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Therefore, the rumors were true: the Xiaomi 13 Lite will be sold internationally as a barely modified Xiaomi Civi 2. This smartphone, the third model in the new 13 range of the Chinese brand, will be marketed in France on March 8.

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Source: Xiaomi

Rumors had said almost everything even before its official announcement. As we expected at the beginning of the week, the Xiaomi 13 Lite from the new range of the Chinese manufacturer will be launched in France on March 8. A result that should follow its presentation together with the 13 and 13 Pro at the Mobile World Congress 2023 which will start on February 27.

Launched in China in December 2022, the Xiaomi 13 series is divided into three models, as in previous years: a basic model, a Pro model (high-end) and a Lite model (cheaper, but less technologically advanced).

The emphasis on bright photos

Successor to the 12 Lite, launched last July, this Xiaomi 13 Lite offers similar features to the previous model: same screen size (6.55 inches), same refresh rate (120 Hz) and same combination of photographic modules. In its communication, Xiaomi also recalls the thinness (7 mm) and the lightness of its smartphone (171 grams).

But above all, the Chinese manufacturer presents an improved main photographic module, announcing ” 123% “brighter than the 12 Lite, as well as well-lit shots in” all scenarios “Similarly, Xiaomi highlights a front camera for selfies” crystal clear “. A lot of light, it will be understood, but also a lot of marketing terms.

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Source: Xiaomi

Xiaomi also claims a 30% improvement in performance related to AI calculations and a 30% improvement in graphics performance compared to the 12 Lite’s Snapdragon 778G. Finally, the Chinese manufacturer also emphasizes better heat dissipation technology and claims that its 4500 mAh battery will last until the end of the day, even when fully charged.

A carbon copy of the Xiaomi Civi 2

This Xiaomi 13 Lite, however, is not so new. As revealed leakers Sudhanshu Ambhore et car only at the beginning of February, this model is a rebranded version of the Xiaomi Civi 2, another smartphone from the brand launched only in China in September 2022. An almost identical copy, if not a dead end in the 12 GB RAM variant of this model, an ultra-wide angle that goes from 20 to 8 megapixels and a wide-angle selfie camera with a depth of field sensor.

Based on the Civi 2 reviews, we can already get an idea of ​​the quality of this smartphone. In your test, gizmochina welcomes great photos of the main module in broad daylight but easily blurred at night, mixed performance in mobile games, and an average battery despite the efficiency of wired charging at 67 W. We’ll have to wait, though. for actual handling of the 13 Lite to confirm this analysis.

Less good but cheaper than its brothers.

Finally, note that this Xiaomi 13 Lite will be marketed at the same time as the other two models in the new range of the Chinese brand, on March 8: the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro, two completely new models and up to date with the manufacturer’s latest technologies.

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Source: Xiaomi

The Lite model makes concessions with respect to its older brothers: although it is theThe lightest of the three and slightly larger than the base model (6.55 inches compared to 6.36 for the Xiaomi 13) is puce Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is less powerful than Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. It is also the only one of the three models to ship under MIUI 13 based on Android 12 and thus a generation behind. Bad news: the smartphone should only benefit from two years of major updates, which will be very few if this is the case.

It will also sell cheaper than these other two friends: count 499 euros for its version with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

All the features of the Xiaomi 13 Lite:

  • Dimensions 159.2mm x 72.7mm x 7.23mm
  • Weight of 171 grams
  • 6.55-inch Full HD+ Amoled screen;
  • 120Hz refresh rate;
  • MIUI 13 (Android 12) interface, with two years of major updates.
  • Puce Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, 5G capable;
  • 8 Go to RAM;
  • 128 or 256 GB of storage;
  • Three cameras on the back:
    • A main module of 50 megapixels;
    • An 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle module;
    • A 2-megapixel macro module;
  • A camera in the front:
    • A 32-megapixel ultra-wide-angle module, along with a depth-of-field sensor;
  • 4500 mAh battery;
  • Charge up to 67W;
  • NFC, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6 ;
  • No 3.5mm jack;
  • Fingerprint sensor under the screen;
  • Available in light blue, light pink and black.

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