Xiaomi’s 13 Pro flagship has a 1-inch sensor

The Xiaomi 13 Professional flagship made a worldwide debut right this moment at Cell World Congress (MWC)  in Barcelona. With this gadget — which was launched in China in December — the corporate is banking on a one-inch principal sensor, Leica lenses and 120W quick charging. That is, in essence, a Samsung Galaxy S collection competitor.

Cameras have lengthy been a significant differentiating think about right this moment’s flagships. Xiaomi is utilizing a large one-inch Sony IMX989 50-megapixel sensor with f/1.9 aperture to get the perfect and brightest images in all lighting circumstances. A few telephone producers together with Vivo and Sharp have already included this sensor in a number of gadgets. The digicam is able to video recording in 8K decision — 4K decision at 60 fps if recording in Dolby Imaginative and prescient.

There’s additionally a 50-megapixel telephoto digicam with a “floating lens” component, which ends up in a 3.2x lossless zoom. Plus, the gadget has one other 50-megapixel ultrawide sensor. The 13 Professional has a 32-megapixel entrance digicam with an evening mode and dual-framing (0.8x and 1x) modes.

All these cameras and their Leica lenses are positioned in a large sq. housing on the again. Whereas we’ve seen loads of sq. digicam bumps, the dimensions actually makes this one stand out.

Other than the digicam system, the Xiaomi 13 Professional’s spec sheet customary fare for a 2023 Android flagship. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, 6.73-inch WQHD+ AMOLED show with 120Hz refresh price and 1,900 nits of peak brightness, help for Dolby Imaginative and prescient, HDR10+, and HLG HDR requirements, 12GB LPDDR5X RAM and USF 4.0 storage.

Xiaomi’s newest flagship has a 4,820 mAh battery that may be charged in minutes by way of a proprietary 120W charger. Nonetheless, these charging bricks are big and hulking. The gadget helps additionally 50W wi-fi charging with appropriate charging pucks together with 10W reverse charging in the event you rapidly need to prime up your earbuds.

The 13 Professional might be out there in ceramic white and ceramic black colorways with 256GB and 512GB storage variants. It is going to be out there in Europe from March 8, beginning  at €1,200 ($1,373). Together with the brand new flagship, the corporate additionally launched the Xiaomi 13, with a beginning worth of €999 ($1,056) and the Xiaomi 13 Lite with a beginning worth of €499 ($527).

At current, Xiaomi is in a peculiar spot, globally. The corporate has fallen behind Apple, Oppo, Vivo, and Honor in China. India, the place the telephone maker has dominated the telephone cargo rating for the previous few years, has conceded the highest place to Samsung within the final quarter. It has additionally confronted challenges within the South Asian nation with the departure of prime executives, anti-china sentiment, and tax investigations from regulatory our bodies. Amid all this, Xiaomi actually desires to ship a winner.

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