This week, Xiaomi was preparing to introduce its newest flagship smartphone line, the Xiaomi 13. However, because of China’s Ex-PM Jiang Zemin’s unexpected passing, the launch has subsequently been postponed. According to a local news outlet, the former leader passed away at the age of 96. Following his passing, Xiaomi announced on Weibo that the debut of Xiaomi 13 will be delayed.
The Xiaomi 13 was scheduled to debut alongside MIUI 14, the Xiaomi Watch S2 smartwatch, and the Buds 4 Pro TWS earbuds, but the company has yet to announce a new launch date. Because Xiaomi acquired exclusive first usage rights with Qualcomm, the cancellation of its launch will also have an impact on subsequent releases, particularly for smartphones using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. The launch of the iQOO 11 series, which was also slated to be revealed in China this week, will also be impacted by Jiang Zemin’s untimely death.
Xiaomi 13 series Specifications
With the Xiaomi 13 series, which includes the standard Xiaomi 13 and the 13 Pro models, Xiaomi is making a significant advancement. The Xiaomi 13 Pro is slated to come with a 6.7-inch 2k LTPO AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, up to 12GB LPDDR5X RAM, and 512GB of UFS4.0 storage have all been confirmed to be present on the phone. The device will have a triple camera configuration on the back, with a 50MP Sony IMX989 1″ sensor as the primary camera, a 50MP ultra-wide angle lens, and a 50MP telephoto sensor. The phone is believed to have an upgraded 32MP selfie camera.
In contrast, the Vanilla Xiaomi 13 model will have a smaller 6.3-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, up to 12GB of RAM, 512GB of internal storage, and a triple camera arrangement on the back with a 50MP Sony IMX800 sensor. Both phones will utilize Xiaomi’s quick charging technology and ship with MIUI 14 preinstalled on top of Android 13.