Xiaomi has introduced its flagship line to the global stage. Along with it is the introduction of a cheaper option, the Xiaomi 13 Lite.

Launched alongside the global versions of the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro flagships, the new Xiaomi 13 Lite is obviously a more affordable alternative carrying a midrange Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor. It can be paired with 128GB or 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage and 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM.


On the front there’s a pretty appealing display. It’s a 6.55-inch AMOLED panel that boasts a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, 12-bit color, HDR10+ support, 1920Hz PWM dimming to keep your eyes safe, and 1,000-nits of peak brightness.


You can also spot a pill-shaped notch on top, which houses two front-facing cameras. There’s a sharp 32-megapixel sensor with a 100-degree wide-angle lens, an oddly sharp 8-megapixel depth sensor that could’ve already been an ultra-wide, and two LED flash that the company calls “Xiaomi Selfie Glow”.


The Leica branding and technology didn’t make it to the cheaper Xiaomi 13 model, but it does have a 50-megapixel IMX766 sensor from Sony, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, and a 2-megapixel macro lens.

Like its predecessors, the Xiaomi 13 Lite’s bragging feature is its thin and light design measuring at only 7.2mm at 171g. However, this led to a slightly smaler 4,500mAh battery. On the upside, it does have a flagship-level 67W charging adapter.


The Xiaomi 13 Lite has a starting price of EUR499 (~Php29,200) and will be available in select markets starting March 8. Release details in the Philipines are yet to be known.

Xiaomi 13 Lite Specs

  • Android 12, MIUI 13
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, 402ppi
  • 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling
  • Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 1000-nits peak brightness
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 360-degree ambient light sensors
  • 1920Hz PWM dimming
  • 2.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 octa-core processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • Adreno 644 GPU
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 2.2 internal storage, non-expandable
  • 32-megapixel (ultra-wide) + 8-megapixel (depth sensor) front cameras
  • 50-megapixel (IMX766, f/1.8, PDAF) + 8-megapixel (ultra-wide) + 2-megapixel (macro)
  • Under-display fingerprint scanner, AI face unlock
  • Stereo speakers, No headphone jack
  • Dolby Atmos
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 6, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • NFC
  • IR blaster
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimension: 159.2 x 72.7 x 7.2mm
  • Weight: 171g
  • Colors: Lite Pink, Lite Blue, Black
  • 4,500mAh non-removable battery, 67W wired charging

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