Xiaomi 13 / Pro series to use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 flagship chip

Xiaomi 12S Ultra

Chinese manufacturer, Xiaomi recently released the Xiaomi 12S series. This flagship series has three models including the Xiaomi 12S, Xiaomi 12S Pro and Xiaomi 12S Ultra. Furthermore, this flagship series comes with an upgrade in camera quality. After the official launch of the Xiaomi 12S series, there are now reports on the Xiaomi 13 series. Of course, the Xiaomi 13 series will be the next flagship smartphone from the company.

Xiaomi 13

According to popular Weibo tech blogger @Digital Chat Station, the Xiaomi digital series currently uses SM8550 (Snapdragon 8 Gen 2). Furthermore, the Xiaomi 13 series will not be the only Xiaomi flagship to use this top processor. He also reveals that the Redmi brand’s main K series is also testing the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. The flagship chip adopts the dual flagship platform strategy, and the high-end version of the mobile phone will use a 2K screen.

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Xiaomi 13 to arrive in November or December

According to previous reports, the Xiaomi 13 series will come with a 2K+120Hz ultra-narrow bezel flexible curved screen. There are also reports that the Xiaomi 13 series will launch in November. Furthermore, this digital series flagship from Xiaomi may also debut the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. Recall that previous digital series flagships (Xiaomi Mi 11 and Xiaomi Mi 12) arrived in December. This is because the flagship processor they use (Snapdragon 888 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1) also debuted in December. However, with the reports that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will arrive in November, it is most likely that the Xiaomi 13 will launch in November also. 

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is the successor to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Unlike its predecessor which uses Samsung’s process, the SD8 Gen2 will use TSMC’s 4nm process. The chip will debut in the fourth quarter of the year. MediaTek will also release Dimensity 9000/8000 iterative chips, which will also use TSMC’s 4nm process. These chips will compete for smartphone brands next year. 

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