The Redmi Note 13 Pro+ goes live in China with huge upgrades

What you need to know

  • Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Note 13 series in China, with sales kicking off in the country next week.
  • There are three models in the series: Redmi Note 13, Note 13 Pro, and the Note 13 Pro+.
  • The Note 13 Pro+ gets a bulk of the key upgrades this time, including Dimensity 7200 Ultra and IP68 water resistance.

The Redmi Notes series used to be focused on the entry-level segment, but that hasn’t been the case with the previous two launches. The series now targets the budget category with the base model, with the Pro variants clearly going after the likes of the Galaxy A54 in the mid-range segment.

That hasn’t changed with the Redmi Note 13 series. Now official in China (via GSMArena), Xiaomi’s latest mid-range offerings have a lot going for them — both on the design and hardware side of things — and as usual, most of the upgrades are limited to the Redmi Note 13 Pro+. So that’s where I’ll focus a bulk of the attention.

The Redmi Note 13 Pro+ has a new design that looks sleek, but what’s particularly great is the new leather back that features four different colors — it looks pretty distinctive, and the lack of a camera island makes the design look that much more clean. If you’re not a fan of leather, Xiaomi is also offering the device with a standard glass back.

Redmi Note 13 series

(Image credit: Xiaomi)

The big differentiator for the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ is that it has IP68 dust and water resistance. Xiaomi was working its way up to doing so, with the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ featuring IP53. With the switch to IP68, the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ is on par with the Galaxy A54, and it makes the device that much more resistant to the elements.