Xiaomi will be ditching its high-end S series phones this year, so don’t expect the Xiaomi 13S phones to come knocking. This is something the company’s CEO himself, Lei Jun, confirmed. He confirmed it via Weibo.
The Xiaomi S series phones won’t launch this year, Xiaomi is ditching them
Xiaomi’s S series phones usually come half a year after its hero flagships. The Xiaomi 12S Ultra launched last year to become the first smartphone with a 1-inch camera sensor made for smartphones. That device looked truly great, but it never made it to global markets. The Xiaomi 13 Pro will deliver that very same sensor to global consumers.
Lei Jun flat-out said that users shouldn’t wait for the Xiaomi 13S series, as it won’t be coming. Xiaomi is looking to place full focus on its main flagship smartphones, the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro. The Xiaomi 13 Ultra was also rumored, so it remains to be seen if it will launch at some point.
The Xiaomi 13, 13 Pro, and 13 Lite will become official on February 26. This launch will happen as part of MWC in Barcelona. Xiaomi already confirmed that its flagships are coming, and has been intensively teasing the devices.
The Xiaomi 13 Pro is the most powerful smartphone Xiaomi will deliver. The regular model will not include a 1-inch camera sensor. How do we know that? Well, both phones already launched in China, a couple of months ago.
Both Xiaomi 13 flagships will be fueled by Qualcomm’s most powerful SoC
The Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro will be fueled by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, though, the most powerful processor Qualcomm has to offer. Both phones will also include LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 flash storage.
You can also expect blazing-fast charging on both devices, and that goes for both wired and wireless charging. The ‘Pro’ model will offer faster wired charging, though.
Android 13 will come pre-installed on both phones, along with Xiaomi’s MIUI 14 skin. The devices will be water and dust resistant, while the ‘Pro’ model will likely include a ceramic backplate.
Stay tuned, as both devices are launching on February 26, which is this Sunday.