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Xiaomi 13T Pro review. Review of camera, hardware, software, battery, design, screen and charging speed of Xiaomi 13T Pro.

Xiaomi 13T Pro review, price and specifications

Xiaomi 13T Pro

Introduction

Xiaomi’s mid-term flagship refresh is now underway, and the new T series will be remembered for offering a “Leica-ready” camera and finally bridging the gap between the Number and T series. They are also the first waterproof Xiaomi T phones. Today we’ll be reviewing the Xiaomi 13T Pro, which upgrades the standard 13T with a faster chip, faster charging, 8K video recording, and Wi-Fi 7.

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The Xiaomi 13T Pro is an IP68-rated smartphone with a familiar Xiaomi13-eque design. You can have it with glass back or eco leather. At its center is a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1220p with support for a 144Hz refresh rate, 12-bit color depth, and Dolby Vision.

Xiaomi has put the Dimensity 9200+ chipset in charge of the 13T Pro, which is MediaTek’s best SoC on the market. The phone has 12 or 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and UFS4.0 storage, which is the fastest on the market right now.

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The Leica rear camera setup has to be one of the most interesting parts of the Xiaomi 13T Pro. There’s a large 50MP main camera with OIS, another (smaller) 50MP camera with a 2x zoom lens, and a 12MP ultra-wide camera with fixed focus. The 13T Pro’s main camera supports up to 8K24 video recording, while the same imager on the 13T maxes out at 4K60.

The Xiaomi 13T comes with Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, which is a nice compliment to the Dolby Vision display.

Finally, the 13T’s 5,000mAh battery supports 120W fast wired charging, and according to Xiaomi, a full charge takes just 19 minutes.

Specifications of Xiaomi 13T Pro at a glance:

  • Body:  162.2×75.7×8.5mm, 200g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back or silicon polymer back, plastic frame; IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 minutes).
  • Display:  6.67 inch AMOLED, 68B color, 144Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 1200 nits (HBM), 2600 nits (peak), 1220x2712px resolution, 20.01:9 aspect ratio, 446ppi.
  • Chipset:  Mediatek Dimensity 9200+ (4nm): Octa-core (1x 3.35 GHz Cortex-X3 & 3x 3.0 GHz Cortex-A715 & 4x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A510); Immortalis-G715 MC11.
  • Memory:  256 GB 12 GB RAM, 512 GB 12 GB RAM, 1 TB 16 GB RAM; UFS 4.0.
  • OS/Software:  Android 13, MIUI 14.
  • Rear camera:  Wide (main)  : 50 MP, f/1.9, 24 mm, 1/1.28 inch, 1.22 µm, PDAF, OIS; Telephoto  : 50 MP, f/1.9, 50 mm, 1/2.88 inch, 0.61 µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom; Ultra Wide Angle  : 12MP, f/2.2, 15mm, 1/3.06in, 1.12µm.
  • Front camera:  20 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 0.8 µm.
  • Video recording:  Rear camera  : 8K@24fps, 4K@24/30/60fps, 4K/1080p@30fps HDR10+, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps. 10-bit LOG, gyro-EIS; Front camera  : 1080p@30fps, HDR10+.
  • Battery:  5000 mAh; 120W wired, PD3.0, QC4, 100% in 19 minutes (advertised).
  • Connectivity:  5G; Electronic SIM card with two SIM cards; Wi-Fi 7; BT 5.4; NFC; Infrared port
  • Miscellaneous:  fingerprint reader (under the display, optical); Stereo speakers

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The Xiaomi 13T Pro brings good features to the series, such as a more advanced camera and an IP68-rated design. But it also retains an old feature and probably the only potential failure we can foresee – the 20MP Quad-Bayer selfie camera.

And now it’s time to unbox the Xiaomi 13T Pro.

Unboxing Xiaomi 13T Pro

The Xiaomi 13T Pro comes in a thick paper box, unlike the small, eco-friendly boxes of Apple, Samsung, and Sony. The box contains the phone itself and a thin protective layer already on its screen.

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Inside the paper compartment, you’ll find a clear soft case and some play paper.

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Finally, the 120W GaN charger and USB-A-to-C cable are located at the bottom of the box.

Design, build quality, handling

Xiaomi 13T and Xiaomi 13T Pro have almost the same exterior. Luckily, we have two 13T models in two different colors – Alpine Blue and Black – and can show you the two circulating designs.

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The Xiaomi 13T Pro, as well as the standard 13T, comes in two versions – a dual-glass design and a glass front with a vegetal leather back, both with plastic frames in similar colors and a metal finish. The glass model has glossy back panels (available in green or black), while the Alpine Blue color with a panel covered in blue vegan leather will impress you the most.

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The front panel is completely flat and made of Gorilla Glass 5. The frame is also smooth and has a matte finish with small but visible and noticeable chamfers that provide excellent grip and enhance the look. Finally, the back is curved towards the frame on the longer sides, which makes the Xiaomi 13T Pro look a bit slimmer than it actually is.

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The Xiaomi 13T smartphones are the first T-series phones to receive IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, and we are extremely happy with this development.

Other than these design features, the Xiaomi 13T Pro is an ordinary smartphone. Let’s take a closer look at it.

On the front is a 6.67-inch OLED screen, which Xiaomi calls CrystalRes. This is probably due to the higher resolution which is now 1220 x 2712 pixels. This panel is packed with premium features like 144Hz refresh rate, 12-bit color depth, 480Hz touch sampling, 2880Hz PWM dimming, plus HDR10+ and Dolby Vision support!

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OLED has thin enough bezels, even on all sides. We’ve seen slimmer ones, of course, but they’re usually on more expensive smartphones.

There’s a small punch hole in the top center, one of the smallest we’ve seen so far, and houses the relatively modest 20MP Quad-Bayer selfie camera.

