Xiaomi Officially Unveils Redmi 13 with 108MP Camera and Faster Charging

Redmi 13

Xiaomi has officially unveiled the Redmi 13. This new iteration in the Redmi series boasts some significant upgrades, most notably the inclusion of a powerful 108MP main camera.

Redmi 13 Arrives as the First Phone in the Series with a 108MP Camera

The Redmi 13 marks a turning point for the series, being the first phone to sport a whopping 108MP main sensor. This sensor, based on the Samsung ISOCELL HM6, boasts a large 1/1.67″ size. It also utilizes 9-in-1 pixel binning technology. This not only enhances low-light performance but also enables 3x in-sensor zoom. So, you can expect detailed captures.

Redmi 13 colors

5,030 mAh battery with 33W Charging in Tow

Another key improvement in the Redmi 13 is the significant upgrade in battery charging speed. The phone now supports 33W fast charging, double the 18W of its predecessor, the Redmi 12. This translates to a full charge in only 62 minutes, compared to the Redmi 12’s double charging time in our tests. The battery capacity itself remains at a generous 5,030mAh.

Selfie camera

For selfie enthusiasts, the Redmi 13 offers a bump in resolution as well. The front camera also sees an upgrade. This phone has a 13MP selfie shooter, replacing the 8MP unit found on the Redmi 12.

Display and Performance of Redmi 13

The Redmi 13 features a familiar 6.79″ LCD with FHD+ resolution. It retains the smooth 90Hz refresh rate of its predecessor, ensuring a smooth user experience. The display boasts a peak brightness of 550 nits and utilizes DC dimming for comfortable viewing. While Xiaomi hasn’t mentioned the Gorilla Glass version, the display has a layer of Corning’s Gorilla Glass nonetheless.

Redmi 13 display

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Under the hood, the Redmi 13 packs the MediaTek Helio G91 processor. This chipset is similar to the Helio G88 found in the Redmi 12. The crucial difference is the support for 108MP cameras. This allows the Redmi 13 to make the most out of the powerful main sensor. To compare, the Redmi 12 which maxed out at 64MP and was paired with a 50MP camera.

Redmi 13

Storage, Expandability, and More

The Redmi 13 comes in three storage configurations: 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, and 8GB/256GB. The base model starts at an affordable $180, with a slight price increase expected in European markets. Color options include Midnight Black, Sandy Gold, Pearl Pink, and Ocean Blue.

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Xiaomi Redmi 13 Colors

Storage flexibility is further enhanced by the inclusion of a microSD card slot that can accommodate cards up to a massive 1TB. Additionally, the phone offers virtual RAM expansion technology. This can boost onboard RAM by up to 16GB for smoother multitasking. Music lovers will also appreciate the presence of a beloved feature ā€“ a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Redmi 13 RAM

Besides, the Redmi 13 retains the same IP53 dust and water resistance rating as its predecessor. It comes in slightly thicker (8.3mm) and heavier (205g) compared to the Redmi 12 (8.2mm and 199g).


The Redmi 13 represents a proper leap forward for the series. With its powerful 108MP camera, faster charging, improved selfie capabilities, and a capable processor, this new phone offers excellent value for budget-conscious users. If you prioritize camera performance and a long-lasting battery, it might be the right smartphone for you.

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