As promised, Xiaomi today unveiled its new flagship smartphone Mi 11 in China. Mi 11 is the world’s first Android smartphone to be powered by this latest Snapdragon 888 chipset. It ships with a 120Hz AMOLED display, huge battery, and super-fast wired and wireless charging, among other things. It is also Xiaomi’s first phone to not include a charger in this box, really like Apple’s iPhone 12 series.
Mi 11: Specifications
Starting with the design, Mi 11 is not only super thin and light at 8.06mm and 196 grams respectively. The device also features a minimal glass sandwich design, with a modest Xiaomi logo and a square camera island on the rear. It has two stereo speakers tuned by Harmon Kardon.
According to the leaks, the smartphone features a 6.81-inch 2K AMOLED screen that is curved on all four edges. This panel has a 120Hz refresh rate also a 480Hz touch response rate (another first for Xiaomi), which performs it perfectly for gaming lovers.
Also, the screen has a resolution of 3200 x 1440 pixels, maximum brightness of up to 1500 nits, pixel density of 515 PPI, and HDR10 + 10-bit certification. The front is also protected by this latest Gorilla Glass Victus (or Gorilla Glass 7). There’s a punch-out cutout with a 20MP selfie camera at the top left.
First Snapdragon 888 phone
Mi 11 is powered by the 5nm Snapdragon 888 chipset, along with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of onboard UFS 3.1 storage. You can see how the Snapdragon 888 compares to the A14 Bionic right here. And if you’re looking for Snapdragon 888 benchmarks, you might want this link.
MI 11 IS THE WORLD’S FIRST SNAPDRAGON 888 PHONES, ARRIVING AHEAD OF SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 AND REALME’S RUMORED KOI FLAGSHIP.
Mi 11 also appears as this latest MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11. On the connectivity front, the smartphone supports dual-mode 5G, Wi-Fi 6 with download speeds of up to 3.5Gbps, Bluetooth 5.2, and a USB charging port. type C in the background.
Battery + charge
This Mi 11 is provided with a 4,600 mAh battery also 55W wired charging support. Xiaomi boasts that you will be able to fully charge the battery in just 45 minutes with a wired charger. The device also supports 50W super-fast wireless charging. And hey, there’s not a huge difference in charge times.
You can charge your phone wirelessly (with the CNY 199 Wireless Charging Stand, sold separately) from 0% to 100% in just 53 minutes. The device also supports 10W reverse wireless charging.
The square camera island on the rear looks unique and is driven by a 108MP primary sensor (f / 1.85 and OIS). The Mi 11 also packs a 13MP (f / 2.4) ultra-wide camera with a 123-degree field of view and a 5MP telephoto macro camera. If you’re wondering, whatever is a telephoto macro camera? Well, this isn’t the first time you’ve heard about it. This Redmi K30 Pro (or Poco F2 Pro in global markets) was the first to introduce this sensor. It allows you to get closer to your subjects by zooming and not having to physically move the phone.
Mi 11:Price and availability
Mi 11 is priced starting at CNY 3,999 (~ Rs. 44,999) for the base 8GB + 128GB variant in China. The 8GB + 256GB and 12GB + 256GV variants are priced at CNY 4299 (~ Rs. 48,299) and CNY 4,699 (~ Rs. 52,799) respectively.
It will be available in three standard color combinations: blue, black, and white. If you want something more premium, you can go for the Smoke Purple and Khaki variants. They have a leather-finished back panel and a metal nameplate. Go one step further with the top-end Mi 11 Lei Jun Signature Edition (CNY 4,699 or ~ Rs. 52,799). It has a 3D textured glass with an iridescent blue hue and the Xiaomi CEO’s signature on the back.
Xiaomi Mi 11 + 55W Charger Pack
Following in Apple’s footsteps, Xiaomi may have removed the charger from the Mi 11’s box, but the company doesn’t leave users high. The company will also sell a Mi 11 bundle, which includes the 55W GaN smartphone and charger (priced at CNY 99), at no additional cost. This means you can get just the phone (if you already own a charger and want to help protect the environment) or a phone + charger bundle from GaN, which starts at CNY 3,999. What would your choice be? Let us know in the comments below.