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Redmi NOTE 13 Series Launched, Priced from KES 27,000 to KES 74,000

Xiaomi has officially unveiled its much-anticipated Redmi Note 13 Series in a grand launch event held in Nairobi, marking a significant milestone in the evolution of the Redmi Note range. The series introduces three new devices: the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G, the Redmi Note 13 Pro, and the Redmi Note 13. Each model in the series is designed to bridge the gap between mid-range and flagship smartphones, offering premium features such as advanced camera systems, sleek designs, high-performance displays, and powerful processors at competitive prices. The Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G is priced starting from KES 73,999, the Redmi Note 13 Pro from KES 41,999, and the Redmi Note 13 from KES 27,499, making cutting-edge technology accessible to a wider audience.

Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G: The Flagship Xiaomi Experience

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G stands at the pinnacle of the series, boasting an ultra-high resolution 200MP main camera with optical image stabilisation (OIS) for capturing detailed photographs. It features a large 1/1.4″ sensor, an f/1.65 aperture, and Tetra2 pixel technology, ensuring exceptional image quality even in low light conditions. The device also offers 2x/4x lossless zoom, allowing for detailed close-ups and focusing on distant subjects. Equipped with a MediaTek Dimensity 7200-Ultra chipset and a 5,000mAh battery, the Pro+ 5G model supports 120W HyperCharge technology, capable of fully charging the device in just 19 minutes. Its display is a 1.5K AMOLED with 1800 nits peak brightness, protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus® and boasting an IP68 dust and water resistance rating. Pricing for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G is set at KES 73,999. (Read our review of the last generation Redmi NOTE 12 Pro+)

Redmi Note 13 Pro: Performance and Elegance Combined

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro features a versatile 200MP main camera, similar to its Pro+ counterpart, ensuring users can capture every moment with clarity and detail. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio G99-Ultra chipset and includes a 5,000mAh battery with 67W turbo charging, promising a full charge in just 45 minutes. The Pro model also flaunts an FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz AdaptiveSync refresh rate, offering a smooth and immersive viewing experience. The device is designed with durability in mind, featuring IP54 dust and splash resistance and an in-screen fingerprint sensor. Available in several captivating colors, the Redmi Note 13 Pro is priced starting from KES 41,999.

Redmi Note 13: Exceptional Value with Premium Features

The base model, Xiaomi Redmi Note 13, is equipped with a 108MP main camera and offers 3x lossless zoom, ensuring high-quality images with fine detail. It features an FHD+ AMOLED display and shares the 120Hz refresh rate of its more expensive siblings, providing a vibrant and fluid viewing experience. The device also includes a long-lasting 5,000mAh battery, ensuring users can enjoy its features throughout the day without frequent recharging. The Redmi Note 13 is designed to be both durable and stylish, with IP54 resistance and a variety of color options. With pricing starting from KES 27,499, it offers an exceptional combination of features at an affordable price point.

Comparing Specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi NOTE 13, NOTE 13 Pro and NOTE 13 Pro+:

 Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5GRedmi Note 13 Pro Redmi Note 13 
Camera200MP main camera   – f/1.65   – OIS 
8MP ultra-wide camera  – f/2.2
2MP macro camera  – f/2.4
16MP front camera
Same as NOTE 13 Pro+108MP main camera   – f/1.75
8MP ultra-wide camera  – f/2.2
2MP macro camera  – f/2.4
16MP front camera
Display 6.67″ CrystalRes AMOLED display  
Refresh rate: Up to 120Hz  
1800nits peak brightness
2712 x 1220 Resolution
Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus®  
Dolby Vision®  
Same as NOTE 13 Pro+6.67″ AMOLED display  
Refresh rate: Up to 120Hz 
1800 nits peak brightness   
Contrast ratio: 5,000,000:1  
2400 x 1080  
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
PerformanceMediaTek Dimensity 7200-Ultra, 4nm
LPDDR5
UFS3.1 – 8GB+256GB
12GB+512GB
Snapdragon® 7s Gen 2, 4nm
LPDDR4X
UFS 2.2  – 8GB+256GB
12GB+512GB
Snapdragon® 685, 6nm
LPDDR4X
UFS 2.2   
6GB+128GB
8GB+128GB
8GB+256GB20  
Expandable storage up to 1TB
Battery & Charging5,000mAh (typ) battery
120W HyperCharge
USB-C
5,100mAh
67W turbo charging
USB-C
5,000mAh
33W fast charging
USB-C
Audio Dual speakers 
Dolby Atmos®
3.5mm headphone jack
Dual speakers 
Dolby Atmos®
Same as NOTE 13 Pro
SecurityIn-screen fingerprint sensor 
AI Face Unlock
Same as NOTE 13 Pro+Same

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