Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro were supposed to be unveiled today (December 1), but in a last-minute announcement, the company has now delayed the launch.
No reason for the delay was provided, the news, posted on Weibo (opens in a new tab) and spotted by NotebookCheck (opens in a new tab), simply read "We are sorry to inform you that the launch of the new Mi 13 series will be postponed. We will inform you as soon as the new release date is confirmed. Thank you for your understanding and support."
However, there has been speculation that the delay is to honor former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, who recently passed away.
The big question is when the launch will take place now; with this message providing no indication of a new date. However, assuming the delay is due to the above reason, we can't imagine that it will delay things for long, so it is highly likely that the Xiaomi 13 series will still be unveiled before the end of the year.
In the meantime, a major new leak has surfaced, along with some teasers from Xiaomi itself, which means there might not be many surprises when the Series 13 launches anyway.
First, Xiaomi revealed, in posts spotted by Sparrow News (opens in a new tab), that the Xiaomi 13 Pro has a 1-inch sensor for its main camera, and that the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro have an optical sensor. 75mm (3.26x). zoom) telephoto, which uses an unusual "floating lens" design, shown in the above teaser video.
The company has also shared some amazing camera samples on Weibo(Opens in a new tab) taken with these two lenses, some of which you can see below.
Image 1 of 2A photo taken by the main camera on a Xiaomi 13 Pro (Image credit: Xiaomi)A photo taken through the telephoto lens on a Xiaomi 13 Pro (Image credit: Xiaomi)
As for the leak, a hands-on video of the Xiaomi 13 Pro, uploaded to YouTube by Sparrow News, which you can watch below, shows what the phone probably looks like, with a large camera block and a design that matches the unofficial one. previous. representations.
This leak also shows a preview of the settings screen, which lists 128 GB of storage and Android 13. We also know from Xiaomi that the Xiaomi 13 line uses the powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.
Analysis: Time to wait for the rest of the world
Although the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro will most likely be unveiled before the end of 2022, this initial launch is reserved for China, so other countries likely won't get the phones right away.
That's typical of Xiaomi, with the Xiaomi 12 series, for example, unveiled at the end of December 2021, but not due to go on sale in the UK or other regions until April this year.
So there could still be months of waiting before you can get your hands on a Xiaomi 13, and if you live in the US, you probably won't be able to get one, unless you import it, because Xiaomi phones don't. are. sold there.