In China, Xiaomi has quietly introduced its latest budget 5G smartphone, the Redmi Note 13R, as a successor to last year’s Note 12R.


With the new magnetically controlled ink process, the phone creates waves with flowing light and shadow under the sun. According to the company, the visual effect is smart and three-dimensional, complementing the silky smooth glass feel.

The Redmi Note 13R shares the same design as its siblings. Its camera module is similar to that of the Redmi Note 12R, but it may not be as polished.


Redmi Note 13R features a 6.79-inch FHD+IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels (FHD+), 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch sampling rate.

Redmi Note 13R will be powered by the new Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 SoC Advanced Edition coupled with 6GB/8GB/12GB RAM and 128GB/256GB/512GB UFS 2.2 storage. This may be one of the first phones with this processor.

Based on Android 14, it runs on Hyper OS. On the rear, it features a 50MP primary camera and a 2MP macro sensor. For selfies and video calls, it has an 8MP camera on the front.

It comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, an IR blaster, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Among its connectivity options are dual SIM, 5G, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, GLONASS, A-GPS, and USB Type-C.

Additionally, the device features a 5,030mAh battery and support for 18W fast charging.


The Redmi Note 13R cost 1399 Yuan (Rs.16,500/-) for 6GB+128GB and goes up to 12GB+512GB at 2199 Yuan (Rs.25,600/-) in China. The Redmi Note 13R comes in ice crystal blue, silver, and midnight black colors.