Xiaomi 13-series hands-on confirms huge camera bumps and more

(Pocket-lint) – Xiaomi is getting ready to announce two new phones and we’ve been treated to our first hands-on ahead of their 1 December launch. The Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro have been popping up here and there for a little while and Xiaomi has already confirmed that the devices will be announced on 1 December. Now, new hands-on images posted to Weibo give us our first real-world look at the handsets – including some sizable camera bumps.

The images were shared on Chinese social network Weibo and show both the standard Xiaomi 13 and the high-end Xiaomi 13 Pro. The former has a distinct iPhone 14-like appearance complete with flat back, but the Xiaomi 13 Pro goes for a more rounded approach. It’s a similar approach on the front, with the curved edges of the Pro model further distinguishing it.

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Both have large camera bumps, but it’s the Xiaomi 13 Pro that has the biggest of all.

Both phones are expected to sport 50-megapixel main cameras but it’s the Pro that has the thicker camera bump and significantly so if these images are any indication. The Pro model also appears to have a textured back, whereas the standard Xiami 13 will have a smoother feel. With Xiaomi set to take the wraps off these two phones within days, expectations are already high.

Both devices are expected to use Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chips, ensuring speedy performance.

Writing by Oliver Haslam.