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There are two things that are invisible to the naked eye – the thin earpiece output and the under-display fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint sensor is always on, fast and reliable, and we had no problems using it.

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The phone also acts as a stereo speaker and has another audio output on the top of the phone.

The back of the Alpine blue model is absolutely stunning. The vegetable leather feels good to the touch and the light blue color is perfect!

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The camera housing is large, and this feature is one of the strong points of this phone. The enclosure is also made of glass, square in shape and surrounded by what looks like a black plastic frame. Everything protrudes from the large back, causing the phone to shake on the table. The accompanying case, as usual, solves the vibration problem.

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The 50-megapixel primary camera is on the top, while the 50-megapixel telephoto is on the bottom. These two have small rings around them that protrude just a little from the housing glass. The 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera and single-LED flash are around, but there’s no ring for the camera. There is also a small LEICA brand.

The frame is made of plastic, has a thick, thick feel and has a nice brushed finish that looks like metal. There is nothing on the left. The volume and power/lock keys are on the right side.

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The top of the 13T Pro has an IR blaster, a microphone and a stereo speaker output.

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The other stereo speaker, bigger and louder, is at the bottom along with the USB-C port, the main microphone and the cable tray.

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The Xiaomi 13T Pro measures 162.2 x 75.7 x 8.5mm and weighs 200g or 206g depending on the back. This puts it in line with other 6.67-inch caliber phones with similar specs.

We have been handling the Xiaomi 13T Pro for over a week now and have no complaints. The phone is solidly built and offers a secure enough grip, looks nice and is well-balanced despite the large camera on the back.

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We were happy to note that the Xiaomi 13T phones are now waterproof, which is amazing – no more worries around pools, on rainy days or near fountains.

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Overall, we think the Xiaomi 13T Pro deserves an A- for its Alpine Blue variant, as it’s visually stunning and smudge-resistant, and an A- for the dual-glass models, as the look They are more original and prone to stains and other adhesions. 

6.67-inch CrystalRes OLED screen

Xiaomi 13T Pro uses a 6.67-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2712 x 1220 pixels or a density of 446ppi. It is protected by a flat sheet of Gorilla Glass 5 and has a small hole near the top.

The Xiaomi 13T Pro’s display uses one of the most premium panels a smartphone can get these days. There is support for 144 Hz refresh rate, 12-bit color depth (up to 68 bytes of color), 480 Hz touch sampling, 2880 Hz PWM dimming. In addition to all these things, this panel has HDR10 and Dolby Vision certification.

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According to the official specifications, the screen has a maximum brightness of 1200 nits (that is, sunlight mode) and a maximum brightness of 2600 nits.

We have completed our display test and the numbers match Xiaomi’s advertising. When manually controlling the brightness slider, we recorded a maximum brightness of 493 nits.

When using auto-brightness mode or with sunlight boost enabled, the display can be much brighter – specifically 1100 nits.

The minimum brightness in the white point is only 1.9 nits!

Maximum screen brightness test

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Color accuracy

The Xiaomi 13T Pro screen supports the DCI-P3 wide color space. The display’s color options offer three different color models – Vivid (default, DCI-P3), Saturated (DCI-P3 with saturation boost), and Basic Color (sRGB). You can adjust the color temperature for each mode.

There is also a custom section where you can select the color gamut (primary, P3, sRGB) and adjust hues, saturation, hue, contrast and gamma.

The Vivid (default) option reproduces DCI-P3 faithfully, and we found it to be fairly accurate, with the exception of blue-whites and grays, but this can be remedied by choosing a warmer color temperature.

The primary color option conforms to sRGB and provides incredibly accurate rendering, including whites and grays.

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Display options

renewal rate

The display supports refresh rates up to 144Hz, and there are two refresh modes – custom (selecting between 144Hz or 60Hz refresh caps) and default (automatic switching behavior).

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Xiaomi has listed five refresh rate steps supported by the 13T Pro – 30Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz and 144Hz.

Adaptive refresh rate works as expected – dropping to 60Hz when the screen is showing static content. All streaming apps are also limited to 60Hz for UI and streaming. And of course, HFR incompatible apps like the camera app and Google Maps always render at 60fps.

The only time we saw the screen use 30Hz was for an always-on display.

While we never saw 144Hz across the UI, we can confirm that the display uses 144Hz in various games, benchmarks and compatible HFR applications.

HDR and streaming

The Xiaomi 13T Pro comes with Widevine L1 DRM support, and Full HD streaming with HDR10 and Dolby Vision support is available on popular platforms including Netflix.

battery life

The Xiaomi 13T Pro is powered by a 5,000 mAh battery, which is a slight upgrade over the 13 Pro and has the same capacity as the 12T Pro’s cell.

We’ve completed our battery life tests and the Xiaomi 13T Pro scored a very good 102 hours. On-screen tests are fairly average – the phone lasted about 13 hours in our web browsing test and 15 hours when playing looped videos. It can take more than a day when called.

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Our battery tests were automated using the viSerDevice app thanks to SmartViser. Endurance rating indicates how long the battery will last if you use the device for an hour a day of phone calls, web browsing, and video playback.

The Xiaomi 13T Pro has excellent standby performance (about 370 hours), which helped increase its total endurance to over 100 hours. But compared to the Xiaomi 13 Pro, it fared worse in all tests, but compared to the 12T Pro, it’s actually slightly better in almost every test.

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The video test was done in 60 Hz refresh rate mode. The web browsing test is performed with the highest display refresh rate if possible. See the relevant reviews for more details. To adjust the endurance rating formula to match your usage patterns, check out our all-time battery test results chart, where you can find all the phones we’ve tested.

Charging speed

Xiaomi 13T Pro supports 120W HyperCharge for its 500mAh battery. The phone comes with a 120W GaN charger and a convenient 6A-rated cable, so you can power it right out of the box.

