The Xiaomi 14 Pro has a faster Leica camera and comes in a Titanium edition

It’s only been a month since Xiaomi introduced the 13T series to the international market, and the company is already launching more flagship phones in China. recently announced Xiaomi 14 The series is the first device to run the company’s reportedly more efficient and more interoperable HyperOS, which aims to bridge the gap between “human, car and home”. Naturally, these phones also have Qualcomm’s AI-focused Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor launched earlier this week, with the bonus of a fast 14-inch lens and a floating telephoto lens for both the 14-inch lens. 14 proWith a stronger “Xiaomi Ceramic Glass” and a titanium version – literally “one more thing” at the launch event – ​​reserved for the Pro model.

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

Xiaomi 14 Pro
Xiaomi

The higher-end Xiaomi 14 Pro looks very similar, except for its larger size – there’s a 6.73-inch screen here, and a larger 4,880mAh battery inside (with fast 120W wired charging; the same 50W wireless charging, though). You will not Look This, but it’s also worth noting that the 14 Pro’s USB 3.2 port offers 10Gbps data transfer speeds, which is twice as fast as the 14’s.

If you put both models side by side, you’ll notice how all four edges of both glass panels on the Pro are curved, with the top panel retaining a flat screen look to avoid distortion. The display packs 2K (WGHD+) resolution, which equates to an impressive pixel density of 522ppi. For the first time, Xiaomi took a page out of Huawei’s book and created its own toughened glass, aptly named “Xiaomi Ceramic Glass”. It reportedly features “10 times more drop resistance and 1.25 times more scratch resistance.” In fact, both sides of the Titanium edition of the 14 Pro are protected by this special glass, so it weighs 7 grams (0.25 ounces) more than the regular model’s 223 grams (7.87 ounces).

Xiaomi 14 Pro Titanium Edition
Xiaomi

Both models come with a set of similar cameras, with the main Summilux lens featuring a new “Light Fusion 900” image sensor (50-megapixel, 1/1.3-inch, 1.2um, OIS) with reportedly higher dynamic range. While the main camera on 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 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), which lets you easily toggle between telephoto mode and close-up mode. For ultra-wide capture, it has a 50-megapixel f/2.2 camera with a 115-degree viewing angle. For those savvy enough to care, the telephoto camera and ultra-wide camera both use the Samsung JN1 sensor.

Xiaomi is currently taking pre-orders for both models in China. The price of the 14 Pro starts at 4,999 yuan (about $680) for 12GB RAM with 256GB storage, and it tops out at 5,999 yuan (about $820) with 16GB RAM and 1TB storage. If you want the Titanium version, it has the same top specs, but it 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 – matching the base model of the 14 Pro – 16GB With RAM and 1TB of storage. There’s no word yet on when international availability is expected to happen, but given the pattern of Xiaomi’s recent flagships, it’s probably just a matter of time.

This article was originally published on Engadget

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