Xiaomi 14 Pro Titanium edition goes live with two-way satellite communication

Peter, 22 February 2024

Satellite connectivity was something that was rumored about the Xiaomi 14 Pro, but the models that were launched in China back in November didn’t have it. That is because the feature is limited to the Titanium clad special edition model.

This model is now up on Xiaomi’s online store in China at a price of CNY 7,000 with 16GB of RAM and 1TB storage. For comparison, the regular 16GB/1TB model costs CNY 6,000. Even the base Xiaomi 14 Ultra is CNY 6,500, though the titanium variant of that is CNY 8,800.

The two-way satellite connectivity is there in case of emergency outside of the usual network coverage for carriers. The system communicates with China’s Tiantong satellites.

Xiaomi 14 Pro Titanium edition goes live with two-way satellite communication

Xiaomi hasn’t changed its mind and the Pro model will not be available outside of China. That’s not true of the Xiaomi 14 Ultra, which will be widely available and it too has satellite communication on board. Whether any carrier outside of China will support it is another question, however.

Both phones rely on the Xiaomi Pengpai T1 chip. Xiaomi even posted a demo video of the 14 Ultra establishing a call over satellite in the South China Sea.

As for the material that this edition of the Xiaomi 14 Pro is named after, the company says that it used 99% pure aerospace-grade titanium for the middle frame along with high-strength aluminum alloy. Additionally, Xiaomi Dragon Crystal Glass was used for the front and back of the phone. You will recognize it by the orange trim highlight around the camera.

Xiaomi 14 Pro Titanium edition goes live with two-way satellite communication

That camera is the same triple 50MP module as on the regular Pro. In short, a 1/1.31” sensor in the main with OIS and a variable f/1.4-f/4.0 aperture, a 3.2x 75mm telephoto lens and a 115° ultra wide (with AF).

The phone has a 6.73” 120Hz 12-bit LTPO display with QHD+ resolution and a 32MP front-facing camera. It’s powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and a 4,880mAh battery with 120W wired and 50W wireless charging.

Follow the Source link to Xiaomi’s store in China to have a closer look at the Xiaomi 14 Pro Titanium edition.

Source (in Chinese)


Reader comments

Youre correct yet it TILL is Samsung whom makes their displays ;) Cheers

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