Xiaomi has quietly unveiled the Redmi Note 13R, the company's latest budget 5G smartphone in China, as the successor to last year's Note 12R. It sports a 6.79-inch FHD+ 120Hz LCD display with a punch-hole center housing an 8MP front-facing camera, is powered by Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 Advanced Edition with up to 12GB of RAM.

It has up to 512GB of storage, has a crystal glass design, is only 8.32mm thin and is also IP53 rated for dust and splash resistance. The Note 13R has a 50MP rear camera along with a 2MP macro camera.

The phone uses a new magnetically controlled ink process that offers undulating texture under the sun, creating the flowing light and shadow of sea waves. The visual effect is smart and three-dimensional, which complements the feeling of silky smooth glass, the company said.

The phone runs Android 14 with Xiaomi HyperOS, has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, packs a 5030mAh battery and comes with 33W fast charging.

Redmi Note 13R specifications
  • 6.79-inch FHD+ (2460 x 1080 pixels) LCD display with 30/48/50/60/90/120 Hz adaptive refresh rate, 550 nits peak brightness
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 Advanced Edition 4nm mobile platform (2.3GHz x 2 A78-based Kryo CPUs + 2 GHz x 6 A55-based Kryo CPUs) with Adreno 613 GPU
  • 6GB / 8GB / 12GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB / 256GB / 512GB UFS 2.2 internal storage, memory expandable up to 1TB with microSD
  • Android 14 with Xiaomi HyperOS
  • Dual SIM
  • 50MP rear camera with 1/2.76″ sensor, f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, 2MP macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture
  • 8 MP front camera
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, infrared sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, bottom firing speaker
  • Dimensions: 168.6×76.28×8.32 mm; Weight: 205 g
  • 5G SA/NSA, VoLTE 4G dual, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS + GLONASS, USB type C
  • 5030mAh battery (typical) with 18W fast charging
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Prices and availability

The Redmi Note 13R comes in Ice Crystal Blue, Silver and Midnight Black colors and is listed on the official website for 1399 yuan (USD 193 / Rs. 16,435 approx.) for 6GB+128GB and goes up to 2199 yuan (USD 304 / Rs. 25,355 approx.) for 12GB+512GB, but it should be cheaper when it goes on sale soon, probably for the operator China Mobile soon.


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