Xiaomi has unveiled its flagship series for 2024; the Xiaomi 14 Pro and the Xiaomi 14. The smartphones were officially announced during the “Leap Beyond the Moment” event held on October 26, alongside the introduction of the Xiaomi HyperOS. HyperOS is the new operating system replacing MIUI, the brand’s previous operating system. The flagship 14 Pro took centre stage as the main highlight of the event.
The 14 Pro is the successor of last year’s Xiaomi 13 Pro which did pretty well in the market. The 14 series is the first to debut the new flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.
Let us see what the smartphone delivers.
Specifications of Xiaomi 14 Pro
|Weight||223g (glass version) | 230g (titanium special version)|
|Display type||LTPO AMOLED|
|Resolution||3,200 x 1,440|
|Refresh rate||Up to 120Hz|
|Glass protection||Xiaomi Longjing Glass|
|IP rating||IP68 dust and water resistance|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (4 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×3.3 GHz Cortex-X4 & 5×3.2 GHz Cortex-A720 & 2×2.3 GHz Cortex-A520)|
|OS||Android 14, HyperOS|
|RAM||12GB | 16GB|
|Storage||256GB | 512GB | 1TB|
|Rear camera||Main camera: 50MP |
Ultra-wide camera: 50MP
Telephoto camera: 50MP
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 7, Wi-Fi 6 Enhanced, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 4 and 802.11a/b/g WLA|
|Audio||Stereo dual speakers｜Dolby Atmos丨Spatial audio|
|Sensors||Proximity sensor | Under-screen ambient light (color temperature) sensor | Rear ambient light (color temperature) sensor | Acceleration sensor | Gyroscope | Electronic compass | X-axis linear motor | Infrared remote control | Flicker sensor | Laser Focus sensor | Barometer|
|Charging||120W wired charging |
50W wireless charging
Wireless reverse charging
Titanium Special Edition
|Price (expected)||12/256GB: Rs 128,000|
16/256GB: Rs 140,000
16GB/1TB: Rs 150,000
Design and Display
The Xiaomi 14 Pro is similar to last year’s Xiaomi 13 Pro. The major difference is the camera module. The camera module is slightly bigger than the 13 Pro. The camera module is squared in shape with curved edges. It is available in four different colour options; Black, White, Rock Green and Titanium Special Edition.
The first three colour options have a glass back and an aluminium frame whereas the Titanium Special Edition gets a Titanium frame just like the iPhone 15 Pro series. The frame has a raw Titanium finish and an orange accent around the camera module.
The frame on the Xiaomi 14 Pro is flat on the sides with slight curves on the edges with a shiny finish. The back is ever so slightly curved into the frame. The display is also slightly curved for an immersive visual experience. The display even though is slightly curved, you cannot feel the curved part rather flat.
As for the display, the Xiaomi 14 Pro features a big 6.73-inch 2K AMOLED screen with vibrant colours and a resolution of 3,200 x 1,440. It has a frame rate of up to 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of up to 240Hz. Additionally, it has a touch sampling rate of up to 2,160Hz.
It supports a wide P3 colour gamut for rich and accurate colours. It can reach a peak brightness of 3,000 nits making it handy during heavy lighting conditions and bright sunlight. As for protection, it uses Xiaomi Longjing Glass which is also called Dragon Crystal Glass which is 10 times durable than other glass protections. It also has IP68 dust and water resistance.
Performance and Storage
The Xiaomi 14 Pro debuts the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, built on a 4nm process. The chipset is said to have 30 per cent better performance than the 8 Gen 2. It includes an octa-core CPU with a high-performance Cortex-X4 core clocked at 3.3 GHz, five Cortex-A720 cores at 3.2 GHz for everyday tasks, and two power-efficient Cortex-A520 cores at 2.3 GHz. The Adreno 750 GPU handles the graphics performance for everyday use, multitasking and gaming.
