The name of Xiaomi’s upcoming line of high-end smartphones may change, according to rumors that started surfacing this Friday morning. As a result, the new devices would start using the number 14. And come as Xiaomi 14 instead of Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro.
This became clear when images surfaced of what appeared to be retail packaging for smartphones. And the photo comes from the distribution facility of a Chinese manufacturer.
According to a recent leak, the Xiaomi 14 series could debut instead of the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro
In addition, a screenshot of the standard Xiaomi 14 model leaked to the popular social media platform Weibo contains the numbers “2211133C”. That’s the one that recently appeared on TENAA.
The certification is silent about the functions of the Xiaomi 13. However, rumors point to a 6.2-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD + resolution. According to photos from OnLeaks, the front camera will be available in a hole. In the center of the top of the screen.
There will be a new design for the rear view camera module. For enhanced sensors with a resolution of up to 50 MP. With the 1-inch Sony IMX989 sensor similar to the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, the Xiaomi 14 Pro should have even more photographic power.
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The smartphone, which uses the October security patch and runs Android 13 under MIUI 14, is powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and has 12 GB of RAM.
Apparently, Xiaomi wants to skip the number 13 because it is associated with bad luck in many Western countries. That is, the company should follow the pattern of Chinese companies skipping the number 4 as it signals death in China.
At this time, neither Xiaomi nor any of its officials have commented on the validity of this material. In any case, the Xiaomi 13 or 14 series is reported to be unveiled soon, probably on December 1. Xiaomi aims to be the first company in the world to use the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. That explains why.
What do you think of the possible change? Does it make sense to skip number 13? Post your thoughts in the comments below.