Xiaomi 13 5G Global Variant Unboxed Ahead of MWC Launch; Xiaomi 13 Ultra Render Surfaces Online

  1. The Xiaomi 13 5G will debut at MWC 2023 for the global market.
  2. The device features Leica-tuned triple rear cameras.
  3. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC.


Xiaomi 13 series is confirmed to debut at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023. The company is likely to launch three premium phones at the event. These include the 13 Lite, 13 5G and 13 Pro 5G. The Xiaomi 13 5G is unlikely to launch in India. Xiaomi is instead rumoured to launch the 13 Pro in India on February 26. There is no official word about the vanilla flagship variant coming to India. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi 13 has been unboxed ahead of its launch. 

The details of the unboxing were shared by tipster Snoopy Tech, who uploaded images of the phone and its in-box contents. Separately, a new leak has revealed the possible design of the upcoming Xiaomi 13 Ultra. Let’s first take a look at the Xiaomi 13 5G specifications, features and other details confirmed so far.

Xiaomi 13 5G Global Launch Soon: Here’s What You Need to Know

The Xiaomi 13 5G is already available for purchase in China. The same variant of the phone is set to make its global debut on February 26. Ahead of the global launch, the phone’s unboxing details have surfaced online, which confirms that the global variant will support 67W fast charging out of the box. There will be a charging cable and a TPU case bundled with the device.

The Xiaomi 13 unit seen in the image has a white rear panel. In China, the phone was launched in multiple colour options, such as Ceramic Black, Ceramic White, Ceramic Green, and Mountain Blue. The Blue colour option has a vegan leather back panel. We can expect the global variant to be available in multiple colour options.

The device is likely to feature the same set of specs and features found in the Chinese variant. This means that the Xiaomi 13 global variant will feature a 6.36-inch E6 AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution. The screen is flat and has thin bezels around it. There is a hole-punch cutout for the front camera. The device also supports a 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch sampling rate and has support for 1900 nits of peak brightness.

Under the hood, there is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The global variant could launch with up to 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 256GB of UFS 4.0 storage. It might also boot on the latest Android 13-based MIUI 14 out of the box.

The phone has a triple rear camera setup. It has a 50MP Sony IMX800 sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide camera with a 120-degree field of view and a 10MP telephoto camera with 3.2x optical zoom. The main and telephoto camera sensors support optical image stabilisation (OIS). For selfies, the 13 5G has a 32MP front camera.

The device packs a 4500mAh battery. It supports 67W fast charging, 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse charging. The phone also has an in-display fingerprint scanner, an IP68 rating, dual speakers with Dolby Atmos, etc.

Xiaomi 13 Ultra Design Render

Moving on to the Xiaomi 13 Ultra, the upcoming ultra-premium phone is likely to have, more or less, the same design as the 12S Ultra. There is a huge circular camera module on the back, which houses a quad-camera setup. One of the four cameras has a periscope setup. We can also see the Leica branding in the centre of the camera module. The top portion of the rear panel protrudes quite much, which could be due to the huge sensor and other hardware. Xiaomi has not confirmed any details but we can expect the 13 Ultra to feature the same Sony IMX989 1-inch camera sensor.

Also read: Xiaomi 12S Ultra: The Perfect Camera Phone That Might Never Launch in India

At the bottom of the four sensors is the dual-LED flash. The rear panel continues to remain curved. The front of the phone was not revealed in the design render but we can expect the phone to sport a hole-punch cutout at the top centre. The screen too is likely to remain curved around the edges.

The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is confirmed to make its debut globally. However, the launch timeline remains unknown. We will share more details about the same as and when available. Meanwhile, let us know your thoughts about the design in the comments below.