Xiaomi has launched its latest MIUI 14 skin along with its latest flagship phones.
The new custom Android skin comes pre-installed on the new Xiaomi 13 series.
The Xiaomi 13 Pro, which is the premium model in the Xiaomi 13 series has arrived in India after its initial unveiling in China in December 2022.
It is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC from Qualcomm and features a 4,820mAh battery that supports both wired and wireless charging.
The 12GB + 256GB storage variant of the Xiaomi 13 Pro is priced at Rs. 79,999 in India.
Early bird offers
The company is providing an instant discount of Rs. 10,000 to users who purchase the phone using ICICI bank cards, which effectively takes the price down to Rs. 69,999.
An early sale offer will be live from March 6 and the first 1,000 customers will receive an exclusive Xiaomi 13 Pro merchandise box.
The early sale offer can be availed through Mi.com, Mi Home, and Mi Studios.
The Xiaomi 13 Pro will be available for purchase in India on March 10 from various platforms, including Amazon, Mi.com, Mi Home, retail partners, and Mi Studios.
The 13 Pro is available in two colour options – Ceramic White and Ceramic Black.
The Pro variant is equipped with a 6.73-inch 2K OLED display that supports Dolby Vision and HDR10+.
The display can handle up to 240Hz touch sampling and has a refresh rate of up to 120Hz.
It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and runs on MIUI 14, which is based on Android 13, making it one of the first devices to run on this OS.
Xiaomi has collaborated with Leica for this particular device, claiming it to be the first device to feature Leica’s 75mm floating telephoto lens.
There is a triple rear camera setup, comprising a 50-megapixel 1-inch Sony IMX989 primary sensor, a 50-megapixel floating telephoto sensor, and a 50-megapixel wide-angle sensor.
The front features a 32-megapixel camera placed in a centrally aligned hole-punch cutout at the top of the display.
RAM, storage, connectivity
The Xiaomi 13 Pro is equipped with up to 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 4.0 internal storage.
Connectivity options include 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.3, and NFC.
The device is dust and water resistant and meets IP68 standards.
The flagship device features a 4,820mAh battery with support for 120W wired charging and 50W wireless charging.
MIUI 14: Compatible devices
The company has announced several devices which are set to receive the MIUI 14 update in the first quarter of 2023.
These include the Xiaomi 12T Pro, Xiaomi 12T, Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11i, Xiaomi 12X, Xiaomi 12 Lite, Xiaomi 11T Pro, Xiaomi 11T, Mi 11, Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE, Mi 11 Lite 5G, and Mi 11 Lite.
Aside from this, several Redmi phones are also eligible to receive the MIUI 14 update.
These include the newly launched Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G, as well as the Redmi Note 10 Pro, Redmi Note 10, and Redmi 10 5G.
MIUI 14: New features
Users can now share their photos and cloud subscription services with up to nine people by creating a family account.
The custom Android skin features automatic compression of apps that are not frequently used to help clear up storage space.
Another feature of MIUI 14 is the ability to turn off notifications for such apps.
Xiaomi has added a duplicate file merger feature in MIUI 14 that will assist users in saving phone storage space.
Furthermore, Xiaomi has improved privacy features with end-to-end encryption and local on-device processing of user data, which should satisfy privacy-conscious users.
The design of MIUI 14 includes customizable folders with larger icons, as well as new widget options in various shapes and sizes.
A control center toggle has been added to allow Xiaomi users to easily connect with other Xiaomi accessories, such as TWS earbuds.
Internally, the new version features kernel-level optimizations for improved CPU and GPU performance.