Xiaomi 13 Lite leaks online ahead of the rumored MWC 2023 debut

Xiaomi 13 Lite Rumors
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Last month, Xiaomi announced its flagship series for 2023, consisting of the vanilla Xiaomi 13 and a pro model. The company now looks to add another phone to the lineup—a semi-flagship phone. The rumored Xiaomi 13 Lite was recently spotted at the Google Play Console with its major specifications.

Xiaomi 13 Lite Rumors Roundup:

On the Google Play Console, Xiaomi 12 Lite is featured with the codename “Ziyi,” which previously stood for the China-exclusive CIVI 2. Even the listed specifications of the 13 Lite match that of the CIVI 2. This confirms that Xiaomi 13 will be rebranded CIVI 2.

So, Xiaomi 13 Lite will be powered by the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, a premium mid-range chip based on a 4nm process. Announced almost a year ago, the chip still has a low adoption rate among smartphone manufacturers. The phone will at least have an 8GB variant, as hinted by the Google Play Console.

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Xiaomi 13 Lite Rebranded CIVI 2

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Moving on, Xiaomi 13 Lite will sport a 6.55-inch AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. The image on the listing shows a center-aligned punch-hole cutout. This could be a mistake from Xiaomi’s side since the CIVI 2 featured a pill-shaped cutout for 32MP dual selfie setup. In the picture uploaded, the 13 Lite looks more like the CIVI 1S.

Xiaomi 13 Lite Google Play Console Listing

Over on the back, the phone will flaunt a triple camera setup consisting of a 50MP primary, 20MP ultrawide, and a 2MP macro. Fueling the phone will be a 4,500mAh battery, and it will have 67W fast charging support. Xiaomi 13 Lite will have an in-display optical fingerprint scanner. Considering it is part of the flagship number series, we expect it to ship with the new Android 13-based MIUI 14.

Rumored Specifications:

  • Display: 6.55” FHD+ AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 (4nm)
  • Memory: 8/12GB RAM
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Software: Android 13 with MIUI 14
  • Rear Camera: Triple;
    – 50MP primary lens
    – 20MP ultra-wide-angle lens
    – 2MP Macro Lens
  • Front Camera: Dual 32MP + 32MP (Pill-shaped cutout)
  • Battery: 4500mAh, 67W fast charging

Xiaomi 13 Lite Launch and Availability

The Xiaomi 13 Lite is expected to go global at the upcoming Mobile World Congress alongside the vanilla 13 and 13 Pro. The company has already started handing out invitations for its showcase, which will begin on February 27 and will last till March 2.

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Xiaomi 13 Lite Mobile World Congress 2023