Xiaomi 13T series officially launched: it brings improved versions of the phone compared to the Redmi K60 Ultra “cousin” in China
September 26, 2023

Xiaomi 13T series officially launched: it brings improved versions of the phone compared to the Redmi K60 Ultra “cousin” in China

After numerous rumors about the launch date and potential specifications, the Xiaomi 13T series was finally and officially announced today at the presentation of the phone in Berlin. The series currently contains two phones: Xiaomi 13T and Xiaomi 13T Pro and both devices are quite similar to their “cousin” in China – the Redmi K60 Ultra phone. Earlier rumors suggested that Xiaomi would release this Chinese phone in the global market with slightly modified features and a different name, which turned out to be true.

The Xiaomi 13T phones, though similar to the Chinese model, come with improved camera hardware and IP68 certifications for water and dust resistance. Most of the specifications that have appeared unofficially on the Internet in the past generally follow the specifications that have been published today.

What does the basic Xiaomi 13T model bring?

This model arrives with a 4 nm MediaTek Dimensity 8200-Ultra chipset that has LPDDR5 RAM of 8 or 12 GB, while the storage of 256 GB is of the UFS 3.1 type.

Xiaomi 13T has a 6.67-inch OLED screen with a refresh rate of 144 Hz and Full HD+ resolution, where the brightness reaches a value of over 2600 nits.

The main Leica camera has a 50MP 1/1.28-inch sensor with 1.22mm individual pixels, optical image stabilization, and an f/1.9 aperture.

The portrait telephoto camera also matches the 50MP sensor resolution and f/1.9 aperture but has a 50mm lens. The third camera is ultra-wide with 12 MP and 15 mm f/2.2 lens.

On this phone, it is possible to choose between Leica Authentic Look functions, which aim at realistic color reproduction, and Leica Vibrant Look, which adds extra sparkle to your photos. Custom photo styles from Xiaomi 13 Ultra are also available in Pro camera mode on this phone as well.

The front selfie camera has 20 megapixels in the screen cutout, but it does not have autofocus. The phone is supported by a 5000 mAh battery with 67 W . charging, which is weaker than the Xiaomi 12T model which has 120 W. However, even with this fast charging, the company promises that it will only take you 42 minutes to go from 0 to 100 percent of battery charge.

In terms of design, the Xiaomi 13T comes in three colors: black, olive green, and a mix of purple and blue. However, they differ not only in color. The black and green have glass on the back, while the blue-purple version has BioComfort “vegan” leather.

Prices for this model range from 650 euros upwards, depending on the memory configuration option.

Pro version upgraded to 120 W charging

The Pro version of this phone series has the same 6.67-inch OLED panel and 144 Hz screen refresh rate, but a more powerful MediaTek Dimensity 9200+ chipset.

When it comes to configuration, it has a slightly more advanced LPDDR5X RAM option with 12 or 16 GB, while the data storage space has also been upgraded to UFS 4.0 in three options: 256 GB, 512 GB or a large 1 TB.

The triple Leica camera system arrives in a 50 + 50 + 12 megapixel arrangement, while the front camera has 20 MP. The main camera has 2.44µm pixels and the ability to record ten-bit LOG video with LUT support. The improvement is certainly the dedicated zoom camera, but here too with a modest 50 mm, while the ultra-wide on this model is also 15 mm.

This model also has a 5000 mAh battery, with the difference that the Xiaomi 13T Pro has 120 W HyperCharge technology, which should charge the phone from 0 to 100 percent in just 19 minutes.

Both devices feature dual speakers and support for Dolby Atmos Audio, and are powered by MIUI 14 based on Android 13, of course, until MIUI 15 arrives. The Pro model is also available in three of the same colors, with a starting price of the configuration of 12/256 GB is from 800 euros.