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Just like other 120W Xiaomi phones, the 13T Pro supports Boost Charge mode – this feature allows for the fastest possible charging at 120W, but only when the phone is off with the screen turned off as a precaution against overheating. limit This option is off by default, but you can enable it from within the battery settings.

Naturally, we did our charging test with Boost mode, because otherwise, the phone is limited to 60W-80W charging.

The Xiaomi 13T Pro and its 120W charger are a great combination. We gained 33% in just 5 minutes. Then we clocked 51% charge in 10 minutes and 68% in 15 minutes! A full charge took 26 minutes, slightly higher than Xiaomi’s promised 19 minutes.

Charging speed

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During the 120W fast charge, the phone didn’t heat up, it just warmed up.

Optimum charging is available, an option that should extend the life of your battery.

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Battery options

Speakers

The Xiaomi 13T Pro has a traditional hybrid stereo speaker setup of the new type. These two pieces are placed behind special nets on both the top and bottom sides. The top speaker also plays the role of a phone and therefore has another output in the front.

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The top speaker is much quieter than the bottom and focuses more on high frequencies. But since it has two outputs – the Xiaomi 13T Pro offers a balanced sound output. The speakers support Dolby Atmos enhancement and it is turned on by default.

The Xiaomi 13T Pro scored well in our loudness test. The sound quality is also good – vocals are excellent, there is a slight bass, while the high frequencies could be richer.

Turning off Dolby Atmos makes little difference – it provides a slightly richer but more balanced output.

Android 13 with MIUI 14

The Xiaomi 13T Pro runs the company’s latest MIUI 14 on top of Android 13. Xiaomi promises four years of major Android updates and another year of security patches for the 13T series.

Xiaomi 13T Pro reviewLet’s take a quick look at what’s new in MIUI 14 on our Xiaomi 13T Pro unit. Only eight system apps cannot be uninstalled, which is a big leap from previous versions of MIUI. Other detailed optimizations include automatic compression for apps that are not actively used and a switch to turn off persistent notifications. These seem to originate from the Android 13 core rather than the MIUI shell. Privacy is also reviewed with end-to-end encryption and local processing of user data on the device.

Going through the list of expected new additions to MIUI 14 since its official release, we noticed that many things are missing from the international version of MIUI 14. Our unit lacks the new animated character widgets, but has the new style of enlarged folders.

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Expanded folders

We also didn’t find duplicate file merging, controls for switching between Xiaomi wireless peripherals, and the new family account features. However, there is improved text recognition and image extraction in the gallery.

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Text recognition from gallery

Other than these few changes, MIUI has not changed at all and users will feel right at home.

This time the split between a notification and Control Center is enabled by default, and that’s probably a good thing. We found this to be very convenient and a way to teach users about MIUI’s unique approach to the user interface. And if you’re not a fan, you can always switch back to standard notifications by swiping in a location.

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Lock screen • Home screen • Notification shade • Control center

The home screen, recent apps, and general settings menu are the same as always. The app drawer is also enabled by default, and we like that Xiaomi has placed the search bar at the bottom of the screen for easier access. There are custom and preset app categories for faster navigation.

Xiaomi 13T Pro reviewUnlike the standard apps menu of late, MIUI’s task switcher lists apps vertically and offers a few useful shortcuts. This is where you can open apps in floating windows. However, you can only have one floating app open at a time. If you want a faster shortcut for apps that support open windows, just enable the sidebar.

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Recent apps • Options • Floating window • Split screen • Enable app drawer

Notably, the sidebar varies depending on the scenario. In games, the sidebar provides several game-related features, while in video applications, the sidebar becomes the video toolbox. Allows you to run video applications in pop-up windows, screenshot, record screen, send content, and play video with the screen off, including on YouTube without a Premium subscription. The only thing is that the programs you want to enable this feature must be whitelisted in advance.

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Sidebar and video toolbox

Customization, as always, is a big part of MIUI. This system allows you to choose an always-on display style or a user interface theme. Apart from the ones that are already installed on the device, there is a theme store that offers you a wide selection. The themes themselves change not only the overall look but also the ringtones and system icons.

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Themes and always-on display

Moving towards privacy and security, MIUI comes with a pre-installed system security app. Aside from the extra layer of malware protection it provides, the app keeps many of the app’s settings and privacy features in one place. It can manage your blacklist, manage or limit your data usage, configure battery behavior and free up some RAM. It can also manage the permissions of your installed apps, define the battery behavior of selected apps, and apply restrictions to only certain apps.

MIUI 14 offers Memory Extension option which is enabled by default (you can disable it if you want). In our review unit, we can choose between 4GB, 6GB and 8GB of internal memory reserved as RAM expansion. Less important memory blocks should go here.

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When it comes to security, the fingerprint sensor is fast and reliable. We had no problems, even when we were out on a bright sunny day. There’s extensive functionality for the fingerprint reader, which lets you open an app or initiate an action as soon as you unlock the device – just hold your finger over the scanner when it unlocks. It’s very similar to OnePlus’ OxygenOS/Oppo’s ColorOS/Realme’s Realme UI, but this one doesn’t allow customization. We haven’t found a way to add shortcut apps, so you’re stuck with search and a QR code scanner.

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Fingerprint reader and shortcuts

There’s also an experimental feature that lets you use the fingerprint sensor to measure heart rate. It’s a bit of a bummer, but still a cool little addition.

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Heart rate monitoring with fingerprint sensor

MIUI comes with its own multimedia apps – there’s Gallery, Music and Mi Video (both with local and streaming options). A MIUI file manager is also on board. And of course there is a Mi Remote app that uses the integrated IR blaster.

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Gallery • Music • Video • File Manager • Mi Remote

All in all, MIUI 14 changed little more than the 13th iteration. At least on our Xiaomi 13T Pro unit, that is. Fast and customizable as always. Xiaomi has paid special attention to the touch part of this device and we found that its engine is clear, strong and accurate. Even if it is annoying or not strong enough, there is a tactile feedback intensity adjustment.

