Xiaomi 13 Lite could be a rebranded Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE and Xiaomi Civi 2

Xiaomi Civi 2 = Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE = Xiaomi 13 Lite.

Highlights
  • Xiaomi 13 Lite visited the IMEI database carrying the model number 2210129SG.
  • It’s the same model number associated with the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE, which is expected to be a rebadged version of the Xiaomi Civi 2. 
  • The rumour mill suggests the Xiaomi 13 series by the end of 2022.

Xiaomi 13 Lite visits the IMEI database and reveals its model number 2210129SG (G indicates Global model), as spotted by PriceBaba. It’s the same model number associated with another Xiaomi phone that stopped by the IMEI database a few days ago, the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE (via). Interestingly, the rumour mill suggests the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE is a rebranded version of the Xiaomi Civi 2 that was launched in September in China.

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The fact that the Xiaomi 13 Lite is in the works doesn’t come as a surprise. However, finding out that the phone is a rebadged version of the Xiaomi Civi 2 does take us by surprise. For those unaware, Xiaomi’s Civi series of phones typically remain exclusive to the Chinese market, but the company might have different plans for Civi 2.

Xiaomi 13 Lite IMEI database

This means Xiaomi plans to launch three phones with the same configuration but with different names depending on the market (it won’t be the first time the company does this). Things aren’t crystal clear right now, but some reports say that the Xiaomi 13 series official by the end of 2022. Everything could be evident after the launch event or via leaks leading toward the launch.

While we wait for that, here’s a quick recap of Xiaomi Civi 2 specifications to refresh your memory and give an idea of what to expect from the upcoming refreshed version of Xiaomi Civi 2, the Xiaomi 13 Lite.

Xiaomi Civi 2 specifications

Xiaomi Civi 2 flaunts a 6.55-inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED panel. A Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC runs the show and a 4,500mAh battery that supports 67W fast charging powers the package. It ships with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.

There’s a triple rear camera setup: 50MP primary, 50MP ultrawide, and 2MP macro. A dual front-facing camera setup: 32MP primary and 32MP ultrawide shooters take care of selfies and video calling needs.