It runs on the new Android 14 operating system with Xiaomi’s HyperOS. HyperOS is the new operating system that Xiaomi is replacing in place of the MIUI. HyperOS is more modern and streamlined, featuring less saturated colours and is also lightweight and efficient, leading to better battery life than the MIUI.
The Xiaomi 14 Pro is available in two RAM options of 12 GB and 16 GB. The 12 GB RAM option is paired with 256 GB storage whereas the 16 GB RAM option is paired with 512 GB and 1 TB of storage.
The Xiaomi 14 Pro has a triple rear camera setup that includes a 50MP Leica ultra-dynamic main camera with a Light Hunter 900 Custom image sensor and a wide f/1.42 – f/4.0 1024-level variable aperture. It supports a four-in-one pixel-binning technology and a 2.4μm pixel output and optical image stabilisation (OIS) for stable shots.
The other is a 50MP Leica floating telephoto lens with an f/2.0 aperture, ideal for zoomed shots with a 75mm equivalent focal length and OIS. It also supports Zoom EIS image stabilization for video recording. Lastly, it includes a 50MP Leica super wide-angle camera with a large f/2.2 aperture and a 14mm equivalent focal length, with a wide 115° viewing angle and quick autofocus (AF).
For video recording, the rear camera of the Xiaomi 14 Pro supports 8K video shooting at 24/30fps, 4K video shooting at 24/30/60fps, 1080p video shooting at 30/60fps and 720P video shooting at 30fps.
As for features, the rear camera of the Xiaomi 14 Pro includes Leica native dual image quality, Movie mode, Dolby Vision, Master lens package, Everything focus, Sound source tracking, Radio type, Sports capture, Short video recording, Portrait mode, Panorama mode, Cute photography, Professional mode, Time-lapse photography, Super Night Scene 2.0, Front and rear dual scenes, Document mode, VLOG video, Super Moon, Slow-motion shooting, AI watermark, Long exposure, AI magic kaleidoscope, AI camera, Portrait blur adjustment, AI beauty, Ultra-wide angle edge distortion correction, ID photocopying mode, Voice subtitles, Video filters, Video beautification, Video super anti-shake, Dynamic photos, Countdown photos, Level meter, Timing continuous shooting, Face detection, HDR, Custom watermarks and Voice-activated photos.
For selfies, the Xiaomi 14 Pro has a 32MP sensor. It also includes a lot of features such as Dolby Vision, Short video recording, Portrait mode, Front and back dual scenes, Time-lapse photography, Cute shooting, Voice subtitles, Video filters, Countdown photography, AI smart beauty, Portrait blur adjustment, Dynamic photos, Timed continuous shooting and Voice-activated photography. It can record 4K videos at 30/60fps, 1080P videos at 30/60fps and 720P videos at 30fps.
Battery and Others
The Xiaomi 14 Pro is powered by a 4,880mAh battery. For charging, it supports super-fast 120W wired charging and 50W wireless charging and you can even use it for wireless reverse charging. Using wired charging the smartphone can charge from 0-100 per cent in about 20 minutes. In terms of connectivity, the phone is equipped with Wi-Fi 7, along with support for Wi-Fi 6 Enhanced, Wi-Fi 5, and Wi-Fi 4 and Bluetooth 5.4 for wireless communication. It supports two Nano-SIM cards.
For audio, the Xiaomi 14 Pro features stereo dual speakers and supports Dolby Atmos and spatial audio for an immersive sound experience. It’s equipped with a variety of sensors, including a proximity sensor, under-screen ambient light sensor, rear ambient light sensor, acceleration sensor, gyroscope, electronic compass, X-axis linear motor, infrared remote control, flicker sensor, laser focus sensor, and barometer. It also includes an under-display fingerprint sensor for secure locking of the smartphone.
It is available in four colour options; White, Black, Rock Green and Titanium Special Edition.
As for the price, the Xiaomi 14 Pro is expected to be priced around Rs 128,000 for the 12/256GB option, Rs 140,000 for the 16/256GB options and Rs 150,000 for the 16GB/1TB option.