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After weeks of rumours about the Xiaomi Mi 11 series, Xiaomi has finally unveiled the Mi 11 as its latest flagship phone. The Mi 11 is the first phone to be launched with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC which was launched earlier this month. Aside from the top-notch processing power of the Snapdragon 888 SoC on the Mi 11, Xiaomi also claimed to feature its most advanced display on the Mi 11. The display is made of an E4 light emitting material. The phone also has curved edges on all four sides and packs a 2K resolution. The device also packs triple rear cameras, with a 108-megapixel main camera.
The Mi 11 series sports a 6.81-inch 2K WQHD (1,440 x 3,200 pixels) AMOLED display with 1500 nits of peak brightness, 5000000:1 contrast ratio, and 515ppi of pixel density. It has a hole-punch design display with up to 120Hz refresh rate and can go down as low as 30Hz, depending on your usage.
The Mi 11 display offers DCI-P3 colour gamut and supports DR10+ and Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation (MEMC) featured on the OnePlus 8 Pro. There is also the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection on top, and 8,192 levels of brightness adjustment. Xiaomi claims that the Mi 11 has already achieved the A+ rating from screen analysis firm DisplayMate.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Camera
The Mi 11 packs a triple rear camera setup that houses the 108-megapixel main camera with a 1.6 microns pixel size. It also houses the f/1.85 lens and optical image stabilisation (OIS). The 1/1.33-inch primary camera sensor is said to be 3.7 times larger than that of the iPhone 12. It is also claimed to be twice the size of the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s primary camera sensor. The sensor is designed to capture up to 8K videos.
The camera setup also includes a 13-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.4 ultra-wide-angle lens that has a field-of-view (FoV) of 123 degrees. There is also a 5-megapixel tertiary sensor with an f/2.4 macro lens that has a focal length equivalent to 50 millimeters. Xiaomi has also developed a proprietary feature to capture low-light videos.
Under the hood, the Xiaomi Mi 11 runs on Android 10 with MIUI 12.5. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The phone comes with up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The phone also comes with slots for dual nano SIM cards. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, Infrared (IR), and a USB Type-C port. The device packs an in-display fingerprint sensor that also doubles as a heart rate monitor; however, it has not been medically approved. The Mi 11 comes with stereo speakers that are backed by Harman Kardon audio.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 packs a 4,600mAh battery that supports Mi Turbocharge 55W wired and 50W wireless charging. It also supports wireless reverse charging.
The Mi 11 is 8.06mm thick and weighs 196 grams. However, its vegan leather version is 8.56mm thick with a weight of 194 grams.
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Xiaomi Mi 11 Price And Availability
The Xiaomi Mi 11 price has been set for different configurations of the phone. The 8GB RAM and 128GB storage version of the Mi 11 has a starting price of CNY 3,999/ $ 611/ Rs. 45,000/ ₦ 233,088. The 8GB RAM and 256GB storage version has a price tag of CNY 4,299/ $ 658/ Rs. 48,300/ ₦ 250,575. The higher-end configuration with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage is priced at CNY 4,699/ $ 719/ Rs. 52,800/ ₦ 273,890.
As of 10pm CST in Asia on 28th December, the Xiaomi Mi 11 was made available for pre-orders in china. The device will be available for sale on January 1st. It will come in anti-glare (AG) frost glass finish in Horizon Blue, Frost White, and Midnight Gray, colours. There will also be a vegan leather version in Lilac Purple and Honey Beige shades.
However, Xiaomi is yet to make an announcement as to when or whether the device will be launched globally.
The standard version of the Mi 11 in China does not come with an in-box charger, while its bundle version will include a separate 55W GaN charger. Both versions are expected to be available at the same price.
Mi 11 Specifications
|Launched||28th December 2020|
|Launched in India||No|
|Dimensions (mm)||164.30 x 74.60 x 8.06|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4,600|
|Colours||Anti-glare frosted glass: Midnight Gray, Horizon Blue, Frost White Vegan leather: Lilac Purple, Honey Beige|
|Screen size (inches)||6.81|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||515|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888|
|Rear camera||108-megapixel (f/1.85, 0.8-micron) + 13-megapixel (f/2.4) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4)|
|Front camera||20-megapixel (f/2.4)|
|Operating system||Android 11|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.20|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|In-Display Fingerprint Sensor||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|