Xiaomi announces its next generation of value-packed camera phones

Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
(Image credit: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi has launched its next generation of Redmi phones, the Redmi Note 13 series. Historically, Redmi Note phones have been some of the best budget camera phones, offering respectable image quality in a keenly-priced handset. In recent years, as with many other things, prices have gradually increased with successive generations, but the new Redmi Note 13 phones are still designed to offer serious bang per buck.

Five different handsets make up the Redmi 13 line-up, with three being 'Pro' models. This trio shares the same 200MP, 1/1.4" primary rear-facing camera, equipped with a large f/1.65 aperture and OIS, while also being capable of up to 4x lossless zoom. Though not explicitly named, it's likely this sensor is the Samsung ISOCELL HP2 chip, due to its pixel count, and also Xiaomi's mention of Tetra2 pixel binning - a Samsung technology implemented in the ISOCELL HP2.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.