As the year comes to an end, the attention of the industry is now shifting towards Qualcomm. The American chip maker will launch its new flagship mobile processor in the coming weeks. The industry awaits the official arrival of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 flagship processor. In addition, there are reports that the Xiaomi 13 series will be the first to launch this chip. According to a recent report from @iceuniverse, the Xiaomi 13 series will have at least two models. It will have the Xiaomi 13 as well as the Xiaomi 13 Pro.
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Xiaomi 13 Pro camera
The Xiaomi 13 Pro will upgrade its main camera to the Sony IMX989 with a 1-inch ultra-large bottom. Compared with the Sony IMX707 of the Xiaomi 12 Pro, the photosensitive area increases by 72%. In addition, the photosensitive capacity increases by 76%. Furthermore, the camera speed increases by 32.5% while the startup speed increases by 11%. There is a complete reborn of the camera department.
The Sony IMX989 sensor is not the only attractive aspect of this smartphone. There are also reports that the Xiaomi 13 series will come with a 2K curved screen. Of course, several speculations confirm this device to use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. However, there is no official comment from the company regarding the chip. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will adopt a new “1+2+2+3” eight-core architecture design. The super core of this flagship processor will upgrade to the Cortex X3. The performance of this core is 22% higher than Cortex X2’s performance. In addition, the large core will upgrade to the Cortex A715. This core relative to the previous Cortex A710 has a 5% increase in its performance. Furthermore, its energy efficiency is also 20% higher than the previous generation.
There are reports that the new Xiaomi 13 series will debut as early as November this year. We will wait for the official launch of this device to ascertain the chip it will use.