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Xiaomi launches Xiaomi 14 series internationally with next-generation Leica Optics, powered by Xiaomi HyperOS

Published: Monday, February 26, 2024, 3:26 p.m.

Xiaomi proudly announces the global launch of its flagship Xiaomi 14 Series at an exclusive event in Barcelona, ​​Spain, ahead of the Mobile World Congress 2024 (MWC). This launch underlines Xiaomi’s dedication to delivering exceptional experiences around the world.

By formalizing its strategic partnership with Leica in 2022, Xiaomi has redefined the mobile imaging industry, with the Xiaomi 14 Series as the pinnacle of this partnership, featuring Leica Summilux optics.

During the event, William Lu, partner and president of Xiaomi Corporation and president of Xiaomi International Business Department, presented the group’s newly upgraded strategy, “Human X Car X Home”, for global markets, focusing on the smart ecosystem.

The event also introduced other interesting products including Xiaomi Watch S3, Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro and Xiaomi Watch 2, which will soon be available for users in the UAE.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra: flagship of professional iImagery, unmatched performance and innovative design

Xiaomi introduces the Xiaomi 14 Ultra, a professional flagship that features an innovative circular camera module and stylish black and white designs for global markets. The robust Xiaomi Guardian structure guarantees durability with a high-strength aluminum frame, nanotechnology vegan leather and protective glass. Manufactured from a single block of aluminum, it offers 1.38 times improved frame strength.

The integral liquid screen, together with Xiaomi Shield Glass, achieves a consistent curvature, combining a flat screen with a curved edge. Xiaomi’s custom 6.73″ C8 WQHD+ AMOLED display offers an impressive 3200 x 1440 resolution, 522 ppi pixel density and a variable refresh rate of 1-120 Hz, backed by a maximum brightness of 3000 nits.

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra features a versatile four-camera system with focal lengths from 12mm to 120mm. The main camera features a variable aperture of ƒ/1.63-ƒ/4.0, ensuring perfect exposure settings. With Leica optics and a 50MP sensor, it supports 8K shooting at 30fps on all four cameras, capturing unparalleled clarity. The new Movie mode enhances videography, offering a 2.39:1 aspect ratio and a 180° shutter rule for an authentic cinematic look.

Introduced with the Xiaomi 14 Ultra, the enthusiast photography kit includes a two-stage shutter button, a zoom lever, a customizable video recording button, and an additional dial. It also serves as a 1500 mAh external charging battery bank, available for separate purchase.

Xiaomi 14: compact size, leading images and uncompromising experience

Designed for daily use, Xiaomi 14 measures 152.8mm x 71.5mm x 8.20mm and offers a comfortable grip. The triple camera setup covers a focal range of 14mm to 75mm and is designed with Leica Summilux optical lenses. The 6.36″ CrystalRes AMOLED 1.5K display offers an improved pixel density of 460 ppi and a maximum brightness of 3000 nits.

Both Xiaomi 14 and Xiaomi 14 Ultra feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 mobile platform, which provides optimized performance. The Xiaomi 14 Series takes advantage of Xiaomi IceLoop cooling for smooth performance in demanding scenarios.

Xiaomi 14 and Xiaomi 14 Ultra are powered by the Xiaomi Surge battery management system, ensuring long-lasting performance. Xiaomi 14 has a 4610 mAh battery with 90W HyperCharge and 50W wireless HyperCharge. Xiaomi 14 Ultra features a larger 5000 mAh battery with 90W HyperCharge and the latest 80W wireless HyperCharge technology.

Uncompromising hardware that unlocks your full performance potential

The Xiaomi 14 Series offers an optimized smartphone experience through next-generation processors, improved cooling and longer battery life.

Both Xiaomi 14 and Xiaomi 14 Ultra feature the Snapdragon®️ 8 Gen 3 mobile platform, which provides a 32 percent increase in CPU performance and a 34 percent decrease in power consumption. GPU performance sees a notable 34 percent increase with a 38 percent decrease in power consumption compared to the previous generation. The series is equipped with Qualcomm FastConnect 7800, featuring Wi-Fi 7 with a capacity of 320MHz. Xiaomi 14 Ultra goes further with High Band Simultaneous (HBS) Multi-Link for revolutionary high-speed multi-device connectivity.

