Xiaomi has revealed the first smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 888 in the world. On December 28th, The Xiaomi Mi 11 launch event was in China. We now know what the phone looks like and its specifications, but in the coming months, there will possibly be a global launch where we will see worldwide price and availability.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Specifications
As you’d imagine, the latest smartphone packs a Snapdragon 888 that will fuel a host of flagship phones in 2021. A vapor chamber cooling system, 8GB to 12GB of improved LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage are also provided by the company. A 6.81-inch OLED display with QHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate is available on the Xiaomi Mi 11. The panel can achieve a peak brightness of 1,500 nits and has a remarkable 480Hz touch response, Xiaomi says.
Display and design
A 6.81-inch OLED screen powers this brand-new silicon, and Xiaomi has also introduced some notable features here. The device has a resolution of 2K QHD+ (3,200 x 1,440). The device has a refresh rate of 120Hz and a towing response rate of 240Hz, making it possible to upgrade over the 90Hz refresh rate panels of the Mi 10 band. Gorilla Glass Victus, and a peak brightness of 1,500 nits, are other notable display features. The screen on the Mi 11 is one of the best in the world for any smartphone and has been given an A+ ranking by DisplayMate. In reality, Xiaomi claims that through testing firm DisplayMate, the Mi 11 screen broke 13 records, including peak brightness for OLED panels, reflectivity of the screen, contrast, and color accuracy.
There are different colors and a range of finishes available for the phone, including glass and leather. Also include Harman Kardon tuned stereo speakers
The Xiaomi Mi 11 has a four-curved design to make it comfortable when held, with a curved display and a curved back. With a weight of 196 grams and a thickness of 8.06 millimeters, it is lighter and thinner than the Mi 10.
These are a telephoto macro with 108MP main, 13MP ultra-wide and 5MP, the latter of which is designed for both zoomed and close-up shots. The Mi 10 fits the first two snappers; the big improvement is the third snapper.
The Mi 10 had a 2MP macro and 2MP depth-sensing snapper, due to their poor functionality and resolution, which we found ourselves discrediting in our full review. Perhaps the Mi 11’s 5MP snapper can resolve that, and it does carry the ability to zoom optically, which was lacking from the Mi 10. Selfies inside the punch-hole cutout are done by a 20MP camera.
There is a video mode for Super Night Scene that allows you to use Night Mode to record videos in low-light. Along with a professional mode, Video LOG mode, support for HEIF format, Cinematic Lens, and a bunch of classic movie filters, 8K video recording is also available. Also available is the much-loved sky-filter.
Battery and other specs
Xiaomi has brought to the table a 4,600mAh battery, claiming at the very least a full day of use is guaranteed. Mi 11 with 55W fast wired charging support, 50W fast wireless charging, and 10W wireless reverse charging support. Quick Charge 4+, Quick Charge 3+, and Power Delivery 3.0.0 are also supported.
Heart rate detection through the Goodix in-display fingerprint sensor, NFC, an IR blaster, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2 and the ability to connect two Bluetooth headsets to the same phone are other notable features seen on the new flagship.
The Mi 11 price CNY 3,999 (around $610, £450, AU$800) for 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, and the 8 GB/256 GB version is CNY 4,299 (around $660, £490, AU$870), and the top 12 GB/256 GB option is CNY 4,699 (around $720, £530, AU$950).