Xiaomi introduces 14 phone series with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 soc and HyperOS – Tablets & Phones – News

Xiaomi announced its 14 and 14 Pro phones for the Chinese market. The smartphones will feature the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC. They are also the first phones to use Xiaomi HyperOS, which should eventually replace the current MIUI interface.

Xiaomi 14 It has a 6.36-inch AMOLED display with a variable refresh rate from 1 to 120 Hz. According to the manufacturer, the screen has a peak brightness of 3000cd/m² and supports Dolby Vision. The Xiaomi 14 is also getting the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC, which Qualcomm announced earlier this week. The phone will come with up to 16GB of Lpddr6x memory and up to 1TB of UFS 4.0 storage.

Moreover, the Xiaomi 14 will have a 4610 mAh battery with support for 90W fast charging. The manufacturer says that wireless charging is possible with a maximum power of 50W. The phone can also charge other devices wirelessly by placing those devices on the back of the device. This works at a maximum of 10 watts. There are three camera sensors on the back of the device. The primary camera has a 50-megapixel sensor with optical image stabilization. The ultra-wide-angle and telephoto cameras also have a resolution of 50 megapixels. There is a 32-megapixel selfie camera on the front of the device.

The Xiaomi 14 will initially be launched in China only. The cheapest model with 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage costs 3,999 yuan, which is equivalent to 518 euros. The most expensive model with 16GB memory and 1TB storage costs 651 euros. Xiaomi says nothing about international availability and does not mention official prices in euros. The Chinese brand previously released the Series 13 later in Benelux.

Xiaomi 14 Pro with a larger screen and 120W fast charging

The Xiaomi 14 Pro phone, in turn, has a 6.73-inch AMOLED screen, also with a variable refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. This time, the screen features a slight curvature on all four edges. The phone’s glass is also equipped with “Xiaomi Ceramic” glass: this should ensure that the screen glass breaks and gets scratched less quickly.

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The primary camera of the Xiaomi 14 Pro also has a variable aperture from f/1.42 to f/4.0. The 4880 mAh battery can be charged at up to 120 watts. The wireless charging power remains unchanged compared to the regular Phone 14 with a power of 50 watts. The Pro version also gets a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC, up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage.

Xiaomi will also release the 14 Pro for the first time in China. The model with 12 GB memory and 256 GB storage costs 4,999 yuan, equivalent to 651 euros. The most expensive 16GB/1TB variant costs €778, or €844 with a titanium casing.

Xiaomi HyperOS

The Xiaomi 14 and 14 Pro are also the first phones to feature HyperOS, which was previously announced. This should replace the Chinese tech company’s current MIUI interface. HyperOS will eventually come to other Xiaomi smartphones, but it should also appear later for wearables, cars, smart home equipment, and other devices from the company. The manufacturer calls HyperOS a combination of its Vela system and “Linux,” by which it refers to Android. The company shares some concrete details about the operating system in a press release. The first version of HyperOS will be based on the Android 14 operating system.

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