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Xiaomi shows the Xiaomi 14 for the first time and confirms its processor

Xiaomi showed in public the Xiaomi 14, the high-end mobile phone that will debut in the coming days. Lu Weibing, president of the company, took the stage at the Snapdragon Summit to announce that will present its next terminal on October 26. The Xiaomi 14 will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor.

Although the date was confirmed, this It is the first time we see the Xiaomi 14 live and in full color. Weibing took the green model out of his pocket and showed it to the event attendees. The terminal will be available in four colors and will have HyperOS, the new operating system that will replace MIUI.

Outside of the presentation announcement and the presence of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, the president of Xiaomi did not provide more details. However, the image on the slide showed the new camera configuration that the Xiaomi 14 will adopt. The manufacturer maintains the arrangement of three lenses located in a corner of the back, although it now uses 50 megapixel sensors.

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Lu Weibing’s participation in the Snapdragon Summit was not the only news related to the Xiaomi 14. This morning, the company published a battery of images that show in detail the design of the mobile in three color configurations. Xiaomi used its Weibo account to offer some features ahead of the official announcement.

According to the photos, The Xiaomi 14 integrates a steel frame with rounded corners. On the front we find a 6.36-inch AMOLED screen with a hole for the front camera, while the back has an island where the cameras are located.

Xiaomi bets everything on photography

The Xiaomi 14 will arrive with three Summilux lensesthanks to the collaboration with Leica dating back to the 12S and 12S Pro. The main sensor is a 1/1.31 inch OV50H with a pixel size of 1.2 µm. Next to it we find a 50 MP (75 mm) telephoto and a 50 MP ultra wide angle.

The manufacturer shared some photographs captured with the mobile that show the performance in various light settings. In all of them, Xiaomi has included the values ​​of aperture, speed, ISO and focal length so that the most experienced fans have an idea of ​​their performance.

As with any advertisement, performance will have to be measured with phone in hand to verify that the Xiaomi 14 delivers what it promises.

How much will the Xiaomi 14 cost and when will it be available?

He Xiaomi 14 will be presented on October 26 in China and will be available before the end of the month in that country. For now, the release date and official prices for Europe and Latin America are unknown. The leaks ensure that we will see four variants with different RAM and internal storage configurations.

  • 12 GB of RAM + 256 GB of storage: 3,999 yuan (546 dollars or 519 euros).
  • 12 GB of RAM + 512 GB of storage: 4,299 yuan (587 dollars or 557 euros).
  • 16 GB of RAM + 512 GB of storage: 4,599 yuan (628 dollars or 597 euros).
  • 16 GB of RAM + 1 TB of storage: 4,999 yuan (683 dollars or 649 euros).

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