Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro certified by NBTC and BIS, global launch nearing

In December, Xiaomi took the wraps off its latest high-end smartphone pair, the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro. That unveiling was only for the Chinese market, however, and we’re still waiting on these two being introduced to global markets. That may happen sooner, rather than later, now that the global models of these phones are starting to get certified in countries other than China.

The global Xiaomi 13 Pro has been spotted both in the database of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), as well as the Thai NBTC. The model number for this phone is 2210132G. The Xiaomi 13 was also certified by NBTC, bearing the model number 2211133G. In both cases, that final “G” stands for “global”, in case you were wondering.

BIS and NBTC certifications for the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro

Based on these certifications, it looks like the vanilla Xiaomi 13 may not be headed to India, at least not initially alongside its Pro sibling. That’s an odd strategy on Xiaomi’s part, but this is obviously just speculation at the moment, let’s wait for some official information before we jump to conclusions.

If they turn out to be identical in specs to their siblings intended for the Chinese market, here are the two devices’ specs. The Xiaomi 13 comes with a 6.36-inch 1080×2400 120Hz OLED screen, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, 8/12GB of RAM, 128/256/512GB of storage, a triple rear camera system (50 MP main with OIS, 12 MP ultrawide, 10 MP 3.2x optical zoom), a 32 MP selfie snapper, and a 4,500 mAh battery with 67W wired charging, 50W wireless charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging support.

Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro certified by NBTC and BIS, global launch nearing

The Xiaomi 13 Pro shares a lot of those specs, but has a larger 6.73-inch 1440×3200 display, a 4,820 mAh battery with 120W wired charging, and an entirely different rear camera setup, with a 50.3 MP main shooter with OIS, a 50 MP ultrawide with autofocus for macros, and a 50 MP 3.2x optical zoom lens.

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