Performance and benchmarks, stress tests

The Xiaomi 13T Pro is the second smartphone to come with the flagship Dimensity 9200 chipset. In fact, it’s the 9200+ on this model, which offers higher CPU and GPU clock frequencies. This processor is built on TSMC’s second generation 4nm process (N4P) and brings many improvements.

Xiaomi 13T Pro reviewThe Dimensity 9200+ chipset has an octa-core processor with a main Cortex-X3 core @ 3.35Hz, 3x Cortex-A715 cores @ 3.0GHz and 4x Cortex-A510 @ 2.0GHz cores.

The SoC uses an ARM Immortalis-G715 MC11 GPU (@1164 MHz, vs. 995 MHz on the 9200) with a hardware-based ray tracing engine. The new flagship graphics unit brings Variable Rate Shading (VRS), twice the machine learning performance of the previous model, and ARM Fixed Rate Compression (AFRC) to reduce bandwidth usage.

MediaTek also offers a 6th generation AI processing unit – the APU 690, which is a 35% improvement over its predecessor in the ETHZ5.0 benchmark program. The chipset also supports fast LPDDR5X RAM with memory support of up to 8533MB/s and UFS 4.0 storage for fast data transfer and direct storage access to CPU cores.

The Xiaomi 13T Pro we have for this review has 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage. 12/256GB and 16GB/1TB models are also available for purchase in some markets.

And now, let’s run some benchmarks.

The performance of the Dimensity 9200+ CPU is on par with the best in class, as fast as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and about 10 percent faster than the regular 9200 chip inside the vivo X90 Pro.

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If you’re wondering where the biggest difference between the Xiaomi 13T Pro and the base model 13T is, it’s the GPU. While the 13T offers excellent mid-range GPU performance, the 13T Pro doubles that, delivering raw performance that’s faster than the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and a close match to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. it is good!

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The AnTuTu tests put the Xiaomi 13T Pro on par with the best-scoring phones in the world.

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The Dimensity 9200+ chipset is as powerful as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and is arguably one of the most powerful SoCs in the smartphone market right now. Gaming, even at high frame rates, is very comfortable and everything runs smoothly.

Xiaomi has also promised us an interesting phone with a proper cooling system. And our stress test confirms this.

First, we ran our usual COU stress test for an hour and got an incredible 77% stability. The phone warmed up after an hour of use at peak load, but far from hot.

We then ran the 3D Mark stress test – 20 1-minute GPU intensive test loops. The GPU ran at 100% for 15 minutes, but performance dropped to 67%. Considering we’ve seen flagships get 40% or less, that’s still a pretty good score. And the phone never got hot, it just warmed up.

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CPU test • GPU test

Overall, we give the Xiaomi 13T Pro a perfect mark for performance, stability and even cooling.

A triple camera developed in collaboration with Leica

Xiaomi has definitely upped its game and the partnership with Leica has made its high-end phones known for their excellent photo and video quality. Plus, having Leica’s Vibrant and Authentic modes means you’ll get the best of both worlds – uninterrupted performance like a Samsung and a real Apple-like display.

Back to the camera setup on the Xiaomi 13T Pro – it has a 50MP primary OIS, a 50MP telephoto and a 12MP ultra-wide shooter. The only difference with the regular 13T is the 8K video recording option with the main camera.

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The main camera relies on a 50-megapixel Sony IMX 707 1/1.28-inch sensor with 1.22 µm individual pixels and a Quad-Bayer RGB color filter. The sensor sits behind a 24mm f/1.9 stabilized 7-element lens (OIS).

The telephoto camera uses a 50-megapixel OmniVision OV50D 1/2.88-inch sensor with a Quad-Bayer filter and 0.61 µm pixels. The camera offers 2x optical zoom via a 50mm f/1.9 5-element lens on the main camera.

The ultra-wide camera relies on a 13-megapixel OmniVision OV13B 1/30.6-inch camera with 1.12 µm pixels. This camera comes with a 5-element 15mm f/2.2 lens. Focus is fixed at infinity.

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Finally, the selfie camera is rather disappointing. It has a 20-megapixel Sony IMX596 1/2.8-inch sensor with a Quad Bayer design. It comes with a 26mm f/2.2 lens and the focus is fixed.

Camera app

The camera app on the 13T Pro is more or less the same as other Xiaomis, but with a twist – the dominant color here is red, presumably in honor of the Leica collaboration.

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Another Leica-related touch is the processing “mode” you choose when you first start up the camera. The two options are Leica Vibrant (the default) and Leica Authentic (mostly color accurate), and once you get past the welcome screen, you can switch between them as you please. You have to be in one or the other – there are no “generic” non-Leica auto modes.

On top of that, there’s an “AI” key, because, of course, there has to be. It usually increases contrast and saturation depending on the scene.

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Camera app

The previously added Teleprompter video mode remains. You can paste your video script here and easily read it while recording your video. And now you can also enable or disable electronic stabilization, but only for Pro Video and Timelapse modes (this increases the field of view).

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Camera app

Apart from that, the app works like other recent Xiaomi apps. The main operation for switching modes works with side swipes, as expected, and you can also tap on the modes you can see to go directly to them. You can add, remove, and reset modes in the main rolodex by going to the More tab and clicking the Edit button, and you can also access it from the Settings menu.

At the bottom of the viewfinder, you have a flash mode switch, an HDR switch, and an AI switch. There is also a hamburger menu that includes additional options such as aspect ratio, self-timer, and grid lines. Aside from the 50MP mode, which apparently outputs at full resolution, you won’t find an option to adjust the output resolution for either camera (not that we particularly care).

