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The Xiaomi 14 Pro has a faster Leica camera and comes in a titanium version

The Xiaomi 14 Pro has a faster Leica camera and comes in a titanium version

It has only been a month since Xiaomi introduced the 13T series to the international market, and the company is already rolling out more flagship phones in China. Newly announced Xiaomi 14 The series is the first device to run the company’s supposedly more efficient and more interoperable HyperOS, which aims to bridge the gap between “human, automotive and home”. Naturally, these phones also feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor that was launched earlier this week, with the bonus of a faster Leica Summilux lens and a floating telephoto lens for both the 14 and 14 proalong with the powerful “Xiaomi Ceramic Glass” as well as the titanium version – literally “the extra thing” at the launch event – ​​reserved for the Pro model.

Starting with the Xiaomi 14, its 6.36-inch display features a new C8 AMOLED display panel jointly developed by the phone maker and TCL CSOT. This delivers an industry-leading peak brightness of 3,000 nits, as well as a combined pixel density of 460 ppi and a variable refresh rate from 1Hz to 120Hz. The phone also has a 4,610 mAh battery with 90W wired fast charging and 50W wireless fast charging. Audio-wise, you get a 4-microphone array — great on paper when it comes to noise cancellation for phone calls — and stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos. If water (and dust) resistance is a must, don’t worry, as all phones in this series are IP68 rated.


The high-end Xiaomi 14 Pro looks very similar, except it’s larger – it’s a 6.73-inch display here, and there’s a larger 4,880mAh battery (with faster 120W wired charging, and the same 50W wireless charging). You won’t do that be seen But it’s also worth noting that the 14 Pro’s USB 3.2 port delivers a massive data transfer speed of 10Gbps, which is twice as fast as that of the 14.

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If you put both models side by side, you’ll see how the four sides of both glass panels are curved on the Pro, with the top panel retaining the appearance of a flat screen to avoid distortion. The display has a 2K (WGHD+) resolution, which equates to an impressive pixel density of 522ppi. For the first time, Xiaomi has taken a page from Huawei’s book and made its own tough glass, aptly named ‘Xiaomi Ceramic Glass’. This is supposed to feature “10 times higher drop resistance and 1.25 times higher scratch resistance.” In fact, the 14 Pro Titanium version has both sides protected by this special glass, hence its 7g (0.25 oz) extra weight compared to the regular model’s 223g (7.87 oz) weight.

Xiaomi phone 14 Pro Titanium version


Both models come with a similar camera array, with the Summilux main lens featuring a new ‘Light Fusion 900’ image sensor (50MP, 1/1.3in, 1.2µm, OIS) with a supposed high dynamic range. While the main camera of the Xiaomi 14 has an f/1.6 aperture, the Pro has a variable aperture ranging from f/1.42 to f/4.0 for more versatility. For the first time, you get the same floating telephoto lens (3.2x zoom, f/2.0, OIS) on both models (instead of just the Pro), allowing you to easily switch between telephoto and telephoto mode. For ultra-wide photography, it’s a 50-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a 115-degree angle of view. For those who are curious enough, both the telephoto camera and the ultra-wide camera use the Samsung JN1 sensor.

Xiaomi is currently taking pre-orders for both models in China. The 14 Pro starts at 4,999 yuan (about $680) for the 12GB RAM with 256GB storage, and goes up to 5,999 yuan (about $820) with 16GB of RAM and 1GB of storage. terabyte. If you want the Titanium version, it’s the same top-spec, but will cost you 6,499 yuan (about $890). As for the more affordable Xiaomi 14, it starts at 3,999 yuan ($550) with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, then goes up to 4,999 yuan — which matches the base model of the 14 Pro — With 16GB and 1TB RAM. storage. There’s no word on when we can expect international availability yet, but given the style of recent Xiaomi flagships, it’s likely only a matter of time.

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