After many leaks and speculations, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has finally launched the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC-powered smartphone, Mi 11 in the Chinese tech market. The Xiaomi flagship smartphone offers exceptional features and specifications. The smartphone is the first device in the world to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. The device also sports a 120Hz AMOLED display and a triple-camera setup with an upgraded 108MP primary camera sensor. Xiaomi has also loaded the Mi 11 with a 4,600mAh battery. The device is not accompanied by a charger inside the box.
Xiaomi Mi 11 specifications:
In terms of specifications, the Xiaomi Mi 11 comes decorated with a huge 6.81-inch 2K WQHD (1,440 x 3,200 pixels) AMOLED display with 1500 nits of peak brightness, 5000000:1 contrast ratio, and 515ppi of pixel density. The phone display features a hole-punch design. The device offers a touch sampling rate of 480Hz and includes up to 120Hz refresh rate that can go even down to 30Hz — depending on the usage. Talking about its OS, the dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone runs on Android 10 out-of-the-box with the company’s proprietary MIUI 12 skin on top of the display.
Additionally, the display of the Mi 11 offers a DCI-P3 color gamut and also supports HDR10+ and Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation (MEMC) that was present on the OnePlus 8 Pro earlier. It comes with the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection, and 8,192 levels of brightness adjustment. The company claims that the Mi 11 has already attained the A+ rating from DisplayMate, a well-known screen analysis firm.
In terms of power, the Mi 11 comes supercharged by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 octa-core SoC, coupled with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. For photography, the Mi 11 features a triple rear camera setup that comprises a 108-megapixel primary sensor with a pixel size of 1.6 microns, an f/1.85 lens, and optical image stabilization (OIS). The 1/1.33-inch primary camera sensor is likely to be 3.7 times bigger than the one available on the iPhone 12 (Rs. 76,900) and is touted to be twice in size of the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s primary camera sensor. It is made to capture up to 8K videos.
The camera setup also comprises a 13-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.4 ultra-wide-angle lens that has a field-of-view (FoV) of 123 degrees. Further, there is a 5-megapixel tertiary sensor with an f/2.4 macro lens that has a focal length equivalent to 50 millimeters.
Xiaomi comes with up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage on the Mi 11. On the connectivity front, the smartphone includes options like Bluetooth v5.2, 4G LTE, 5G, GPS/ A-GPS, Wi-Fi 6E, NFC, Infrared (IR), and a USB Type-C port. The device packs stereo speakers that are backed by Harman Kardon audio.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 is backed with a 4,600mAh battery that supports Mi TurboCharge 55W wired and 50W wireless charging. It also supports 10W wireless reverse charging. The smartphone is 8.06mm thick and weighs 196 grams. On the other hand, its vegan leather model is 8.56mm thick and weighs 194 grams.
Mi 11 Price and Availability:
Xiaomi has rolled out the Mi 11 in three storage configurations – 8GB plus 128GB, 8GB plus 256GB, 12GB plus 256GB. The 8GB plus 128GB model has been launched for CNY 3,999, which roughly approximates to Rs. 45,000. The 8GB plus 256GB storage model is priced at CNY 4,299, which is approximately Rs. 48,300. The higher-end version with 12GB plus 256GB storage configuration is priced at CNY 4,699, which is approximately Rs. 52,800. The newly-launched smartphone is already now available for pre-order in China and it will be going on sale in China starting January 1st. For colors, the device will be available for purchase in three body color options – Horizon Blue, Frost White, and Midnight Gray. There will also be a vegan leather version in Lilac Purple and Honey Beige body color options. Unfortunately, the Chinese company has made no official statement about its global launch.