At the near end, you have the camera’s zoom switch, which operates in one of two modes. The first is as simple as tapping one of the four dots that reveal ultra-wide (0.6x), prime (1x) and telephoto (2x) options. Or you can tap Active Zoom to reveal more zoom modes – 5x, 10x and 20x.

There is a well-featured professional mode where you can change the shooting parameters yourself. You can choose from 4 white balance presets or dial in the light temperature with a slider. There’s a manual focus slider (with peaking as an option), and shutter speed and ISO control with ranges depending on which camera you’re using – yes, you can access any of the three cameras in Pro mode.

Night mode is available on all four cameras, and there’s even night video for the main camera.

Finally, portrait mode uses the telephoto camera by default, but you can switch to the main camera if you want. For those who want more artistic portraits, there are different effects.

Day photo quality

Photo mode defaults to Leica Live mode with AI turned off, and naturally we chose this as the default mode for our tests.

We’d like to start by acknowledging that both modes seem toned down from the Xiaomi 13 series – the vibrant look is still brighter and brighter, but neither over the top nor over-processed. Authentic aims for more accurate colors and uses a darker exposure. But the color scheme is much more subtle now, if available at all.

Let’s talk about default photos. It is quite expected that they will be stored at 12.5 megapixels. They have resolved the details well enough, the sharpness is correct and there is no visible noise. Image processing is balanced and provides natural details in photos, especially foliage.

Colors in Leica’s Vibrant mode are, well, more vibrant and vibrant than true colors, but definitely not top-notch. Contrast is high, while dynamic range is wide enough, but not too harsh, contributing to the overall balanced look. HDR often comes into play.

One more thing – while there’s no camera or macro mode on the Xiaomi 13T Pro, the main camera can focus from as close as, say, 20cm or more, which is why we think it can be good for close-up shots. Use at the right time. .

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Main camera, 12.5 MP - f/1.9, ISO 50, 1/1019s - Xiaomi 13T Pro review Main Camera, 12.5MP - f/1.9, ISO 50, 1/5301s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review
12.5 megapixel main camera

Leica Authentic photos have darker exposures and offer truer colors and deeper shadows. This mode is great for green spaces as it provides much better photos. HDR was never activated on the Leica Authentic, and images look less processed and even more natural.

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Original camera, Leica Authentic

The 50MP photos from the main camera’s dedicated high-resolution mode are good – they’re more than just top-notch – there’s definitely some great upsampling going on here. If they’re downsized to 12.5MP, they don’t offer any more real detail, but they might look better because they’re not processed.

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50 megapixel main camera

12.5MP photos from the 50MP telephoto camera are excellent. They have enough detail and the Leica’s vibrant look matches the original camera. This means that they have saturated colors, high contrast and good dynamic range.

These photos are not as detailed as the ones coming from the main camera because the sensor is much smaller. In fact, grass and other complex details often dissolve the sensor and result in an overly sharp mess.

Overall, great photos, but Xiaomi needs to be gentler with that sharpening.

Telephoto Camera, 12.5MP - f/1.9, ISO 50, 1/303s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review Telephoto Camera, 12.5MP - f/1.9, ISO 50, 1/241s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review Telephoto Camera, 12.5MP - f/1.9, ISO 50, 1/1612s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review Telephoto Camera, 12.5MP - f/1.9, ISO 50, 1/1929 - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review
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Telephoto camera, 12.5 megapixels

Well, the Leica Authentic mode will not only deliver less processed and not over-sharpened photos, but will also be responsible for more accurate colors. And we think a slightly darker exposure here would serve these people well.

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Leica Authentic telephoto camera

The ultra-wide camera uses a 13-megapixel sensor but stores 12-megapixel photos and is advertised as a 12-megapixel imager. We’re a little suspicious of Xiaomi’s products, so it can get rid of the curved and soft corners.

By the way, the 12MP ultra-wide photos look good by default – the detail is mediocre, but sufficient for ultra-wide purposes. Noise is low, colors are lovely, dynamic range is wide.

These could benefit from a contrast boost, though, and perhaps a slightly darker exposure.

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Ultra wide camera, 12 megapixels

And if you think like us, Leuca Authentic mode will help you. It saves less processed images with truer colors, higher exposure and contrast.

Ultrawide Camera, Leica Authentic - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/123s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review Ultrawide Camera, Leica Authentic - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/1701s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review Ultrawide Camera, Leica Authentic - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/1161s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review Ultrawide Camera, Leica Authentic - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/722s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review
Ultra Wide Camera, Leica Authentic

Both Xiaomi and Leica offer a powerful portrait mode with several options to choose from – default (50mm, no enhancement), 35mm (cropped from the main camera), 50mm rotating bokeh, and 90mm soft focus. There is also a Full Body mode that takes portraits with the main camera.

The default portraits are taken with the telephoto camera and are incredibly beautiful. The subject is detailed, well-exposed, and noise-free, with natural rendering and lovely colors. The bokeh is lovely.

Indoor portraits bring softer subjects, but are still quite lovely.

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Default portraits (2x tele)

The original camera’s cropped 35mm portraits are just as impressive, and we can’t say they suffer from the 24mm crop. Maybe they were superlatives, we can’t know for sure. But still, another great batch of portraits.

Portrait with main camera (35mm) - f/1.4, ISO 50, 1/898s - Xiaomi 13T Pro review Portrait with main camera (35mm) - f/1.4, ISO 50, 1/2945s - Xiaomi 13T Pro review Portrait with main camera (35mm) - f/1.4, ISO 50, 1/100s - Xiaomi 13T Pro review Portrait with main camera (35mm) - f/1.4, ISO 125, 1/100s - Xiaomi 13T Pro review
Portrait with main camera (35mm)

And here are some examples of the 50mm rotary bokeh and 90mm soft focus. Swirly Bokeh shoots with a telephoto camera and the quality matches standard portraits, but it introduces color grading and changes the bokeh effect, specifically changing the shape of the blurred highlights.

