MWC: Xiaomi hits first and hits twice with the 14 series

They didn't even wait for the starting signal of the Mobile World Congress, in the preview Xiaomi presented its new 14 series, a step forward in all aspects of the previous generation. And the most notable feature is the bets on photography thanks to a consolidated partnership with Leica.

Although we will test it shortly to challenge its qualities, the series has very good performances on paper and the star is the Xiaomi 14 Ultra. These are its characteristics, beyond the photographic ones that we will unravel at the end.

Vegan leather in black or white, titanium frames and a high-quality look. The camera frame protrudes, although not as much as in the previous generation. The screen is 6.73 inches, AMOLED, with a brightness of 3000 nits and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Added to this is a Snapdragon 8 generation 3 processor, the most advanced currently and 16 GB RAM with 512 GB storage.

It is striking in their profiles that their thickness has been maintained despite having a 5,300 mAh battery with 90W fast charging and an 80W wireless one, faster than many brands with cable included.

So far we are looking at one of the mobile phones with the most advanced features on the market. But the cameras stand out much more. When evaluating the photographic section of A mobile phone is not only enough with the resolution of the lenses, it is also necessary to evaluate the sensor and optics. The last of these sections is signed by Leica, a guarantee of quality that for more than five years formed a partnership with Huawei and led the Chinese company to have some of the best cameras. And now it's Xiaomi's turn.

The lenses of the Xiaomi 14 Ultra are 50 MP (the main one), a telephoto of identical resolution and another… exactly: 50MP and that fulfills the super-telephoto function. As if this were not enough, it has a wide angle that has, exactly: 50 MP. The front camera, for its part, has a 32 MP lens. And all this with a one-inch Sony LYT900 sensor, probably the most advanced on the market. That is to say: excellent optics, sensor and resolution. You will have to try the linked software to know if it does it justice.

On paper we are facing one of the best phones of the year, although it is just beginning. The most interesting thing is Xiaomi's firm commitment to developing high-end mobile phones that compete head to head with the big two: Samsung and Apple.