Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro launches with a 50MP Samsung GN2 sensor

It also brings a periscope camera, something Mi 11 didn't have

Release Date
March 29, 2021
Starting Price
4,999 Yuan ($762)

Three months after the launch of Xiaomi Mi 11 in China, Xiaomi launched the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra as well. In this article, we will be talking about the Mi 11 Pro, which offers some notable upgrades over the Mi 11, including a new 50 Megapixel Samsung’s GN2 sensor, a periscope camera, faster-charging speeds, Silicon Oxygen anode battery, IP68 rating, and more. While the Mi 11 started at 3,999 Yuan ($612), the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro starts at 4,999 Yuan ($762).

Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro

Design-wise, there is hardly any difference between the Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro. Some differences include a periscope camera on the rear, a 50MP text on the camera module instead of 108MP, and a green color option. Despite having “Pro” in the name, it has the same sized display as on the Mi 11. There is a 6.81-inch Samsung’s E4 AMOLED with 2K resolution (3200 x 1440) and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. The panel refreshes 120 times a second and offers up to 480Hz touch-sampling-rate. Just like on the Mi 11, it is a Quad curved screen, so the top and bottom edges of the panel are curved as well (not as much as the side edges).

Under the hood, there is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SOC which is paired with 8GB or 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of 256GB UFS 3.1 storage.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro

Speaking of the cameras, Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro is the first device to feature the all-new Samsung GN2 sensor. It is a massive 1/1.2” camera sensor, and some of its features include Dual Pixel Pro AutoFocus, ISO Fusion, Stagger HDR, 8K video recording, and 1.4-micron pixel size. There is OIS for this camera. Paired with this sensor is a periscope camera that offers 5X Optical Zoom and up to 50X Digital Zoom. OIS is present for the periscope camera too. Finally, Mi 11 Pro has a 13 Megapixel ultrawide unit. There is a 20 Megapixel camera for selfies.

While the Mi 11 had a 4,600mAh cell, the Mi 11 Pro comes with a 5,000mAh Silicon Oxygen anode battery. The phone supports 67W fast charging, both for wired and wireless charging. Mi 11 Pro has Stereo Speakers tuned by Harman Kardon and an IP68 rating.

Finally, speaking of the pricing in China, Mi 11 Pro comes in three colors – Purple, Green, and Black. There are three storage options, and here is the pricing for China –

  • 8GB + 128GB – 4,999 Yuan ($760). 
  • 8GB + 256GB – 5,299 Yuan ($806). 
  • 12GB + 256GB – 5,699 Yuan ($867). 

In China, you can buy the Mi 11 Pro starting April 2nd. We can expect the global launch soon.

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