAh and supports 67w charging.
The pricing of the Redmi Note 13 Pro in China is very interesting–and it might be the most affordable phone with a 200-megapixel camera. It starts at CNY 1,499(~Php 12k) for the 8GB/128GB variant, and goes all the way to CNY 2,099(~Php 17k) for the top-end 16GB/512GB variant.