Backed by the Xiaomi IceLoop cooling system, both devices ensure smooth performance in demanding scenarios such as video recording, computational photography, real-time artificial intelligence, and intensive gaming. Xiaomi 14 Ultra features the new Xiaomi Dual-Channel IceLoop system, dedicating a second thermal channel exclusively to the camera module to improve photography and videography.

For battery and charging, Xiaomi 14 and Xiaomi 14 Ultra work with the Xiaomi Surge battery management system, ensuring extended performance. Xiaomi 14 has a 4610 mAh battery with 90W HyperCharge and 50W wireless HyperCharge. Xiaomi 14 Ultra features a larger 5000 mAh battery with 90W HyperCharge and the latest 80W wireless HyperCharge technology.

The Xiaomi 14 Series features Xiaomi HyperOS, designed for the “Human x Car x Home” smart ecosystem. It features comprehensive refactoring, intelligent connectivity between devices, proactive intelligence, and end-to-end security. The series leverages cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology to enhance user experiences.

Wearables line: Smart Band 8 Pro, Xiaomi Watch S3 and Xiaomi Watch 2

Launched alongside the Xiaomi 14 series, a notable lineup of wearable devices includes Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro, Xiaomi Watch S3 and Xiaomi Watch 2, aiming to enhance user experiences in sports, health and wellness. The Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro combines fitness and fashion, with a 1.74″ AMOLED display with a 60Hz refresh rate, an elegant design with a thickness of 9.99mm and a weight of 22.5g, and a durable metal frame protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus®. It is its adaptability with quick release straps, which provides more than 200 watch faces and offers professional sports tracking with more than 150 sports modes. The device excels in monitoring health with a 4-channel heart rate module and a 289 mAh battery, which extends use up to 14 days.

Moving on, the Xiaomi Watch S3 emphasizes a classic watch design along with smart functionality. Its 1.43″ AMOLED display, interchangeable bezels and straps, along with more than 180 free watch faces, offer a high level of customization. The Xiaomi HyperOS system ensures superior performance and the device boasts an impressive battery life of 15 days with fast charging capabilities Introduces unique features such as automatic vertical insertion and one-handed operations for added convenience Sports enthusiasts benefit from more than 150 sports modes, including new modes for winter sports and health monitoring advanced, such as a 12-channel heart rate module and a fun “Sleep Animal” function based on a 7-day sleep pattern.

Completing the trio, the Xiaomi Watch 2, part of Xiaomi’s AIoT line, stands out for its comprehensive functionality and elegant design. Powered by Google Wear OS and the Snapdragon® W5+Gen 1 wearable platform, it ensures smooth performance and is compatible with a wide range of third-party applications. With a 1.43″ AMOLED display, aluminum alloy frame and various strap options, the Xiaomi Watch 2 combines aesthetics with comfort. Its notable features include a remote camera function, more than 160 sports modes (including sports modes winter) and enhanced health monitoring with a 12-channel heart rate module. Partnership with Strava and Suunto allows for seamless synchronization of sports and sleep data. The intriguing “Sleep Animals” feature adds a fun touch, representing the user’s sleep conditions based on a one-week pattern.

Price and availability

The Xiaomi 14 will be available in the UAE market on March 1 and will offer three color options: Black, White, and Jade Green. It will be offered in a single 12+512GB storage variant, with a price set at Dh3,299.

Following closely, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra will make its debut in the UAE market in April. It will be available in two stylish color options: black and white. Like its counterpart, it will also be available in a single 16+512GB storage variant.

Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro is gearing up to launch in light gray and black, offering competitive pricing starting at Dh279. The Xiaomi Watch 2 will be available in silver and black cases, respectively paired with a gray and black TPU strap, priced at Dh759. Additionally, the captivating Xiaomi Watch S3 will be available in silver and black variants and will be offered for Dh549.

Xiaomi 14 and Xiaomi 14 Ultra will include 4 generations of Android operating system updates, as well as 5 years of security patches. Users of the two devices are entitled to experience 100 GB of Google One cloud storage during a 6-month trial and 3 months of YouTube Premium with ad-free access to YouTube and the YouTube Music app.

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