Xiaomi is launching two smartphones, the 13T and 13T Pro. Both are set to receive four major Android updates, as well as five years of security patches.

The key difference is that the 13T Pro has better photo hardware to get Leica approval. For example, the main camera equivalent to 24mm is powered by a 50-megapixel sensor with a larger-than-usual pixel size of 1.22μm.

While this doesn’t compare to the 1.6μm pixels on the 1-inch sensors of real flagships, it’s still more generous than what many other phones offer, not to mention that it can achieve a 2.44μm equivalent effect by pixel binning.

All three cameras have access to Leica Authentic and Leica Vibrant colour modes, while in portrait mode, the telephoto camera offers a “main lens system”.

Another interesting feature of the Xiaomi 13T Pro is its 5000mAh battery that supports 120W “HyperCharge”. It only takes 19 minutes to charge from zero to 100 percent. Or if you’re in a hurry, even a simple 5-minute charge will go up to 36 percent.

Both models are available in green and black with a glossy finish, or in “alpine blue” with a soft back made of “vegan BioComfort leather”. These devices support dual SIM and are powered by MIUI 14 based on Android 13.

The company also offers European customers one free screen repair within six months of purchase and one out-of-warranty repair with no labor costs within a year of purchase.

The Xiaomi 13T Pro starts at £649 (€799, or around $790), while the 13T starts at £549 (€649, or around $669), and both are already available in the UK.

Recall that Xiaomi presented an exercise bike-generator of electricity. It will allow you to lose calories and charge gadgets at the same time.