Xiaomi closes the year with a bang, unveiling its newest flagship smartphone: the Mi 11. This device is the first to launch with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset.
Aside from the new processor, the Mi 11 boasts a curved 6.81-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. This screen, said to be able to reach a peak brightness of 1,500 nits, is also protected by Gorilla Glass Victus.
Other changes that the new flagship features include a smaller camera module for the triple rear cameras instead of a long, pill-shaped one. This consists of a 108MP main sensor, 5MP telephoto, and a 13MP ultrawide lens. In front is a 20MP camera housed in a hole-punch cutout.
Powering the Mi 11 is a Snapdragon 888 with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM and either 128GB or 256GB of storage. There’s a 4,600mAh battery keeping this phone running. This cell supports 50W wireless charging.
Xiaomi has taken a page out of Apple’s book because the new flagship won’t be shipping with a charging brick. The company says it’s removing the brick for environmental and cost-saving reasons.
The 8GB+128GB variant of the Mi 11 starts at CNY 3,999 (around P29,000). Other versions of the device look to be in the works.
Mi 11 specs:
- Android 11 with MIUI 12.5
- 6.81-inch AMOLED display (1440 x 3200) with 120Hz refresh rate and Gorilla Glass Victus
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (5nm)
- 9/12GB RAM
- 128/256GB storage
- Rear camera: 108MP (f/1.9) + 13MP (f/2.4) + 5MP (f/2.4)
- Front camera: 20MP (27mm wide)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS, NavIC, NFC, Infrared, USB-C, OTG
- 4,600mAh battery with 55W fast wired charging, 50W fast wireless charging, 10W reverse wireless charging
- Black, White, Blue, Purple, Khaki