Xiaomi finally launched its new flagship Mi 11 smartphone in China today. As Xiaomi promised, Mi 11 is here with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC and a whooping 108-megapixel camera. We already had numerous amounts of rumors and renders and finally, here it is the actual Mi 11 smartphone with the world’s first-ever Snapdragon 888 SoC (system-on-chip). There are a ton of new and exciting specifications included with Mi 11.
Mi 11 Specifications
Xiaomi Mi 11 features a 6.81-inch OLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz and supports a 240Hz touch response rate. The display has a screen resolution of 3,200 x 1,440 pixels, which means it is a QHD+ display. The display brightness can go up to 1500 nits at 100% level, which is pretty enough or more than enough while using in open sunlight. According to Xiaomi, Mi 11’s display is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, an aggressive new tech, and successor of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The display has a small punch-hole on the left corner of the smartphone.
Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of onboard storage running of UFS 3.1 storage system which makes it the fastest storage available in the market right now. The Snapdragon 888 is an octa-core SoC with 1x ARM Cortex-X1 @2.84GHz, 3x ARM Cortex-A78 @2.42GHz, and 4x ARM Cortex-A55 @1.8GHz, which is being backed by Adreno 600 GPU for better graphical performance.
In the camera department, the Mi 11 features a triple camera housing at the rear and a single punch-hole setup at the front for selfies. The triple rear camera includes a primary 108-megapixel main camera sensor with an aperture of f/1.85, a sensor size of 1/1.33 inch, a pixel size of 0.8 microns, a secondary 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera sensor with an aperture of f/2.4, and 123 degrees viewing angle, and then finally a tertiary 5-megapixel telephoto macro camera sensor with an aperture of f/2.4. The camera at shoots at 4K 60 FPS and supports OIS. And in the front, it has a 20-megapixel selfie shooter placed at the hole-punch cutout.
The smartphone is fueled by a 4,600mAh battery which can be charged using a wires 55-watt Mi Charge Turbocharger and a 50-watt super-fast wireless charger as well. The device also supports a 10-watt reverse wireless charging. The company claims 0 to 100% charging in 45 minutes with the wired charger and in 53 minutes with the wireless charger. But sadly, following on the footstep of Apple, Xiaomi is going to include the power brick in the box. Mi 11 will be running on Xiaomi’s own MIUI 12.5 on top of Android 11. And interestingly the dual stereo speakers on Mi 11 are tuned by Harmon Kardon.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6, dual-mode 5G (speed up to 3.5Gbps), Bluetooth 5.2, USB Type-C charging port, and all the basic physical sensors like fingerprint sensor (under-display), gyroscope, accelerometer, etc.
Mi 11 Pricing
Mi 11 is available in three different variants and three different colors as well. The color options include Blue, Black, and White. The base 8 GB RAM + 128 GB variant is priced at CNY 3,999, the 8 GB RAM + 256 GB variant costs CNY 4,299, and finally the top 12 GB RAM + 256 GB variant is priced at CNY 4,699, and is currently available for pre-order in China from today onwards.