Xiaomi 13 Pro certified in China: will it be the first with Snapdragon 8 Gen2?

As the end of the year approaches, the biggest smartphone manufacturers are preparing to launch their next flagship. Well, today a Xiaomi smartphone with model number 2210132C passed the 3C certification. The device is equipped with a charger with model number MDY-14-ED and supports fast charging of up to 120W.

Xiaomi 13 Pro certified in China: will it be the first with Snapdragon 8 Gen2?

According to the revelations of well-known leaksters, this phone is a model of the Xiaomi 13 series and should also be the first smartphone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2 chip on board to be announced in China. Specifically, it has the code name M2 and it should be the Xiaomi 13 Pro.

Previously, a Chinese leakster had revealed that the Xiaomi 13 series model with device code M1 has entered the NPI phase. NPI (New Product Introduction) is a bridge between the factory and the research and development (R&D) phase, which consists of introducing the newly designed products from the research and development unit into the factory for production.

Always previously, one spy photos of the Xiaomi 13 Pro was leaked online, but was later confirmed to be fake, but the only constant is that the Xiaomi 13 series will be equipped with Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen2 processor.

In any case, the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit will be held from 14 to 17 November. According to Qualcomm's practice, Qualcomm will launch the high-end Snapdragon 8 Gen2 smartphone chip. This presentation will be followed by phone manufacturers who will launch models based on Qualcomm's new processor.

At the moment, all the flagship models on sale today are all equipped with the latest Snapdragon 8+ processor, but this processor is just an upgrade of the Snapdragon 8 and its architecture hasn't changed. It still maintains the three-cluster structure with one X2 super core, three A710 large and four A510 cores, the difference is that each cluster is increased by 0,2 GHz.

Additionally, Snapdragon 8 is manufactured by TSMC, using TSMC's 4nm manufacturing process. The company claims that compared to the Snapdragon 8, the power consumption of the SoC is reduced by 15%, the power consumption of the GPU is reduced by 30%, and the power efficiency of the CPU is improved by up to 30%.

That said, the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen2 will be a true all-round upgrade. According to previous reports, the Snapdragon 8 Gen2 will adopt a new architecture of "1 + 2 + 2 + 3", consisting of one X3 super core, two large A720 cores, two large A710 cores and three high efficiency A510 cores. While the GPU upgrade from Adreno 730 to Adreno 740 will bring more powerful performance.

In terms of connectivity, the Snapdragon 8 Gen2 will use the next generation 5G modem, the Snapdragon X70. The company also said that the Snapdragon X70 will support peak download speeds of 10Gbps 5G and will also offer new advanced features such as four-carrier aggregation, Qualcomm 5GAI kit, and Qualcomm 5G bottom-hunting delay kit.

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Summarizing all the previous revelations, the standard version of Xiaomi 13 will use a flat screen with almost equal narrow sides, while the Xiaomi 13 Pro will use a flexible screen with a 6-inch Samsung E6,7 screen with 2K resolution and refresh rate of 120Hz with a single hole in the center of the screen. The screen will be surrounded by slightly curved edges on the sides.

The standard version of the Xiaomi 13 will use a 2.5D flexible screen of approximately 6,36 inches, it will support a high refresh rate of 120Hz and again a single hole design in the center.

In terms of photography, the smartphone will have three cameras, including two 50-megapixel cameras and another one yet to be discovered. So the secondary cameras of this model series mainly use 50 megapixel sensors.

In conclusion, now that the Xiaomi 13 series has finally been certified for the first time, we can start preparing for its arrival. Also, what awaits us with TSMC's first native Qualcomm chip? We will find out soon.

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Pierpaolo Figuccia

Pierpaolo Figuccia

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