"Xiaomi 14 and 14 Pro with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 coming Oct. 27"

Barely a month after the launch of the Xiaomi 13T and 13T Pro, the Xiaomi 13 may soon get a new successor. The Xiaomi 14 and 14 Pro are still expected this month and will presumably be the first to feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.

Xiaomi's naming scheme is not very consistent. Say downright confusing. The Xiaomi 13T announced less than a month ago seems to be the successor to the Xiaomi 13. So why would Xiaomi want to announce the Xiaomi 14 already?

Xiaomi 13 Pro in White
Possible soon successor to Xiaomi 13 Pro

Xiaomi's T series should not necessarily be seen as the successor, as Apple did with the S series. The T model is an interim update with lower specifications and a more affordable price tag. For example, the Xiaomi 13T does not have a Snapdragon processor like the Xiaomi 13, but a chip from MediaTek.

October 27

In that regard, this Xiaomi 14 is the successor to the Xiaomi 13, and not the Xiaomi 13T. And according to a Chinese source, the device may be coming as early as Oct. 27, along with the Xiaomi 14 Pro.

First with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

That date is not chosen randomly. It is right after the introduction of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. That will be introduced a few days before, and Xiaomi wants to be the first to put it in a phone. In that regard, Xiaomi is in a hurry. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is codenamed "Pineapple" and reportedly features a 1+5+2 layout running at 3.19, 2.96 and 2.27 GHz.

Digital Chat Station talks about the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Previously published post about the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

The CPU offers modest speed gains, but the real winner is the GPU. According to previously published benchmarks, it is nearly 40% faster than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

Titanium case

Little is yet known about the Xiaomi 14 series. A modified appearance is evident, as is the application of multiple Leica cameras. Rumors speak of a titanium body and satellite connectivity.

Both the Xiaomi 14 and 14 Pro have already been approved for the Chinese market, as evidenced by a previously published certificate with TENAA. Whether the device will be announced, by the way, remains to be seen. We usually see frequent material before a launch, something that has not happened so far.

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