The 90mm soft focus mode isn’t for everyone, that’s for sure. It zooms in on the telephoto camera and, as promised, everything is smooth.

50mm Rotating Bokeh - f/0.9, ISO 50, 1/361s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review 50mm Bokeh Rotation - f/0.9, ISO 50, 1/1252s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review 90mm Soft Focus - f/2.3, ISO 50, 1/347s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review 90mm Soft Focus - f/2.3, ISO 50, 1/1252s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review
Rotating Bokeh 50 mm • Rotating Bokeh 50 mm • Soft Focus 90 mm • Soft Focus 90 mm

The 20-megapixel selfie camera of the Xiaomi 13T Pro uses a Quad-Bayer sensor. Instead of 5 megapixels, it saves 20 megapixel images, which makes the situation worse. See, 20MP photos are poor in detail, everything is soft and looks great. Other than that – exposure is great, colors are vibrant and punchy, noise is low and dynamic range is decent.

These look great on the phone screen when not zoomed in, so we don’t see a problem with them being 5MP and working properly. But we also don’t know why Xiaomi is still using such old cameras in its flagship cameras.

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Selfie, 20 megapixels

Low light photo quality

The Xiaomi 13T Pro, like many other devices from Xiaomi, Samsung and Apple, offers automatic night mode processing in photo mode. Applies any simulated exposure and stacking as desired.

Auto Night Mode is the default, and we recommend leaving it as is – it rarely activates on the main and telephoto cameras, but almost every time on the ultra-wide camera – and it needs it.

All the samples you’re about to see from the main and telephoto cameras were shot in automatic night mode, with true night mode enabled only once. Going to night mode manually also won’t activate it because it’s not necessary.

The night samples from the main camera are easily among the best you can get from a smartphone, one night short of those coming from the 1-inch cameras on Xiaomi’s higher-end phones. Photos are incredibly rich in detail, wide with no visible noise. Excellent dynamic range and color saturation. Highlights in all photos are handled with admirable skill.

Main Camera, Auto - f/1.9, ISO 1600, 1/20s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review Main Camera, Auto - f/1.9, ISO 5000, 1/14s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review Main Camera, Auto - f/1.9, ISO 5000, 1/10s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review Main Camera, Auto - f/1.9, ISO 5000, 1/11s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review
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Main Camera, Auto - f/1.9, ISO 6400, 1/10s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review Main Camera, Auto - f/1.9, ISO 1600, 1/20s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review
Main camera, automatic

There is minimal, if any, difference between the Leica live shots and authentic night shots. Sometimes it looks like the color saturation is off a notch, but that’s about it.

Main Camera, Leica Authentic - f/1.9, ISO 2000, 1/20s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review Main Camera, Leica Authentic - f/1.9, ISO 5000, 1/11s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review Main Camera, Leica Authentic - f/1.9, ISO 5000, 1/14s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review Main Camera, Leica Authentic - f/1.9, ISO 8000, 1/8s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review
Original camera, Leica Authentic

The 50-megapixel telephoto camera also takes impressive pictures at night. When it comes to colors, dynamic range, noise reduction and overall processing, they’re just as great as the originals. However, the image sensor in this camera is smaller, which is why the photos are not as detailed and incredibly detailed.

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Telephoto camera, automatic

All 12-megapixel photos from the ultra-wide camera were taken with night mode, usually for 1 or 2 seconds. They’re good – they’re well exposed, the dynamic range is wide, colors are great, and there’s enough detail even if some of it is smeared by noise reduction.

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Ultra wide camera, automatic

Opting out of night mode on the ultra-wide camera is not recommended – the photos are usable but significantly noisier.

Ultra Wide Camera, NM OFF - f/2.2, ISO 4000, 1/14s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review Ultra Wide Camera, NM OFF - f/2.2, ISO 5000, 1/11s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review Ultra Wide Camera, NM OFF - f/2.2, ISO 6400, 1/10s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review Ultra Wide Camera, NM OFF - f/2.2, ISO 12800, 1/8s - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review
Ultra Wide Camera, NM OFF

And here’s how the main camera fares against the competition in our extensive photo comparison database.

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Xiaomi 13T Pro vs vivo X90 Pro and Motorola Edge 40 Pro in our photo comparison tool

Video quality

The Xiaomi 13 Pro can record videos up to 4K60 with both prime and telephoto. Ultrawide maxes out at 4K30, though it can handle 1080p60. Finally, 8K24 is only available for the main camera.

You can choose between the h.264 codec (the one used by default) and the more efficient h.265. There’s also always-on stabilization across the screen, which can only be disabled for professional videos and Timelapse.

Super Stable mode is available, a Teleprompter option, HDR10+ mode for the main camera, and you can use motion tracking focus for your videos shot on the main and zoom cameras.

The selfie camera is limited to 1080p@30fps, EIS is still available.

The video bit rate for 4K movies is about 56 Mbps and for 8K movies is about 100 Mbps. Audio is always recorded in stereo at 260kbps bitrate and always sounds great.

8K24 video from the main camera is okay – detail is average but still shows more than 4K footage – like numbers and readable license plate signs. Foliage and other random details look artificial, but footage is accurate enough to be usable if you want to extract more from your scene, noise is low, colors are accurate, and dynamic range is wide.

Main camera

Low-light 8K24 footage looks like an upgrade over 4K, but it’s incredibly smooth.

4K videos from the main camera are excellent – ​​we saw plenty of detail and well-developed complex subjects and foliage. The noise was well cleaned. Exposure and colors are true, dynamic range is wide, and contrast is high.

4K videos in low light are also high quality – rich in detail, low in noise and lovely vivid color saturation. The contrast is excellent and the dynamic range is wide enough.

