Xiaomi 14 series released - First Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 & HyperOS flagship

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As advertised, Xiaomi finally launched the Xiaomi 14 series as the first Android flagship with the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. On top of that, it's also the first Xiaomi phone lineup to release with the company's latest HyperOS. In this article, we will be taking a look at the new phones by Xiaomi. 

Starting with the vanilla Xiaomi 14, it is available in four distinct colours - Jade Green, Black, White, and Snow Mountain Pink. It features a 6.36-inch OLED LTPO display with high-tech features, including 3000nits peak brightness (the highest one in the mobile industry so far), Dolby Vision HDR support, an adaptive 1-120Hz refresh rate and more. 


As aforementioned, Xiaomi 14 is equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset to provide superior performance and higher power efficiency with the most advanced processing technology. Some of the features were mentioned before at the Snapdragon Summit 2023, such as opening 30 applications simultaneously, maintaining a controlled temperature of around 43.2°C only, and generating up to 59.39FPS on Genshin Impact. 

Of course, the highlight would be the Leica Summilux optical camera lenses setup on the Xiaomi 14. Xiaomi integrated a new 50MP Light Fusion 900 image sensor which was designed to have a high dynamic range. With these combined technologies, the phone can reach a light intake that is up to 180% higher than that of Xiaomi 13. Additionally, its ultrawide and Leica 75mm floating telephoto lens are also 50MP, whereas the front camera is 32MP. 


Other noteworthy features include Dolby Atmos stereo speakers and a USB 3.2 Gen1 5Gbps port. Besides that, the Xiaomi 14 is equipped with a 4610mAh battery pack with 90W wired HyperCharge and 50W wireless HyperCharge. Speaking of which, the Xiaomi 14 Pro sports a USB 3.2 10Gbps port and a 4880mAh battery with a much faster wired HyperCharge speed of 120W.

The Xiaomi 14 Pro has some similar tech specs to the vanilla version but with some differences. It has a slightly larger 6.73-inch OLED display and adopts Xiaomi Ceremic Glass which is said to be extremely durable, having 10x higher drop resistance and 1.25x scratch resistance. All four sides and corners are curved as well and the company is calling it the All-Around Liquid Display. 


The camera sensors are the same but the Xiaomi 14 Pro has a ƒ/1.42 - ƒ/4.0 variable aperture capability for the first time. This allows the phone to automatically adapt to changes in ambient light, as well as control depth of field and bokeh effects by adjusting the aperture value. Users can also manually adjust the aperture value in pro mode. 

Finally, below are the official prices for each model based on memory variants:

  • Xiaomi 14 (8GB + 256GB) - 3999 Yuan (~RM2609)
  • Xiaomi 14 (12GB + 256GB) - 4299 Yuan (~RM2804)
  • Xiaomi 14 (16GB + 512GB) - 4599 Yuan (~RM3000)
  • Xiaomi 14 (16GB + 1TB) - 4999 Yuan (~RM3261)
  • Xiaomi 14 Pro (12GB + 256GB) - 4999 Yuan (~RM3261)
  • Xiaomi 14 Pro (16GB + 512GB) - 5499 Yuan (~RM3587)
  • Xiaomi 14 Pro (16GB + 1TB) - 5999 Yuan (~RM3913)


There's also a Xiaomi 14 Pro Titanium Edition which uses 99% titanium in its frame and costs 6499 Yuan (~RM4250). Xiaomi Malaysia has not officially announced when the Xiaomi 14 series will arrive here yet, so until then, let's just sit back and wait for it. 

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