The Xiaomi Mi 11 is now official and it is the first smartphone powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888 chipset, along with top-notch specs.
Up front, the Mi 11 sports a 6.81-inch QHD+ AMOLED display with all the bells and whistles including an in-display fingerprint scanner, a 120Hz refresh rate, a 240Hz touch sampling rate, and up to 1,500 nits of brightness, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
Inside, the Snapdragon 888 is paired with three RAM/storage variants — 8GB + 128G, 8GB + 256GB, and 12GB + 256GB. There’s no microSD expansion slot, but the storage should be more than enough for most. It also has a 4,600mAh battery with a 55-watt wired and 10-watt wireless fast charging.
As for the cameras, the phone has three at the back led by a 108MP main sensor with a 7P lens and an f/1.85 aperture. Its secondary cameras include an 13MP ultra-wide and a 5MP macro. While a 20MP selfie shooter resides on a tiny punch hole on the upper left of the display.
Other pertinent specs include 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 6, Harman Kardon tuned stereo speakers, and MIUI 12.
Price and Availability
The Mi 11 comes in six colors — black, white, blue, vegan leather, purple leather, and some special edition versions with Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun’s signature. As reported, it won’t come with a charger in the box in an effort to keep it green.
The Mi 11 are priced at CNY 3,999 for the 8GB + 128GB model, CNY 4,299 for the 8GB + 256GB, and CNY 4,699 for the 12GB + 256GB. It will be up for pre-order in China starting January 1, 2021.
There’s no news yet regarding local availability.
Xiaomi Mi 11 specs
- Display: 6.81-inch QHD+ AMOLED Display, 3200 x 1440, 515ppi, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
- RAM: 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM
- Storage: 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 Storage
- Rear Camera: 108MP Main + 13MP Ultra-wide + 5MP Macro, Triple Cameras, LED Flash
- Front Camera: 20MP Selfie Camera
- Network: 5G, 4G LTE
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, IR Port
- Others: In-display Fingerprint Scanner, USB-C, Harman Kardon Tuned Stereo Speakers
- OS: MIUI 12, Android 11
- Battery: 4,600mAh Battery, Wired 55W Fast Charging, Wireless 10W Fast Charging