Whenever Qualcomm announces their next-gen chipsets, they do it towards the end of the year and the following year is when we start seeing phones that use these chipsets, but that could change this year.
Qualcomm has moved up the date of its Snapdragon Summit to late October, and now if the rumors are to be believed, Xiaomi could be the first smartphone maker to launch a flagship phone that will use Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset.
The company is rumored to launch their Xiaomi 14 series on the 27th of October, a day after the Snapdragon Summit, and the launch is said to consist of the base Xiaomi 14 and the more expensive and potentially more powerful and feature-rich Xiaomi 14 Pro. The rumors claim that there might be an “Ultra” variant in the works but that might only launch later.
It is unclear what we can expect from the new phones apart from the use of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, but it is rumored to come with a new design but it will still maintain the Leica-branded cameras as part of Xiaomi’s ongoing partnership with the legendary German camera maker.
Take this with a grain of salt for now, but if the 27th of October date holds true, we won’t have to wait much longer for the official details.