Xiaomi has silently unveiled the Redmi Note 13R as its latest budget 5G smartphone in China, as the successor to last year’s Note 12R.

Redmi Note 13R

This device boasts a vibrant 6.79-inch FHD+ LCD screen with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate. A discreet punch-hole at the center of the screen accommodates an 8MP selfie camera. Under the hood, it packs the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 Advanced Edition processor, complemented by up to 12GB of RAM for seamless multitasking.

It has up to 512GB storage, has a crystal glass design, is just 8.32mm slim and also comes with IP53 ratings for dust and splash resistance. The Note 13R has a 50MP rear camera along with a 2MP macro camera.

The phone uses a new magnetically controlled ink process that offers wave texture under the sun, creating the flowing light and shadow of the sea waves. The visual effect is smart and three-dimensional, which complements the silky and smooth glass feel, said the company.

The phone runs Android 14 with Xiaomi HyperOS, has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, packs a 5030mAh battery and comes with 33W fast charging.

Redmi Note 13R features

Redmi Note 13R Specifications

Display: 6.79-inch FHD+ (2460 x 1080 pixels) FHD+ LCD screen with 30/48/50/60/90/120Hz adaptive refresh rate, 550 nits peak brightness

Chipset: Octa Core Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 Advanced Edition 4nm Mobile Platform (2.3 GHz x 2 A78-based +2GHz x 6 A55-based Kryo CPUs) with Adreno 613 GPU

RAM/Storage: 6GB / 8GB / 12GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB / 256GB / 512GB UFS 2.2 internal storage, expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD

OS: Android 14 with Xiaomi HyperOS


Main Camera: 50MP with 1/2.76″ sensor, f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, 2MP macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture

Selfie Camera: 8MP

Sensors: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor

Multimedia: 3.5mm audio jack, Bottom firing loudspeaker

Dimensions: 168.6×76.28×8.32mm

Weight: 205g

Connectivity: 5G SA / NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C

Battery: 5030mAh (typical) battery with 18W fast charging

Redmi Note 13R Price and Availability

The Redmi Note 13R comes in ice crystal blue, silver and midnight black colours and is listed on official website for 1399 yuan (USD 193) for 6GB+128GB and goes up to 2199 yuan (USD 304) for 12GB+512GB, but it should be cheaper when it goes on sale soon, likely for the carrier China Mobile soon.


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