Fresh from a global unveiling at MWC 2023, the Xiaomi 13 series is official in the Philippines. Here’s some good news: compared to its European pricing, the Xiaomi 13 series has a significantly lower price tag in the Philippines, making them competitive flagship phones for 2023 at under Php 60k.
For a quick refresher, both the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro are powered by the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processors and feature Leica-branded optics, premium aluminum and glass builds, and an IP68 rating–the latter being a first for a Xiaomi flagship device. Both models coming to the Philippines have 12GB LPDDR5X RAM and 256GB UFS 4.0 internal storage.
The Xiaomi 13 has a compact 6.36-inch Full HD+ OLED display that has a 120hz adaptive refresh rate and a high 1900nits maximum brightness. It has a significantly better rear camera setup than its predecessor that consists of a 50-megapixel main camera with OIS, a 10-megapixel telephoto camera with 3.2x optical zoom and OIS, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera.
The Xiaomi 13 packs a 4500mAh battery that supports 67w wired charging and 50w wireless charging.
The bigger Xiaomi 13 Pro remains the same 6.73-inch LTPO curved AMOLED display that has a 120hz adaptive refresh rate and a 1440p resolution.
You still get a triple 50-megapixel setup for the rear cameras like its predecessor, though the main camera uses a huge 1-inch IMX989 sensor, the telephoto camera has 3x optical zoom, and the ultra-wide camera now has autofocus. The battery on the Xiaomi 13 Pro is at 4820mAh, and you get 120w wired charging and 50w wireless charging.
The Xiaomi 13 has an official price of Php 44,999 in the Philippines, while the Xiaomi 13 Pro is priced at Php 59,999. Those who will pre-order from March 3-10 get the Watch S1 Active with their purchase.