A couple of months ago, Xiaomi officially announced the Xiaomi 14 series, the first handset of 2023 to take advantage of Qualcomm’s brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. As with most China handset launches, the initial launch was in China and it is expected that eventually it will make its way worldwide.
Unfortunately, that might not be the case with the Xiaomi 14 Pro. According to data from Xiaomi’s servers, the development of the HyperOS global ROM has ceased, suggesting that Xiaomi might not have plans to bring the Xiaomi 14 Pro to the rest of the world and could remain exclusive to China.
For those who are disappointed by this news, we get it, but there could be a reason for this. A report from last month suggested that Xiaomi could actually be working on an even higher-end version of the Xiaomi 14 that could bear the “Ultra” branding. This means that even though the Pro version won’t debut globally, the Ultra might.
The reasoning is that Xiaomi is hoping to push customers to adopt the higher-end (read more expensive) Ultra model instead of the Pro, so maybe that’s why they are skipping the Pro’s global launch. The Xiaomi 14 Ultra is currently rumored to debut in 2024, so we’ll have to wait and see what the launch details are then.
Source: Xiaomi UI