Xiaomi announced the launch on 28th December 2020 of their upcoming flagship phone for 2021, the Xiaomi Mi 11.
The phone feature a high-end OLED display with 1440p WQHD+ resolution, HDR10+ 10-bit panel, 480hz touch sampling rate, 120hz refresh rate while getting up to a peak brightness of 1,500 nits which ticks all checks that a flagship display should achieve. All this is protected by the latest Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™ for best protection against scratches and drops.
The highlight here is that the Mi 11 comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC.
The Snapdragon 888 SoC features a 5nm chip that uses Arm’s Cortex-X1 cores. Qualcomm also promises an incredible 35% GPU performance uplift with the newer Adreno 660 GPU. On AI, the all-new 6th generation Qualcomm® AI engine features a Hexagon™ 780 processor and delivers a combined 26 TOPS, a 73% increase versus the previous generation that results in industry-leading AI inferencing performances that are crucial for smooth creative photography and videography operations.
The Mi 11 will start with 8GB and following a higher 12GB variant with the new LPDDR5 memory at its full 3200MHz speed (6400MT/s), and comes in either 128GB or 256GB variants of UFS 3.1 type storage. To keep this very powerful chip running the phone VC LiquidCool Technology.
The Snapdragon 888 also reverts to a monolithic SoC design that integrates the 5G modem back into the SoC – in turn, this means that there’s more PCB component space available inside the phone and vendors can optimize their designs better.
Build and Design:
Speaking of design the Mi 11 has a much sleeker design than the previous Mi 10 series. The new design now coming in at 8.06mm manages to be 0.9mm thinner than its predecessor while also losing 12g off its weight at 196g making it slightly easy to use and carry around.
The phone comes in 3 color options Midnight Gray, Horizon Blue, Frost White. Every option looking sleek and beautiful with a smooth and relaxing color finish with anti-glare frosted glass protecting the phone from scratches, but if glass back isn’t your cup of tea the phone also comes in Lilac Purple and Honey Beige in vegan leather finish being .50nm thicker at 8.56nm while being 2 grams lighter at 194 grams.
The Mi 11 goes big on camera with a 108 MP camera featuring a 1/1.33” large image sensor with 4-in-1 1.6μm large pixels and OIS support. The camera is capable of shooting 8k.
Also a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera capable of 123° FOV having f/2.4 aperture and a 5MP 2x optical 50mm telephoto macro lens camera with f/2.4 aperture and AF (3cm-10cm).
Mi 11 also features multiple built-in creative video software solutions and improved algorithms used for photo shooting and video capturing to improve image quality, as well as to greatly reduce noise in images and videos.
Mi 11 comes with video filters designed by the Chief Colorist at Digital Domain spanning several styles widely used in the film industry, enabling Mi 11 users to capture their own videos with profound film effect. Moreover, users can now capture videos with a mind-boggling zoom effect popularized by Alfred Hitchcock, freeze time, as well as other film-grade video effects with just one click
Mi11 houses a fairly large 4,600 mAh battery. Even when you run out of battery the insanely fast Mi TurboCharge 55W wired flash charging can fully charge the device in just 45 minutes, as well as 50W wireless fast charging which can fill up the phone’s battery in 53 minutes. You can also charge your accessories or other devices on the go with support for 10W wireless reverse charging.
Mi 11 is equipped with dual speakers and offers SOUND BY Harman Kardon, comes with Hi-Res Audio Certification, and also Hi-Res Audio Wireless Certification for all your listening pleasures.
Chinese models of the Mi 11 with an 8+128GB variant coming in at CNY 3999, or roughly INR 44,999. while the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model carries a price tag of CNY 4,299, coming to roughly INR 48,599. The top-variant with 12GB RAM + 256GB storage is priced at CNY 4,699 which translates to INR 53,000.