On Tuesday, Xiaomi finally announced the official announcement date for the much-leaked 13T and 13T Pro. Both will be unveiled at a special event in Berlin, Germany, on September 26th. Xiaomi communications director Daniel Desjarlais essentially launched the official teaser campaign for the upcoming duo today, announcing that both will be getting four major Android updates as well as five years of security patches.
There was also a similar software update promise for the previous generation of Xiaomi’s flagship killers. However, the very popular Xiaomi 12T and !2T Pro from last year still receive three major operating system updates and four years of security patches. In this respect, support for the Xiaomi 13T models increases by exactly one year.
This step puts Xiaomi on a par with Samsung, but there are some important differences worth mentioning. The Korean company releases monthly security updates for all of its high-end devices, while Xiaomi sends out a new patch every two months. The same strategy should also apply to the Xiaomi 13T and 13T Pro.
Additionally, the first major upgrade will be Android 14, which is about to launch. And so with Android 17 is already over again. A few months later, and the Xiaomi 13T series would have launched with Android 14 on board and retired with Android 18 with the same promise of updates. Still, it’s great to see more and more Android device manufacturers extending their software support windows, even if, like in Xiaomi’s case, this only applies to certain devices. The smartphone appeared in an unboxing video two weeks ago.