The Mi 11 series will be released in India on April 23, Manu Kumar Jain, Xiaomi’s global vice president, shared on Twitter. The Mi 11 Ultra was the only phone launched in India on April 23, but it seems like several Mi 11 series phones will be launched side-by-side. The Mi 11 series debuted in China last December with the vanilla Mi 11, which was then launched worldwide on February 8th. Late last month, the Mi 11 Ultra and two other Mi 11 series phones were launched in China.
Jains Tweet Some functions of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC are presented in a teaser video of the Mi 11 series. In India, “not 1, but many Mi telephones” are being introduced with the SoC. It is also said that the Mi 11 series will be launched in India on April 23, which was previously known as the launch date for the Mi 11 Ultra.
There are five phones in the Mi 11 series, of which the Mi 11, Mi 11 Pro, Mi 11 Ultra and Mi 11i are powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC. As of now, it is unclear which of these four phones will be launched in India or whether all five models including the MI 11 Lite will be available. The Mi 11 Lite is the only phone in the series that runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G SoC. It’s also the cheapest phone in the Mi 11 series.
Currently, only the launch of the Mi 11 Ultra on April 23 in the country is confirmed. It has a 6.81-inch 2K WQHD + E4 AMOLED quad-curved primary display and a 1.1-inch AMOLED secondary display on the rear. The display on the back is said to be the same as that of the Mi Smart Band 5. Earlier this month it was announced that the Mi 11 Ultra will have a starting price of over Rs. 70,000 when it starts in India.
In China, the Mi 11 Ultra was launched with a starting price of 5,999 CNY (approx. 67,000 Rs.) For the 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage configuration. It also comes in 12 GB RAM + 256 GB storage option at CNY 6,499 (approx. Rs. 72,600) and the top notch 12 GB RAM + 512 GB storage model at CNY 6,999 (approx. Rs. 78,200).
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