Xiaomi 13 Series, iQoo 11 Series And MediaTek Dimensity 8200 SoC Launch Postponed. Here’s Why


Mobile phone maker Xiaomi, which was due to unveil its flagship Xiaomi 13 series, has postponed the launch. Smartphone brand iQoo has also postponed the launch of the iQoo 11 series. Chinese tech giant Huawei and its chip maker MediaTek have also delayed their launches following the death of former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Jiang Zemin, according to a GSMArena report.

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Xiaomi has announced a delay in the launch of its Xiaomi 13 lineup through a post on Weibo. However, the phone maker has not mentioned the reason behind the delay. Xiaomi also added that a new launch date for the Xiaomi 13 line will be confirmed soon. The Xiaomi 13 series was originally scheduled to launch on December 1st along with Xiaomi’s custom UI, the Xiaomi Buds 4, and the latest version of the Xiaomi Watch S2, the MIUI 14.

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iQoo also posted on Weibo announcing the postponement of the launch of the iQoo 11 series. The series was to be announced on December 2nd.

Hsinchu’s MediaTek, a Taiwan-based chipmaker giant, has also posted on its official Weibo handle that it will delay the launch of its MediaTek Dimensity 8200 chip. The Dimensity 8200 mobile SoC was originally scheduled to debut on December 1st. The company has yet to confirm a new launch date for the chipset.

Meanwhile, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun made a big announcement earlier this week ahead of the Xiaomi 13 reveal. According to Jun, the Xiaomi 13’s battery life surpasses his new Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max’s battery his backup, a Weibo post said. The vanilla Xiaomi 13 model is expected to feature a 4,700mAh battery backed by 120W fast charging, media reports.

According to Xiaomi’s CEO Jun, the phone maker emphasizes “battery life over battery capacity.” He also added that his R&D team at Xiaomi is looking to make the device’s battery last up to two days. He showed test results highlighting that the Xiaomi 13 scored 1.37 for him, higher than his iPhone 14 Pro Max scored 1.28 for the second place. Another Xiaomi model of his on this list is the Xiaomi 12S, which in testing he got 1.24.