The Xiaomi 14 Pro was presented alongside the classic Xiaomi 14. It takes the big qualities and goes even further, notably with a great new photo/video.
One of the stars of the day was called Xiaomi 14, but it shares the stage with another recently made official smartphone: the Xiaomi 14 Pro. As you can imagine, this smartphone will take the great qualities of its little brother and go even further in terms of characteristics and functionalities, particularly in the photo with an impressive new feature on paper.
Here is the main information to remember about the Xiaomi 14 Pro after its presentation in China.
“2K” screen and Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
The Xiaomi 14 Pro looks a lot like the classic Xiaomi 14, with a square and very imposing rear photo module. The borders still appear quite flat, despite a more pronounced curvature – but without zeal of the screen. Besides, let’s talk about this screen of the Xiaomi 14 Pro, because here too we go further than on the classic model.
The Oled panel of the Xiaomi 14 Pro is larger with a diagonal of 6.73 inches. The definition therefore naturally goes higher, to 3200 x 1440 pixels. The brand speaks of “2K» for a resolution of 522 pixels per inch. We still have a refresh rate ranging from 1 to 120 Hz with LTPO technology and a maximum brightness of 3000 cd/m². Added to this is a solution to avoid eye fatigue and another for better responsiveness under the finger. Also worth mentioning is Dolby Vision HDR10+ compatibility.
Inside, the Xiaomi 14 Pro obviously has the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 like its little brother. These are the first smartphones to benefit from Qualcomm’s new best chip. We are therefore still waiting to see the real strong argument of this Pro version to stand out. Xiaomi knows this and has taken particular care with its announcement on the photo side.
A big photo novelty for the Xiaomi 14 Pro
The Xiaomi 14 Pro indeed has an ace up its sleeve that attracts attention: the variable aperture on its main camera. The function is called “stepless variable aperture” in English. Concretely, you can easily go from an aperture of f/1.42 to f/4.0. In other words, you can modify the amount of light entering the camera as you wish and play with the depth of field. And this, even during video recording.
This function is offered on the main 50 Mpx photo sensor which has a size of 1/1.31 inch for a focal length equivalent to 23 mm. It will be necessary to test the smartphone to check if this size is sufficient to fully exploit this attractive technology on paper. Note that the Xiaomi 14 Pro uses the same sensor as the Xiaomi 14 here.
This is also the case for the rest of the photo configuration. There is a 50 Mpx ultra wide-angle (f/2.2; 14 mm equivalent) and a 3.2 x telephoto lens (f/2.0, 75 mm equivalent). The real plus of the Xiaomi 14 Pro therefore lies in its ability to change aperture with great freedom. We will also note in passing that an aperture of f/1.42 is impressive and should allow good performance in low light (more light reaches the sensor).
There are still a few interesting things to note about the Xiaomi 14 Pro: the battery has a capacity of 4880 mAh and can be recharged at up to 120 W wired – 50 W with a wireless charger.
Another small specificity: the smartphone is entitled to USB 3.2 Gen 2 (compared to Gen 1 for the Xiaomi 14). The smartphone is also waterproof with IP68 certification. On the software side, the Chinese version of the Xiaomi 14 Pro tastes of HyperOS. We do not yet know in what sauce the European models will be eaten.
Xiaomi 14 Pro price and release date
In China, the Xiaomi 14 Pro exists in several variants:
- 12/256 GB at 4999 yuan;
- 16/512 GB at 5499 yuan;
- 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage at 5999 yuan.
While waiting to know the official prices in euros and availability in France – normally not for several months – we can already indicate that the prices in yuan are worth approximately 647, 712 and 793 euros respectively, but excluding taxes. In Europe, the products will be more expensive.
In China, a version of the Xiaomi 14 Pro in titanium was also presented.