The main camera also offers 1080p video recording in night mode, which improves exposure and dynamic range. Colors also receive a significant saturation boost. We don’t think it’s worth reducing the resolution for such unrealistic colors when standard videos are so great.

The always-on stabilizer works great.

Telephoto camera

The telephoto camera saves good, noise-free 4K clips with enough detail, true colors and wide dynamic range.

Zoomed videos are quite usable in low light – they retain enough fine detail. Exposure is good and colors are accurate. The video is noisy, but to the extent that it doesn’t spoil the quality.

The stabilization in this camera also works very well. We shot this test clip in 4K at 60fps for a change.

Ultra wide camera

4K videos from the ultrawide camera are also very good. Just like other cameras, the ultra-wide camera captures videos with sufficient detail, without noise, with excellent color reproduction, good contrast and wide dynamic range.

Ultrawide videos are usable in low light because they have good colors and aren’t completely ruined by noise, but they still have dark exposure and narrow dynamic range.

The stabilizer also works very well in this camera.

selfie camera

1080p clips from the selfie camera are well stabilized, with subjects always well exposed, with adequate dynamic range and vivid colors. Details are average at best though.

Finally, here are screenshots from each video.

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4K UW review - Xiaomi 13T Pro 4K 2x review - Xiaomi 13T Pro review
8K Native • 4K Native • 4K UW • 4K 2x
Original 8K - Xiaomi 13T Pro review Original 4K - Xiaomi 13T Pro review
4K UW review - Xiaomi 13T Pro 4K 2x review - Xiaomi 13T Pro review
8K Native • 4K Native • 4K UW • 4K 2x
Original 1080p Night Mode - Xiaomi 13T Pro Review 1080p selfie - Xiaomi 13T Pro review
Original 1080p night mode • 1080p selfie

Here’s how the Xiaomi 13T Pro compares to other devices in our extensive video comparison database.

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Xiaomi 13T Pro vs vivo X90 Pro and Motorola Edge 40 Pro in our video comparison tool

Review of the competitors of Xiaomi 13T Pro

The Xiaomi 13T Pro was an excellent smartphone that ticked all the boxes except one, the selfie camera. But even as it is, it’s shaping up to be one of the best deals out there right now, with a base price of €800 for the 256GB model.

Xiaomi 13T Pro review

The first alternative that comes to mind is the standard Xiaomi 13T. It’s €150 cheaper and still offers the same high-quality design, screen, camera experience, good battery life and software longevity. It charges a bit slower and the GPU is less capable, but mainstream users probably won’t notice any of that. So, if you are not an avid gamer, we suggest you check out the Xiaomi 13T.

If you’re in a market where the vivo X90 and X90 Pro are available, you might want to consider these. They are just as powerful, with a similar design and camera experience. In addition to everything, the Pro model provides you with fast wireless charging. Although Vivo and Xiaomi have the same selfie camera.

The Motorola Edge 40 Pro is a great alternative to the Xiaomi 13T Pro. It’s just as powerful, with the same cameras on the back and a great Dolby Vision OLED with a 165Hz refresh rate. The Edge 40 Pro beats the 13T Pro with a higher-resolution ultra-wide camera with macro mode, reverse wireless charging, and a much better 60MP selfie camera with 4K video recording. Ready For scores are also very good. However, there are some drawbacks – the photo quality of the ultra-wide and zoom cameras and portraits are not impressive.

Finally, the OnePlus 11 is now cheaper at around €700, and is a solid alternative for a higher-resolution ultra-wide camera with autofocus, a higher-resolution, more dynamic OLED display, and Gorilla Glass Victus panels. The phone doesn’t support HFR gaming, though it’s not fully waterproof, and its selfie camera is similarly classy.

Xiaomi 13T vivo X90 vivo X90 Pro OnePlus 11
Xiaomi 13T • vivo X90 • vivo X90 Pro • OnePlus 11

Summary

The Xiaomi 13T Pro is one of the best phones you can get for €800. It delivers on every single promise and has many class-leading features. The new IP68 rated design is classy and stunning, especially the one with the vegetable leather back.

The 13T Pro impresses with one of the best OLED displays in the industry, packed with premium features, and also boasts the tiniest punch hole. Additionally, the Xiaomi 13T Pro packs one of the fastest chipsets on the smartphone market, delivering excellent performance and stability across the board.

The Leica collaboration should pay off, as all the rear cameras offer excellent photo and video quality day and night.

Xiaomi 13T Pro review

The only real issue we encountered with the Xiaomi 13T Pro was the selfie camera. It’s a 20MP Quad-Bayer shooter that’s just an insult to any phone camera, let alone a Leica developer. Its photo and video quality is also quite average.

Some may be hoping for a longer zoom, but we’re guessing it’ll come with the Xiaomi 14 phones later this year.

The Xiaomi 13T Pro is one of the best phones out there, with top-notch hardware, exceptional performance across the board and a promising future. The launch price is also surprisingly good, and we recommend putting it at the top of your wish lists. You can tell we really liked this phone and we think you will too. Unless you’re a selfie person, then that’s a big no-no.

Why should we buy Xiaomi 13T Pro?

  • Premium design, IP68 rated, especially beautiful Alpine Blue.
  • Excellent OLED, 12-bit color depth, color accuracy, 144 Hz, Dolby Vision.
  • Very good battery life, super fast charging.
  • Good Dolby Atmos speakers.
  • Flagship performance and stability.
  • Excellent photo and video quality from all rear cameras, day and night.
  • IR blaster, 4 major Android updates promised, 5 years of security patches.

Why should avoid buying the Xiaomi 13T Pro phone?

  • The selfie camera is disappointing.
  • A 3x optical zoom camera was better than 2x

Source: GSMARENA.COM

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Unveiling of OpenAI new artificial intelligence capabilities

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OpenAI claims that its free GPT-4o model can talk, laugh, sing, and see like a human. The company is also releasing a desktop version of ChatGPT’s large language model.

