Alongside the Xiaomi 13T Pro, the Chinese giant has also unveiled the step down Xiaomi 13T. While it might not have the same ‘Pro’ suffix as its stablemate, the Xiaomi 13T still has most of the key features that the Xiaomi 13T Pro has, such as an IP68 rating, its high refresh rate display and that Leica branding on the back.
Xiaomi 13T Malaysia pricing and availability
The Xiaomi 13T Pro will be available in two configurations, though it’s worth noting the only difference between the two is how much memory it’ll come with:
- Xiaomi 13T, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage – RM1,799
- Xiaomi 13T, 12GB RAM, 256GB storage – RM1,999
You’ll be able to pre-order them from 26 September till 6 October from their official store on Lazada and Shopee as well as authorised Xiaomi stores nationwide, and all pre-orders of the Xiaomi 13T will come with a Xiaomi Smart Band 8 worth RM199, with in store pre-orders also getting a photography gift box worth RM299 and online pre-orders getting a free pair of Redmi Buds 4 Pro worth RM369. Those keen on the base model Xiaomi 13T will also get a RM100 discount during the pre-order period, available from their online channels only.
Each Xiaomi 13T purchase also gets you a free screen replacement within the first six months of purchase, a year of extended warranty and 100GB of Google One cloud storage for six months.
Xiaomi 13T specs
At first glance, the Xiaomi 13T actually looks a lot like the Xiaomi 13T Pro. In fact, they not only look alike, but when you take a peek at the spec sheet, they’re nearly identical in most parts too. For instance, the Xiaomi 13T has a similar 6.67-inch, CrystalRes AMOLED display pushing a 2712 x 1220p resolution capable of a 144Hz refresh rate, a 480Hz touch sampling rate, a peak brightness of 2600nits, 2880Hz PWM dimming as well as full coverage of the DCI-P3 colour gamut and support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+. There’s also a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 over it for scratch resistance, along with an IP68 dust and water resistance rating.
Under the hood though is where you’ll find the first major change the Xiaomi 13T has compared to 13T Pro. The Xiaomi 13T has a MediaTek Dimensity 8200-Ultra, with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM though for storage you’re limited to only 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage, which mind you should be plenty for most users anyway. It comes with Android 13 out of the box skinned with MIUI 14 over it. With the Xiaomi 13T series, the company is finally catching up with its competition by guaranteeing a minimum of four major Android OS upgrades as well as five years of security patches, meaning it should be getting Android 17 at least.
In the camera department, the Xiaomi 13T comes with pretty much identical hardware as the 13T Pro. This means you’re getting a Leica branded camera setup with a main 50MP, f/1.9 camera using a 1/1.28-inch image sensor flanked by a 50MP, f/1.9 telephoto shooter offering 50mm equivalent shots, and a 12MP, f/2.2 ultrawide while up front is a 20MP, f/2.2 selfie camera. It also has nearly the same features here as the 13T Pro, such as HDR10+ video recording at up to 4K 30fps, a choice between Leica Authentic and Leica Vibrant photography styles and its master lens portrait modes, but does lose out on support for 8K video recording and 10-bit LOG video recording.
Other features of note here include a 5,000mAh battery that Xiaomi says will last you for up to 16 hours of video playback, with support for 67W fast charging that that power it up to 100% in just 42 minutes. There’s also stereo speakers, an in-display fingerprint sensor and support for WiFi 6, 5G, NFC and Bluetooth 5.4. Available in Meadow Green, Black and Alpine Blue colour options, you’ll find a glass back on the first two models while the latter will come with a vegan leather finish on the back.