The Xiaomi 14 Series of phones was unveiled in China months ago, and now finally the company seems to be readying its debut on the global stage. Xiaomi is now teasing the launch of the Xiaomi 14 Series for the global market on their socials, with the official launch date pegged a day before the start of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
The new smartphones still retain Leica-branded optics, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processors, and an all-new floating lens design for the 50-megapixel telephoto camera. The pro variant also gets a titanium alloy frame, though that’s not standard on every device unlike the offerings of Apple and Samsung for their top-end offerings.
What’s interesting about these phones aside from the expected spec bumps and camera upgrades is the glass protection included with them. Instead of using Corning Gorilla Glass like every other flagship released so far this year, Xiaomi has opted to go with their solution, dubbed Longjing Glass. This glass protection is touted as being the hardest and most durable smartphone glass on the market with a Vickers hardness rating of 860 HV0.025 when the phones were launched in China last year.
Also debuting with the Xiaomi 14 series last year was 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.
We’ll be heading to MWC this year and hopefully, we’ll be able to look at the company’s new phones when they launch later this month.