Zero chances it copies something else, right?
Xiaomi launches yet another Redmi Note in a sea filled with Redmi Notes. This time, it’s the 13R Pro and it’s pretty hard to keep track of Xiaomi’s releases. If it gets confusing for consumers, so are we. The differing design barely helps. However, unlike the previously announced Redmi Note 13, the 13R Pro features a newer design. Well… not brand new because the phone looks very similar to the Infinix Zero 30. Xiaomi probably outsourced the same ODM for their needs which is a common practice in the smartphone industry.
The Note 13R Pro, unlike the Infinix Zero 30, is a lot weaker and a lot more affordable. It features a MediaTek Dimensity 6080 chipset (popularly and formerly known as the Dimensity 810). The phone’s components and spec sheet are highly identical to the vanilla Redmi Note 13. Just that this one comes with a new design. This is why we said the design difference barely helps.
Just like the Redmi Note 13, it uses the same 6.67″ OLED that has been recycled for three years now as well as the same 108MP Samsung ISOCELL camera that it is using. It also uses the same 16MP selfie, 5000mAh battery, 33W fast charging, 5G connectivity, but a single 12GB + 256GB combo option. The phone has more plastics so it’s slightly bulkier than the Redmi Note 13.
It’s available in China starting at CNY 1,999 (~PHP 15.4K) and it’s currently having an identity crisis since the vanilla Redmi Note 13 is already available globally and at a lower price point. In a nutshell, the phone is basically just the Infinix Zero 30 but what if Xiaomi manufactured it.
Source: Xiaomi (in Chinese)