The first phones with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 revealed and they are running the newest HyperOS by Xiaomi.
The Xiaomi 14 and 14 Pro have been unveiled, carrying the latest from Qualcomm: the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset and sporting revamped Leica-branded cameras and the newest HyperOS.
Unlike its predecessor, Xiaomi 14 Pro no longer bears the curved edges and now boasts a flat metal design, Though, the frame has a glossy, mirrored finish for that premium look. The phone’s appearance is also symmetrical in design.
The Leica-branded main camera is housed inside the camera island at the back. However, it’s not a 1-inch sensor but a custom Leica Summilux lens called “Light Hunter 900.” This has a variable aperture from f/1.42 to f/4.0.
The rear camera setup also includes the 50MP telephoto sensor and 50MP ultra-wide sensor. A single 32MP camera is installed at the front and it can record up to 4K video, just like the main rear camera.
Check out the specs of Xiaomi 14 Pro and its estimated price below.
The Xiaomi 14, meanwhile, is a solid compact version of the flagship, having the same design. But you may notice some details identical from its predecessor like the size, thickness, and flat-sided frame.
Although the screen is still 6.36 inches, Xiaomi 14 now boasts an upgraded 1200p LTPO OLED panel with 120Hz refresh rate and 3,000 nits of peak brightness. The rear camera setup is triple as well, albeit with a few nerfs.
The 50MP Light Hunter 900 has a fixed aperture and the 50MP ultra-wide lens appears lacking auto-focus and macro functions.
Check out the specs of Xiaomi 14 and its estimated price below.
If you want to up the ante, get the Xiaomi 14 Pro Titanium Special Edition. According to a report, this variant comes with a titanium alloy frame and a unique color.
The titanium is claimed to be 99% aerospace-grade paired with Xiaomi Dragon Crystal Glass for the front and back of the device. This edition has a configuration of 16GB and 1TB of storage, with an estimated price of $890 or ₱50,709.08.
The Xiaomi 14 series is confirmed launching outside of China, but there’s no word yet of the global release for the titanium special edition.