Xiaomi 13 Pro camera detailed with a 1-inch main sensor, floating telephoto lens
The Xiaomi 13 series arrives tomorrow and today the company revealed some key features of the camera on the Pro member. According to the released teasers, the main shooter will have a 50″ 1″ Sony IMX989 sensor, while the telephoto camera will have a 75mm equivalent, which is 3x magnification.
Xiaomi revealed how the new “floating” telephoto lens would work in a 20-second video – it moves elements closer to achieve infinity focus and capture images of distant objects; when it has to take close-up pictures (up to 10 cm), the elements move away. The camera has been developed with know-how from Leica, which again has its branding on the back of the phone.
Xiaomi 13 Pro also appeared in a leaked hands-on video that revealed the camera design and some specifications such as MIUI 14 on top of Android 13, 8/128 GB memory variant and a Qualcomm chipset with 3.19 GHz CPU, which is not surprisingly Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
We also got some punchy camera samples, but since they were posted on social media they’ve been heavily compressed.
The Xiaomi 13 series brings LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage for extra fast performance. We expect a Xiaomi 13 and a Xiaomi 13 Pro at the event on December 1, as well as announcements about a Xiaomi Watch S2 wearable and the MIUI 14 interface.