It looks like Xiaomi is getting ready to present its next generation of flagship devices, less than a year after they released the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro in December 2021.
Full of anticipation, our hearts are beating, as we can expect the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro relatively soon! Xiaomi has already started internal testing of the new devices. According to rumors, these will be lightning-fast devices with the fastest chip to date.
Xiaomi's 12 series has been available in China since December 2021 and came to Europe in March. For that reason, therefore, this news feels like rather early, since the 12 models have only been available in the Netherlands for a few months. However, the Chinese engine continues to growl and it is already time for a new line. And busy they are with a number of successors, through reliable sources such as Chinese Weibo it has been leaked that the 13 series is coming earlier than expected, namely in November 2022 already.
It would be two types of devices, as was the case with the 12 series. They are expected to be the Xiaomi 13 and the Xiaomi 13 Pro. This means that the current Xiaomi 12X is not going to get a direct successor, they will move straight on to the 13. According to reliable sources, Xiaomi is testing the new devices with Android 13, which is the latest operating system. It won't be available until later in the fall. But enough about that, time to take a look at what we can probably expect from these new devices!
According to rumors, the devices are going to run on the (still unannounced) Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. The fastest chip for Android right now is the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, which is going to be in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, among others. We don't know much about the Gen 2 chip yet; it remains to be seen whether it will be available as early as November. Unfortunately, we don't know much more yet, however, the devices are expected to get large AMOLED screens again. A hefty camera upgrade is also likely to be on the cards, plus a nice sleek design as we are used to. Time will tell! In any case, we are very curious.