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Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro Singapore pricing, availability, and promotion details

By Liu Hongzuo - on 3 Mar 2023, 6:58pm

Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro Singapore pricing, availability, and promotion details

Models holding the Xiaomi 13 Pro in Ceramic Black (left) and Ceramic White (right).

We’ve covered the Xiaomi 13 series during its China announcement and at its global MWC 2023 reveal (which included a Xiaomi 13 Lite variant). 

Now, the Xiaomi 13 series – specifically Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro – are finally available in Singapore.


Leica co-engineered camera system: lenses, and imaging UI


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After Leica ditched its ex and got together with Xiaomi instead, the first-ever Leica-partnered Xiaomi phones to appear were the 12S series handsets. Those didn’t come to our shores (officially), making the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro the first Leica-touched handsets to arrive in Singapore.

With Leica’s expertise in optical imaging, the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro get Leica optical lenses and added Leica-like experiences through extra computational and software features. 

Both models get the Leica Vario-Summicron 1:1.9-2.2/14-75 aspherical lens camera system. That means both entire phones’ triple rear camera setup can cover focal lengths of 14-75mm and apertures of f/1.9 to f/2.2 – and it’s not a single lens and camera doing everything on the phone.

Xiaomi 13 Pro.

Xiaomi 13 Pro’s 50MP main camera relies on the Sony IMX989 1-inch type sensor, with 23mm equivalent focal length and f/1.9 aperture, OIS, on top of 4-in-1 pixel binning to bring us 1.6μm pixel size to 3.2μm for better-lit shots. It’s the same sensor used on the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, and the brand claimed that it offers “high dynamic range, superb light-capturing capabilities and fast responses” through it.

If you’re wondering why Xiaomi seems very proud of using Sony IMX989, then look towards the Sony Xperia Pro-I for more clues, which also has a 1-inch type sensor (hint: the sensor is not actually one inch in size, but a historical reference to CRT broadcasting). 

The 50MP telephoto camera uses a 75mm equivalent, f/2.0 lens that relies on floating telephoto techniques to get its range. Its 3P+3P floating lenses have two lens groups: one can move while the other stays fixed. Xiaomi calls this Floating Shift technology, which supports 10cm macro photography. 

The last of the trio is a 50MP ultrawide camera with a 115° field-of-view, bringing 14mm equivalent focal length and f/2.2 aperture. This camera also has AutoFocus with support for 5cm macro photography. 

Xiaomi 13.

Xiaomi 13 uses a 50MP Sony IMX800 sensor for its main camera ( f/1.8, OIS, 1.0μm pixel size, 4-in-1 pixel binning to 2.0μm). It also has a 10MP telephoto camera (75mm equivalent, f/2.0) and 12MP ultra-wide (f/2.2, 120° FOV). They still cover the same equivalent focal range as their Pro counterpart.

Both models offer a 32MP in-display selfie camera, on top of Leica’s “Master Lens System” (35mm Black and White, 50mm Swirly Bokeh, 90mm Soft Focus, 75mm Portrait), on top of two Leica styles (Leica Authentic and Leica Vibrant), more Leica filters, the classic shutter sound, and watermark. 

Xiaomi’s imaging additions consist of ProFocus for motion-tracking, Night Mode on all lenses, digital zoom (30x for Xiaomi 13, 70x for the Pro), 50MP mode for the Pro, and a host of long-existing imaging and videography features. Both are also capable of recording 8K24FPS and 4K60FPS footage. 

That covers most of what photography enthusiasts want to know about Leica’s involvement in Xiaomi’s 2023 flagship handsets.


Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 as well

Qualcomm introduces the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

As a smartphone, both models offer the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, which is slated as a 2023 flagship-grade processor made for Android phones and also the same processor used for Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. Besides expected performance gains in computing and graphics, it’s also responsible for next-generation connectivity features like 5G, Wi-Fi 6 (for our region), Bluetooth 5.3, and more. 

They are also functionally identical, with the latest LPDDR5X RAM on both models and UFS 4.0 storage, on top of Android 13-powered MIUI 14, with dual Dolby Atmos stereo speakers and NFC support.



Xiaomi 13 Pro (left), Xiaomi 13 (right). Image courtesy of Xiaomi Singapore.

Where the Xiaomi 13 Pro and Xiaomi 13 differ are through their size, battery, and charging capabilities.

Xiaomi 13 offers a 4,500mAh battery with 67W wired, 50W wireless, and 10W reverse wireless charging. The bigger Xiaomi 13 Pro has 4,820mAh, on top of 120W wired, 50W wireless, and 10W reverse wireless charging.

The smaller Xiaomi 13 also offers a 6.36-inch Full HD+ resolution (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) AMOLED panel with a maximum 120Hz refresh rate.

Xiaomi 13 Pro’s display instead gets 6.73-inch, QHD+ (3,200 x 1,440 pixels), E6 AMOLED (conferring 1-120Hz refresh rate), and additional SGS Eye Care Display certification for viewing comfort. 

Also, the Pro gets Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the front, while the regular Xiaomi 13 gets Gorilla Glass 5.

Despite their differences, they still both get IP68-rated resistance. 


Singapore pricing, availability, promotions

Image courtesy of Xiaomi Singapore.

Xiaomi 13 series (13 and 13 Pro) are available for pre-orders from 4 to 10 March 2023, via Xiaomi Stores and other partnered retailers. Xiaomi 13 has three colourways (Black, White, Flora Green) while the Xiaomi 13 Pro has Ceramic White and Ceramic Black. Their official prices are:

  • Xiaomi 13: S$1,199 (12GB RAM, 256GB storage)
  • Xiaomi 13 Pro: S$1,599 (12GB RAM, 256GB storage)
  • Xiaomi 13 Pro: S$1,699 (12GB RAM, 512GB storage)

Pre-ordering the Xiaomi 13 nets a free Xiaomi Watch S1 worth S$299, while stocks last. Pre-ordering the Xiaomi 13 Pro gets the same watch on top of a free Redmi Buds 4 Pro worth S$129, while stocks last.

There’s also a Lazada exclusive where Xiaomi 13 buyers get a S$150 off voucher (T&Cs apply), while Xiaomi 13 Pro buyers get a S$200 voucher instead.

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