Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Debuts with the Xiaomi 14 Series

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Debuts with the Xiaomi 14 Series

Right after Qualcomm released official benchmarks for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, the Xiaomi 14 series was announced in China as the first device to use Qualcomm’s flagship chip. Both the Xiaomi 14 and 14 Pro have flat frame sides and Leica-branded triple rear cameras, with the Pro version going for a more subtle curved display.

The standard Xiaomi 14 retains the core design language of its predecessor which includes flat frame sides and a 6.36-inch AMOLED display. The display now has a higher resolution at 1200×2670 and a peak brightness of 3000nits.

Most of the key changes on the standard Xiaomi 14 is with the cameras, where it uses a new 50-megapixel  Light Fusion 900 sensor for the main camera. The ultra-wide camera now uses a 50-megapixel sensor, while an all-new floating lens design is used for the 50-megapixel telephoto camera.

The Xiaomi 14 Pro, on the other hand, has a quad-curved display that has one of the thinnest bezels in any smartphone–even beating the already-thin bezels of the iPhone 15 Pro Max. Aside from the usual aluminum frame, the Xiaomi 14 Pro also has a version that uses titanium alloy. The Xiaomi 14 Pro has a 6.73-inch AMOLED display with a 1440×3200 resolution and a maximum brightness of 3000nits. Interestingly, the Xiaomi 14 Pro does not use Gorilla Glass–instead, it uses Xiaomi’s own Ceramic Glass.

The cameras on the Xiaomi 14 Pro are similar to the standard model but add an f/1.42-4.0 variable aperture system on the main camera and macro capabilities on the ultra-wide camera. Despite not using a 1-inch sensor, Xiaomi claims that the new 1/1.31-inch sensor should perform just the same. Perhaps, the Xiaomi 14 series might be able to showcase all of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3’s AI-powered capabilities, which is why they are more confident of the camera setup–on top of having Leica co-branding.

The Xiaomi 14 series will also debut the brand’s new HyperOS UI, which is described as “a fusion of Linux and self-developed Vela systems.” Xiaomi said that it took them 7 years to develop HyperOS, and the new UI aims to integrate all products under the ecosystem including the brand’s upcoming electric cars.

The Xiaomi 14 Pro starts at CNY 4,999(~Php 39k) for the 12GB/256GB model, with the Titanium Edition priced at CNY 6,499(~Php 51k) for the 16GB/1TB model. The standard Xiaomi 14, on the other hand, starts at CNY 3,999(~Php 32k) for the 8GB/256GB model. We expect both models to be made available globally, though pricing might vary.

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