Xiaomi has officially launched the Xiaomi 14 Ultra in Japan, marking a major move into the Japanese market. The launch event as described by Lou Weibingwas met with great enthusiasm, with the hall filled to capacity, reflecting the high popularity of the device among users.

Price discrepancy between Japanese and Chinese versions

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra in Japan is available in a single 16+512GB configuration, priced at ¥199,900, which translates to roughly $1,285. This pricing strategy positions the Japanese version significantly higher than the Chinese version, which is priced at 6,999 yuan ($969). It is important to note that the Japanese and Chinese versions differ not only in price, but also in hardware specifications.

Hardware differences between Japanese and Chinese versions

One notable difference between the Japanese and Chinese versions of the Xiaomi 14 Ultra is the former’s lack of Jinshajiang battery technology. Therefore, the battery capacity in the Japanese version has been reduced by 300mAh to 5000mAh. Despite these variations, other key specifications remain consistent across both versions.

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Main features of Xiaomi 14 Ultra

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra boasts an array of impressive features that meet the demands of tech-savvy users. It features a 6.73-inch full-depth micro-curved screen with a resolution of 3200 x 1440 and supports a high refresh rate of 120Hz. Under the hood is Qualcomm’s third-generation Snapdragon 8 processor. To keep its lights on, this device comes with a robust 5000 mAh battery. The battery supports 90W wired fast charging and 80W wireless fast charging.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra

Camera system and imaging capabilities

One of the notable features of the Xiaomi 14 Ultra is its advanced camera system. Leica’s quad-camera rear setup includes a primary camera featuring Sony’s second-generation LYT-900 one-inch sensor. This sensor boasts a 1/0.98-inch ultra-large base and a single pixel size of 1.6μm, supporting OIS optical image stabilization. Additionally, Xiaomi has included its second-generation Infinity Camera Variable technology, allowing for a maximum aperture of f/1.63.

In addition to the main camera, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra has a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a 50-megapixel 3.2x telephoto lens and a 50-megapixel 5x periscope telephoto lens. All three lenses use the IMX858 sensor to ensure consistency in image quality at different focal lengths.


The entry of the Xiaomi 14 Ultra into the Japanese market signifies Xiaomi’s commitment to expanding its global presence. It also caters to different user preferences. The device comes with top features, premium build quality and advanced camera capabilities. Thus, it should make an impact in the smartphone competitive landscape.

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Xiaomi 14 Ultra enters the Japanese market – sells for $1,285