In proper Xiaomi form, the smartphone manufacturer is reportedly planning to release the Xiaomi 14 Pro with a titanium chassis, making it the first Android phone to feature this material. The phone is expected to be released in the second half of 2023, and it will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor.
Titanium is a strong and lightweight metal that is more durable than aluminum. It is also corrosion-resistant and has a natural antibacterial property. These properties make titanium a good choice for smartphone chassis, as it can help to make the phone more durable and resistant to damage.
Both the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are rumored to feature Grade 5 titanium
Other Xiaomi 14 Pro Specs
The Xiaomi 14 Pro is also expected to feature a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It will have a triple-camera rear system, with a 50MP main sensor, a 12MP ultrawide sensor, and a 5MP telephoto sensor. The phone will also have a 4,500mAh battery and support 120W fast charging.
The Xiaomi 14 will boast a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset and a 4,860 mAh battery with 90W fast wired charging and 50W wireless charging. Xiaomi 14 Pro is expected to debut with the same chipset and a larger 5,000 mAh battery with 120W wired and 50W wireless charging.
According to Ice Universe, apart from the Xiaomi 14 Pro, the entire lineup is said to include the regular 14, 14 Pro Plus, and the 14 Ultra, so four models in total.
We also have our first look at an early schematic of the base Xiaomi 14. The illustration was shared by tipster Digital Chat Station who holds a solid track record for Xiaomi device leaks though as always this image may differ from the final design.
The move to a titanium chassis is a significant change for Xiaomi, and it could signal a trend toward more premium materials being used in Android phones.
Titanium is more expensive than aluminum, so it is likely that the Xiaomi 14 Pro will be a more expensive phone than previous models. However, the added durability and premium feel of titanium could make it worth the extra cost for some users.
Source: Ice Universe