Xiaomi has presented its new flagship smartphone. The Mi 11 contains the brand new Snapdragon 888 chipset from Qualcomm as well as a 120 Hz display. New to the company’s Mi range, it is also the first in the range to do away with a charger in the box, the Xiaomi Bills as an environmental measure.
With that being said, you can go for the Xiaomi Mi 11 bundle version, which comes with a 55W GaN wired charger and is actually the same cost as the version without a charger. It’s also worth it, because the Mi TurboCharge system can fully charge the 4,600 mAh battery in 45 minutes.
There’s also support for 50W wireless charging – for a 53-minute full charge, assuming you have a sufficiently powerful charging pad – and 10W for reverse wireless charging for other devices. Even so, the phone is still 8.06mm thick, says Xiaomi.
On the front is a 6.81-inch AMOLED WQHD + display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a touch sampling rate of 480 Hz. It supports HDR 10+, DCI-P32 color accuracy and 900 nits of typical brightness, offers a maximum brightness of up to 1,500 nits and is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The body is covered with either anti-glare milk glass, midnight gray, horizon blue or frost white or lavender-lavender or honey-beige vegan leather.
Along with Snapdragon 888 chipset There is either 8 GB or 12 GB of storage and either 128 GB or 256 GB of storage. Connectivity includes 5G – with dual SIM, dual 5G standby support – as well as WiFi 6, NFC, an IR blaster and USB-C. The display has an in-screen fingerprint sensor with heart rate monitoring and a 20-megapixel selfie camera.
On the back there is a 108-megapixel wide-angle camera with a 1: 1.85 lens, optical image stabilization and 4-in-1 superpixel technology. It’s next to a 13-megapixel ultra-wide with a 123-degree field of view and an aperture of f / 2.4, as well as a 5-megapixel macro that can focus on subjects up to 3 cm.
As you would expect from a modern smartphone, there are various computer photography systems on board. Video filters, for example, can add various movie effects, and there are Hitchcock-style zooms and other adjustments that the Mi 11 promises to simplify.
Two Harman Kardon speakers are used and two headsets connected at the same time are supported via Bluetooth. The software is Android with MIUI 12.5 which, according to Xiaomi, has made some big strides in efficiency, especially in terms of the impact of system operation and live wallpapers on the battery.
Pre-orders begin today in China with the Mi 11 priced at 3999 RMB (586 USD) for the 8 GB + 128 GB variant. The top notch 12GB + 256GB Mi 11 costs RMB 4699 ($ 688). No word yet on availability outside the country.