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Xiaomi 13 Pro camera with 1 inch sensor and floating telephoto lens

The Xiaomi 13 series arrives tomorrow and today the company revealed some key features of the Pro model’s camera. According to the released teasers, a 1-inch, 50-megapixel Sony IMX989 sensor will sit under the main camera. The telephoto camera has an equivalent focal length of 75mm, which is three times the optical magnification.

Xiaomi revealed how the new “floating” telephoto lens works in a 20-second video. It moves the elements closer to achieve infinite focus and capture images of objects far away. For close-ups up to 10 cm, the elements move apart. The camera was developed together with Leica, which can be seen in the branding on the back.

The Xiaomi 13 Pro also appeared in a leaked hands-on video showing the camera design, among other things. Some specs such as MIUI 14 based on Android 13, an 8/128 GB storage variant and a Qualcomm chipset with a 3.19 GHz main core also make an appearance. The chipset is unsurprisingly the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

In addition, several example images of the cameras of the Xiaomi 13 Pro have appeared, but they have been heavily compressed.

Example images of the 50 megapixel main camera

Close ups

Example images at 3x zoom

In addition to the currently fastest Android chipset, the Xiaomi 13 series also gets LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage. At tomorrow’s event, the Xiaomi Watch S2 and MIUI 14 are expected to take the stage alongside the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro.



Achim Maier
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