Xiaomi recently introduced its 14 series in China, heralding a significant upgrade in their flagship line. A standout feature of these new additions is their display technology, sourced from a renowned Chinese supplier, TCL CSOT.
Both the Xiaomi 14 and its Pro variant showcase advanced display specifications, though there are subtle differences between them. The standard Xiaomi 14 is equipped with a 6.36-inch screen, delivering a resolution of 2670 x 1200 pixels, equating to 1.5K and 460 PPI. In contrast, the Pro version presents a more expansive 6.73-inch screen with a sharper 3200 x 1440 pixel resolution, translating to 2K and 522 PPI.
The innovation isn't just restricted to size and resolution. Both models utilize the C8 luminescent material, a collaborative creation of TCL CSOT and Xiaomi. This advanced material champions energy efficiency, reducing power consumption by an impressive 17% compared to its predecessors. Furthermore, it boasts an impressive 3,000 nits of local peak brightness.
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The 10-bit 1-120Hz LTPO screens, further enhanced with up to 12-bit software-based color depth, are another testament to their premium quality. They come with a 240Hz native touch sampling rate, which can be boosted to 2160Hz through software enhancements. Moreover, they encompass the entirety of the DCI-P3 color spectrum and are compatible with various HDR standards, including Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and HDR Vivid.
Physical attributes of the phones also distinguish the two models. The Pro model's screen slightly curves and contains an ultra-thin fingerprint sensor beneath the display, safeguarded by Xiaomi Dragon Crystal Glass. The standard model, on the other hand, features a flat screen protected by an unspecified type of glass and a traditional fingerprint sensor. Notably, Xiaomi 14 boasts remarkably thin bezels, with the top and bottom ones measuring 1.61mm and 1.71mm, respectively, setting a benchmark for flat-screen smartphones.