Xiaomi has unveiled its latest flagships, the Xiaomi 14 and Xiaomi 14 Pro. Featured with a trio package — HyperOS, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, and Leica cameras to provide the Xiaomi 14 series next-level of performance.
HyperOS, Xiaomi’s newly minted operating system, is set to replace MIUI in its upcoming devices, starting with the Xiaomi 14 series. Developed in-house, HyperOS is based on Android and a proprietary operating system called Vela. Unlike MIUI, HyperOS aims to offer a unified experience with seamless integration with over 200 categories of Xiaomi devices, including smartphones, tablets, connected homes and even cars.
According to Xiaomi, the new OS takes up just 8.75 GB of storage space, which is less than even iOS, which requires approximately 11 GB. The new OS offers a plethora of customization options, allowing users to choose clock designs for the lock screen and add various widgets to the home screen. It also features a revamped quick settings panel and shortcuts, making the interface more intuitive than ever.
HyperOS comes with redesigned apps and new features. For instance, the weather app now has new animations depending on the current weather conditions. The gallery app has also received a significant update, now featuring AI generative functions that allow users to change the backgrounds of images.
It also introduces new services like HyperConnect, a control center similar to Apple Home, compatible even with third-party devices. It also features HyperMind, an AI-powered assistant capable of text generation, document translation, and more.
HyperOS will initially be available on the Xiaomi 14 series but will eventually roll out to other Xiaomi devices. The update will be carried out in phases, prioritizing newer models.
The Hardware: Power of Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
The Xiaomi 14 features a 6.36-inch 1.5K OLED 12-bit 120Hz screen, boasting a peak brightness of up to 3,000 nits. Under the hood, it houses a 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor. It comes with a 4,610mAh battery, supporting 90W wired and 50W wireless charging. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.4, NFC, and a USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 port.
Xiaomi 14 Pro:
The Xiaomi 14 Pro features a larger 6.73-inch 2K AMOLED 120Hz 12-bit screen, also with a peak brightness of 3,000 nits. Like its smaller sibling, it’s powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip. The Pro version offers a beefier 4,880mAh battery, supporting 120W wired and 50W wireless charging. Connectivity features are similar to the Xiaomi 14 but include a USB-C 3.2 Gen2 port.
Both phones offer up to 16GB LPDDR5X RAM and 1TB UFS 4.0 storage, ensuring that you’ll never run out of space or experience lag.
The Xiaomi 14 series features a 50 Mpx Omnivision OV50H main camera, a 50 Mpx ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 50 Mpx telephoto camera. The Pro version takes it up a notch with a 50.3 Mpx one-inch sensor from Sony, promising better low-light photography. For selfies and video calls, it sports a 32MP front sensor.
Pricing and Availability
The Xiaomi 14 starts at 3,999 yuan (around $599 USD), while the Xiaomi 14 Pro begins at 4,999 yuan (roughly $699 USD). Both devices are currently available in China, with international release details yet to be confirmed.