The Xiaomi 14 series, which includes the recently revealed Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, updated Leica-branded primary cameras, a fresh design, and Xiaomi’s new HyperOS, was presented by Xiaomi today as teased.
Xiaomi 14 Pro
The Xiaomi 14 Pro has a flat metal side in place of the curled edges of its predecessor. The frame features a mirrored, glossy appearance. The phone’s two glass panels taper slightly at the edge, and its design is symmetrical. Perched above a metal bezel adorned with a Parisian hobnail texture is the camera island.
The larger phone, the Xiaomi 14 Pro, has a 6.73-inch 1440×3200 px 12-bit LTPO OLED panel with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. This display’s specifications are largely the same as those of the 13 Pro. However, Xiaomi Longjing Glass covers this panel, which illuminates to a maximum of 3,000 nits. Additionally, Xiaomi notes that there are fewer bezels surrounding the screen.
In addition to the Titanium Special Edition, the Xiaomi 14 Pro will also be available in rock green, white, and black. Titanium alloy makes up its side with a matte finish.
Xiaomi introduced a new sensor called the “Light Hunter 900″ with a unique Leica Summilux lens in place of the 1-inch type sensor used in the Xiaomi 14 Pro. With 1.2 μm pixel size and 13.5 EV dynamic range, the sensor is a 50 MP 1/1.31” type. f/1.42 at its widest and f/4.0, when closed, is the variable aperture of the custom 23 mm lens. Despite the sensor being around 44% smaller than the 1-inch type imager of the 13 Pro from the previous year, the overall light-gathering capability remains nearly similar due to the approximately 80% brightness of the new lens.
Next is the 75 mm f/2.0 floating telephoto camera, which looks to have been taken directly from the Xiaomi 13 Pro of the previous year and is capable of 10 cm close-up shooting. Both 40 MP normal photographs and 50 MP portrait mode may be taken with it. The third camera is an ultrawide 50 MP f/2.2 14 mm lens with 5 cm macro capability.
Based on TSMC 4 nm technology, the Xiaomi 14 Pro is equipped with the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. Together with 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB of UFS 4.0 storage, the SoC is matched with either 12 GB or 16 GB of LPDDR5X RAM. It may be charged with a connected 120 W or a wireless 50 W source using the 4,880 mAh battery.
In China, pre-orders for the Xiaomi 14 Pro are being accepted for the 12/256GB, 16/512GB, and 16GB/1TB models in black, white, or rock green. CNY 4,999 (€650, INR 57,000), CNY 5,499 (€710, INR 62,500), and CNY 5,999 (€780, INR 68,700) are the prices, in that order.
Let’s get straight on to the Xiaomi 14, a respectable entry to the oversaturated small flagship market. Although the Xiaomi 13 from the previous year already featured a flat-sided frame and more angular edges, it still has the new symmetrical appearance of the Pro.
At 152.8 mm in length, 71.5 mm in width, and 8.20 mm in thickness, the Xiaomi 14 and its predecessor are nearly exact replicas of one another’s dimensions. There are two variants of the new phone available: a glass 193 g model and a lightweight nano-leather 188 g one.
Although the display still has a 6.36-inch diagonal, it is an excellent 1200×2670 px LTPO OLED screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a maximum brightness of 3,000 nits.
Though there are minor variations, the cameras on the smaller Xiaomi 14 may seem to be the same as those on the Xiaomi 14 Pro. The lens on top of the 50MP primary camera is a fixed-aperture 23 mm f/1.6 unit, but underneath is the same 1/1.31″ “Light Hunter” sensor with 1.2 μm pixels. Its 75 mm floating telephoto is the same, but its 50 MP 14 mm ultrawide lens doesn’t appear to have autofocus, which means it can’t do macro photography.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, together with 8 GB, 12 GB, or 16 GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB of UFS 4.0 storage, power the Xiaomi 14. 90 W wired and 50 W wireless charging are supported by the 4,610 mAh battery.
The Xiaomi 14 is currently available for pre-order, with prices for the 8/256GB model starting at CNY 3,999 (€520, INR 45,800), the 12/256GB model at CNY 4,299 (€560, INR 49,000), the 16/512GB model at CNY 4,599 (€600, INR 52,300), and the top-of-the-line 16GB/1TB model at CNY 4,999 (€700, INR 57,200).