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One of the more functional differences between the two phones is their cameras. The Xiaomi 13 Pro has a total of three 50-megapixel rear cameras. The main camera uses the same 1-inch Sony IMX989 sensor found in the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, and is joined by a 50-megapixel telephoto and an ultra-wide 50-megapixel with support for macro shots taken from just 5cm away. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi 13 uses a smaller 1/1.49-inch 50-megapixel sensor for its main camera, with a 12-megapixel ultrawide and 10-megapixel telephoto.

Screen of the Xiaomi 13 Pro.

The Xiaomi 13 Pro has a curved screen.
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Screens also differ. On the Xiaomi 13 Pro, there’s a 6.73-inch 1440p display that curves around the sides of the device, while the Xiaomi 13 is smaller at 6.36-inches, flat and has a 1080p resolution. Both offer refresh rates up to 120 Hz, with peak brightness up to 1,900 nits. The Xiaomi 13 Pro comes in white, black, light green and light blue, while the standard 13 also offers gray and more colorful red, yellow, green and blue options. GSMArena notes.

Finally, when it comes to power, the 13 Pro has a larger 4,820mAh battery and faster charging speeds. Wired charging tops out at 120W, wireless charging at 50W, and there’s also support for 10W reverse wireless charging. The standard Xiaomi 13, meanwhile, maxes out at 67W for wired charging, though wireless and reverse wireless charging speeds remain the same.

Both phones have an IP68 dust and water resistance rating (meaning they should survive being fully submerged in shallow water), and run Xiaomi’s MIUI 14 software, which is based on Android 13.

Both phones have only been announced for the Chinese market for now, where they will ship on December 14. But based on Xiaomi’s approach to previous phones like the Xiaomi 12, they’re likely to release internationally (though not in the US) in the coming months. In China, the Xiaomi 13 starts at ¥3,999 (about $573) for its base model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while the 13 Pro starts at ¥4,999 (about $717).