Redmi Flagship’s Drop to ¥1766: 41K Units Sold in 1hr, 16GB & 200MP IP68

The Release of Redmi Note 13 Pro+ Shakes Up the Mid-Range Market

OnePlus Ace3V’s release has reshuffled the mid-range market, as the powerful Snapdragon 7+ Gen3 performance is strong enough to outperform all chips found in mid-range phones. Redmi’s popular model, Redmi K70E, debuted at a price of 1999 yuan. However, faced with OnePlus Ace3V, they wisely chose to lower the price by 200 yuan.

Redmi Note 13 Pro+ is the flagship of the Note 13 series, and recently, its price has shown some flexing. The top-of-the-line version with 16GB+512GB has dropped from 2199 yuan to 1766 yuan.

Redmi Note 13 Pro+ belongs to the Note 13 series, with a screen and imaging capabilities that are top-notch within the Note series. Furthermore, it introduces the IP68 dust and water resistance feature not seen before in the Note series.

IP68 dust and water resistance has always been exclusive to high-end flagships known for their expensive prices. Adding an extra layer of protection provides enhanced safety. While the cost of IP68 is relatively high, it is justifiable. However, for mid-range phones, the costs are significantly lower, making it less cost-effective to include IP68 support. Nevertheless, as the flagship of the Note 13 series, the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ is expected to outstrip the Note 13 Pro and having IP68 dust and water resistance is one of its advantages.

Redmi has two models supporting IP68 dust and water resistance: the mid-range flagship Redmi K60 Extreme Edition and the Redmi Note 13 Pro+. While the former having IP68 support adds to its appeal, the latter’s IP68 support is bound to impact its price.

However, with the price drop, there is no need to emphasize this aspect for the Redmi Note 13 Pro+; it can simply be described as a great deal.

The screen is also one of the selling points of the Redmi Note 13 Pro+. It features a 6.67-inch 1.5K resolution flexible curved screen that supports a high refresh rate of 120Hz, a first in Redmi’s mid-range phones, with very high specifications.

It adopts the previous generation light-emitting material C7 from China Star Optoelectronics, with a peak brightness of 1800nit in specific areas, a global brightness of 1200nit, and supports 1920Hz high-frequency PWM dimming and automatic adjustment of brightness in thousands of levels.

In terms of performance, the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ is equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 7200-Ultra, using the same CPU architecture as the Dimensity 9200 of the same generation, with an Antutu benchmark score of over 800,000.

The Dimensity 7200-Ultra is a chip launched by MediaTek for mid-range phones, slightly less powerful than the Dimensity 8200/8100. Nevertheless, a score of over 800,000 is sufficient for daily use and will not cause any lag for three to four years.

Regarding imaging, the primary camera is a 200-megapixel Samsung HP3 sensor, with a sensor size of 1/1.4 inches, an F1.65 aperture, and support for OIS optical stabilization + EIS electronic stabilization.

In recent years, it’s rare to see smartphones using Samsung sensors as the primary camera due to the high optimization difficulty. The 200-megapixel Samsung HP3 is simply too much, even for flagship chips. Additionally, the image quality is not as good as Sony sensors, hence it’s only suitable for mid-range use.

If the Samsung HP3 could meet the requirements of flagships, Xiaomi would have used it long ago for the Xiaomi 13/14 series. So, is it logical for the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ to use it?

Nevertheless, for a mid-range phone, this is still a good feature.

In terms of battery life, it uses the same battery and fast charging as the Redmi K70, a flagship combination of 5000mAh+120W, charging to 100% in just 19 minutes, providing a day’s worth of power after a full charge.

Overall, from any perspective, the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ is a flagship in the mid-range segment. The Redmi Note 13 Pro series has previously achieved impressive sales with 410,000 units sold in the first hour. With the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ now priced at 1766 yuan, it is even more worth buying. Even as a backup phone, it is a great choice.

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