The Xiaomi 14 and 14 Pro, the world’s first smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, have sold out in just four hours after going on sale in China. The devices, which were launched on Oct. 26, have surpassed the previous year’s sales records on major online platforms and achieved a sixfold increase in sales compared to the previous generation.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset is the latest flagship processor from Qualcomm, which boasts a 20% improvement in performance and a 30% improvement in power efficiency over the previous generation. The chipset also supports up to 200MP cameras, 8K video recording, and 5G connectivity. The Xiaomi 14 and 14 Pro are the first devices to feature this chipset, which gives them an edge over the competition.
HyperOS and Leica cameras
The Xiaomi 14 and 14 Pro also come with a new operating system called HyperOS, which is based on Android 14 and offers a smooth and customizable user experience. The devices also feature Leica-optimized cameras, which include a Light Hunter 900 primary camera with a unique Leica Summilux lens, a 50MP ultra-wide camera, and a 50MP telephoto camera. The devices also have a 32MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calls.
Design and battery
The Xiaomi 14 has a 6.36-inch flat OLED display with FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate, while the Xiaomi 14 Pro has a 6.73-inch curved OLED display with QHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. Both devices have an in-display fingerprint scanner and a punch-hole design for the front camera. The Xiaomi 14 has a 4,610mAh battery with 90W wired charging, while the Xiaomi 14 Pro has a 4,880mAh battery with 120W wired charging and 50W wireless charging.
Pricing and availability
The Xiaomi 14 starts at CNY3,999 ($546) for the base model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and goes up to CNY4,999 ($683) for the top model with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The Xiaomi 14 Pro starts at CNY4,999 ($683) for the base model with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and goes up to CNY6,499 ($889) for the special edition model with a titanium alloy frame, which has 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. The devices are currently available only in China, and there is no official word on when they will launch globally.