Xiaomi Mi 11 launched with Snapdragon 888, 120Hz 2K screen & more
It is the World's first Snapdragon 888-powered phone!
December 28, 2020
3,999 Yuan (~$612)
So the much-awaited Xiaomi Mi 11 is now official in China, and with this, we have got the World’s first phone powered by Snapdragon 888 SOC. Xiaomi seems to have gone all out with this device, and you’ll have the same thought when we share the highlights of this device. There is Snapdragon 888 SOC, a 2K display with 120Hz refresh rate & 480Hz touch-response rate, a 108 Megapixel camera with OIS, 55W Fast Charging + 50W Wireless Charging, an under-display fingerprint scanner that can measure heart rate, Stereo speakers by Harman Kardon and more.
All of this for a starting price of 3,999 Yuan, which translates to around $612.
As we knew already, Mi 11 has a square-shaped camera module on the rear where the triple camera setup, along with the LED flash, is placed. The back is clean except for the small “Xiaomi” logo on the bottom. On the front, there is a Quad-curved screen, so the display is curved on all four sides. It has a single hole-punch cutout for the selfie shooter placed on the top left corner. It is a premium flagship from Xiaomi, so it is not surprising to see a glass back & metal frame.
Xiaomi was not wrong when the company teased the display of Mi 11 about being one of the most expensive panels in the industry. It is a 6.81-inch OLED panel with WQHD+ resolution (3200 x 1440) & 120Hz refresh rate. The touch-response-rate is this panel is an astonishing 480Hz. The peak brightness of the panel is 1,500 nits, and it is protected with the toughest Gorilla Glass ever, the Gorilla Glass Victus. The fingerprint scanner is placed under the display, but apart from recognizing the fingerprint, it can also detect heart rate. So that’s interesting. Well, it won’t be wrong to say that when it comes to display specs, there is no phone in the market right now that comes close to the Mi 11’s display.
Xiaomi Mi 11 packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, which is the flagship chipset from Qualcomm for a majority of Android flagships that are launching in 2021. This chip features an ultra-powerful Cortex-X1 core paired with powerful Cortex-A78 cores. It is also Qualcomm’s first 5nm SOC & Xiaomi has paired this chip with 8GB or 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1 storage.
There are triple cameras on the rear, and speaking of the specs, there is a primary 108 Megapixel shooter with a 1/1.33″ sensor, Optical Image Stabilization & 8K video recording up to 30fps. It is paired with a 13 Megapixel ultrawide camera with a 123-degree FOV. Finally, there is a 5 Megapixel macro camera. On the front, there is a 20 Megapixel camera.
Mi 11 packs a 4,600mAh battery, which can be charged quickly, thanks to 55W Fast Wired Charging. Apart from this, there is also 50 Megapixel Fast Wireless charging support and 10W Reverse Wireless charging support. Mi 11 supports Quick Charge 4+, Quick Charge 3+, and Power Delivery 3.0 fast charging.
There are stereo speakers by Harman Kardon, and the secondary speaker is placed on the top instead of in the earpiece. MIUI 12 runs out of the box, which is based on Android 11.
Finally, speaking of the pricing, Xiaomi Mi 11 comes in a lot of colors. First, there are the normal variants in Black, White & Blue colors. Then, there are Purple and Orange color options featuring a leather-like finish on the rear panel. Finally, there is a Special Edition Mi 11 with Lei Jun’s signature on it.
Here is the pricing for the Chinese market –
8GB RAM + 128GB ROM – 3,999 Yuan ($612)
8GB RAM + 256GB ROM – 4,299 Yuan ($657)
12GB RAM + 256GB ROM – 4,699 Yuan ($719)
As we know already, Mi 11 won’t come with a charger in the box, but there are two variants you can choose from. One comes with no charger, and one has a charger. Initially, in China, the price of both the variants is kept the same, but later, the base variant of Mi 11 with a charger in the box will cost 4,098 Yuan, i.e., 99 Yuan Extra.