The Xiaomi 14 flagships are set to launch later this month, the company confirmed today on Chinese social media network Weibo. The announcement also revealed that Xiaomi has once again developed the cameras together with optics specialists Leica. The photography company will deliver the “best in this segment” Summilux lens for smartphones.
Addionally, the Xiaomi 14 series also gets a new image sensor for the main camera. What exact sensor that will be is the question. We’re betting on the new Sony LYTIA-T808 sensor with a stacked pixel design and a size of 1/1.43 inches. This chip was also introduced today in the OnePlus Open and Oppo Find N3. It offers significantly higher light sensitivity than classic sensor designs and will take night photography to a new level. At least, if we trust the marketing.
The Xiaomi 14 series will most likely have the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset at the helm. On Tuesday, October 24th, the annual Qualcomm Summit starts in Hawaii, the big star of which will be the new flagship processor. Xiaomi boss Lei Jun traditionally appears on stage at this event sooner or later and talks about the strong relationship between the two companies. Finally, he usually confirms the imminent arrival of the next Xiaomi flagships with Qualcomm’s new CPU under the hood. And supposedly this arrival is just a day later this year.
Back to Xiaomi – we expect at least two models, the Xiaomi 14 and the 14 Pro. In addition, there is the new Xiaomi operating system HyperOS, which has caused a lot of excitement in the last few days. However, the new interface should initially only launch in China, while a global release will most likely follow in the first weeks of 2024. The market launch in China should take place on November 11th at the latest. This date is Chinese Singles’ Day, one of the biggest shopping holidays in China.