While 2021 is just a few days away, Xiaomi has already announced its next-generation smartphone called Mi 11. The new Mi 11 is now officially the world’s first smartphone to come with the latest Snapdragon 888 SoC, along with a range of other flagship-level specifications.
With most companies nowadays offering multiple screen size options for all their flagship devices, Xiaomi only announced a single variant of the Mi 11 in China. While we can expect Xiaomi to expand the Mi 11 series at a later point, the new Mi 11 comes with a large 6.81-inch AMOLED display and QHD+ as its screen resolution. The AMOLED display is also backed with a 120Hz refresh rate for super-smooth graphical transitions. The display also features a fast 480Hz touch sampling rate. Xiaomi claims that the display has an impressive peak brightness of 1500 nits, along with the new Gorilla Glass Victus screen protection. There is also the latest Goodix under-display optical scanner that is said to also double as a heart rate scanner. The screen is also curved on both sides.
As for the performance, the latest Snapdragon 888 SoC is what powers the Mi 11, along with a massive 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The 8GB RAM model will come with internal storage options of 128GB or 256GB. The 12GB RAM variant of the smartphone is only available with 256GB of internal storage. Unfortunately, the smartphone does not have a slot for MicroSD cards, so this means you are stuck with the storage model that you will buy.
The camera department on the rear side of the smartphone features a triple-camera configuration. The main camera is a massive 108MP shooter with a sensor size of 1/1.33″, along with a 7P lens, and features an aperture of f/1.85. This camera is the same as the previous Mi 10 series. Then comes the ultrawide angle camera with a 13MP sensor and 123-degree angle field-of-view. The third camera is a 5MP shooter for macro photography. Xiaomi mentions that the Mi 11 comes with improved night mode capabilities. The smartphone also features a 20MP selfie snapper as a punch-hole camera, located on the upper left side of the AMOLED display.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 also houses a large 4600 mAh battery with 55W of wired fast charging and 50W of wireless charging. The device also has support 10W reverse charge capability. And while Apple has started the trend of “no adaptors on the box”, companies are already rumored to follow suit and Xiaomi is one of them. The company has stated that they will not include a charger on the retail packaging. However, the company also stated that consumers will get a free 65W adaptor if you don’t already have a compatible charger (this could vary based on region). That said, the new Mi 11 is compatible with all Quick Charge 4+/3+, and Power Delivery 3.0 adaptors.
The smartphone also comes with Harman Kardon optimized stereo speakers, dual 5G connectivity, WIFI 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and more. The Xiaomi Mi 11 will come in Black, Blue, White, Khaki Vegan Leather, and Purple Leather color options. There is also a rather odd, special edition Mi 11 with Lei Jun’s autograph plastered on the rear side of the device. While the announcement of the device is focused on China, for now, we will be sure to let you know once Xiaomi launches the Mi 11 for the UAE market.