 Unveiling of OpenAI new artificial intelligence capabilities

Yesterday, OpenAI introduced the GPT-4o artificial intelligence model, which is a completely new model of the company’s artificial intelligence, which according to OpenAI is a step closer to a much more natural human-computer interaction.
This new model accepts any combination of text, audio, and image as input and can produce output in all three formats. It can also detect emotions, allow the user to interrupt it mid-speech, and respond almost as quickly as a human during a conversation.
In the live broadcast of the introduction of this new model, Meera Moratti, Chief Technology Officer of OpenAI, said: “The special thing about GPT-4o is that GPT-4 level intelligence has been made available to everyone, including our free users. This is the first time we’ve taken a big step forward in ease of use.
During the unveiling of the model, OpenAI demonstrated the GPT-4o, which translates live between English and Italian, with its intuitive ability to help a researcher solve a linear equation on paper in an instant, just by listening to The breaths of an OpenAI executive give him advice on deep breathing.
The letter “o” in the name of the GPT-4o model stands for the word “Omni”, which is a reference to the multifaceted capabilities of this model.
OpenAI said that GPT-4o is trained with text, images, and audio, meaning all input and output is processed by a neural network. This differs from the company’s previous models, including the GPT-3.5 and GPT-4, which allowed users to ask questions just by speaking, but then converted the speech to text. This would cause tone and emotion to be lost and interactions to slow down.
OpenAI will make this new model available for free to everyone, including ChatGPT users, over the next few weeks, and will also initially release a desktop version of ChatGPT for Apple computers (Mac) for users who have purchased a subscription, starting today. They will have access to it. The introduction of the new OpenAI model took place one day before the Google I/O event, which is the company’s annual developer conference.
OpenAI
It should be noted that shortly after OpenAI introduced GPT-4o, Google also presented a version of its artificial intelligence known as Gemini with similar capabilities.
While the GPT-4 model excelled at tasks related to image and text analysis, the GPT-4o model integrates speech processing and expands its range of capabilities.

Natural human-computer interaction

According to OpenAI, the GPT-4o model is a step towards a much more natural human-computer interaction that accepts any combination of text, audio, and image as input and produces any combination of text, audio and image.
This model can respond to voice inputs in less than 232 milliseconds, with an average speed of 320 milliseconds, which is similar to the response time of humans in a conversation.
This model matches the performance of the GPT-4 Turbo model on English text and code with a significant improvement in converting text to non-English languages while being much faster and 50% cheaper via application programming interface (API). The GPT-4o model is especially better in visual and audio understanding compared to existing models.

What exactly does the introduction of this model mean for users?

The GPT-4o model significantly enhances the experience of ChatGPT, OpenAI’s wildly popular AI chatbot. Users can now interact with ChatGPT like a personal assistant, ask it questions and even hang it up wherever they want.
Additionally, as mentioned, OpenAI is introducing a desktop version of ChatGPT along with a revamped user interface.
“We recognize the increasing complexity of these models, but our goal is to make the interaction experience more intuitive and seamless,” Moratti emphasized. We want users to focus on working with GPT instead of being distracted by the UI. Our new model can reason text, audio, and video in real-time. This model is versatile, fun to work with, and a step toward a much more natural form of human-computer interaction, and even human-computer-computer interaction.
The GPT-4o model has also been extensively reviewed by more than 70 experts in areas such as social psychology, bias and fairness, and misinformation to identify risks introduced or enhanced by the newly added methods. OpenAI has used these learnings to develop safety interventions to improve the safety of interacting with GPT-4o. The members of the OpenAI team demonstrated their audio skills during the public presentation of this new model. A researcher named Mark Chen emphasized its ability to gauge emotions and noted its adaptability to user interruptions.
Chen demonstrated the model’s versatility by requesting a bedtime story in a variety of tones, from dramatic to robotic, and even had it read to him. As mentioned, this new model is available for free to all ChatGPT users. Until now, GPT-4 class models were only available to people who paid a monthly subscription.
“This is important to us because we want to make great AI tools available to everyone,” said OpenAI CEO Sam Altman.

Strong market for generative artificial intelligence

OpenAI is leading the way in productive AI alongside Microsoft and Google, as companies across sectors rush to integrate AI-powered chatbots into their services to stay competitive.
For example, Anthropic, a competitor of OpenAI, recently unveiled its first corporate proposal to Apple to provide a free program for iPhones.
“We recognize that GPT-4o audio presentations present new risks,” OpenAI said in a statement. Today we’re publicly releasing text and image inputs and text outputs, and in the coming weeks and months, we’ll be working on the technical infrastructure, post-training usability, and security necessary to release other methods. For example, at startup, audio outputs are limited to a set of predefined sounds and adhere to our existing security policies. We will share more details about the full range of GPT-4o methods in a future system.
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According to the report, the generative AI market saw a staggering $29.1 billion in investment across nearly 700 deals in 2023, up more than 260 percent from the previous year. Predictions indicate that the yield of this market will exceed one trillion dollars in the next decade. However, there are concerns about the rapid deployment of untested services by academics and ethicists who are troubled by the technology’s potential to perpetuate prejudice.
Since launching in November 2022, ChatGPT’s chatbot has broken records as the fastest-growing user base in history, with nearly 100 million weekly active users. OpenAI reports that more than 92% of the world’s top 500 companies use it.
At the presentation event last night, Moratti answered some questions from the audience and when he spoke in fluent Italian and the artificial intelligence translated his words into English, the hall was filled with excitement.
There is more. This means the next time you take a selfie, OpenAI’s artificial intelligence can assess your exact emotions. All you have to do is select a selfie and ask ChatGPT to tell you how you feel.
It should be said that OpenAI employees were so happy that ChatGPT asked them why they were so happy!

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