The Chinese smartphone major Xiaomi today announced the launch of a range of new products for the global market. The range included several new products from the Mi 11 cluster, a new Mi Mix device, and a new affordable portable product in the form of the Mi Band 6. Let’s take a closer look at that.
The new smartphones that are official include the Mi 11 Lite, Mi Lite 11 5G, and Mi 11i.
- The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is the smartphone’s choice and has a secondary display
- There is also a Mi 11 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi Lite is available in the 4G and 5G variants
- The Xiaomi Mi 11i has a 6.67-inch 120 Hz display
- The Mi Band 6 gets a 1.56 “display and adds SpO2 tracking
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra presented with a rear display
For those who don’t know, we had been talking about the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra a few months ago when a random YouTuber posted a video describing the phone’s features. The main takeaway from this video was the fact that the Mi 11 Ultra is a very image-oriented smartphone. And that more or less turned out to be true. The phone has a triple camera consisting of a 50-megapixel main camera, a 48-megapixel periscope camera and a 48-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with a 128 ° field of view. The camera is based on a new Dual Pixel Pro technology, supports 8K videos and should be able to achieve particularly strong results at night. The phone also has a rear-mounted display with a resolution of 126 x 294 pixels. This tiny AMOLED panel acts as an always-on display that lets you get notifications, and also acts as a preview screen for selfies with the main camera.
Impressive hardware, 120 Hz display and Harman Kardon sound
The rest of the smartphone is absolutely impressive as well: It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC and has up to 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM + 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage. The AMOLED display is in the high 20: 9 format and measures 6.81 inches with a resolution of 3,200 x 1,440 pixels at 120 Hz. The claimed brightness is 1700 nits and the display also supports 480 Hz touch sampling Rate. The Mi 11 Ultra also has a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 67 W fast charging and 10 W reverse charging. Also worth mentioning are the Harman Kardon speakers and the fact that the phone is IP68 rated for intrusion protection. As expected from a flagship, the Mi 11 Ultra also supports 5G and Wi-Fi 6 networks.
Mi 11 Pro: a better Mi 11?
The Mi 11 Pro, the second flagship handset announced today, sits under the Mi 11 Ultra. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. It has a 6.81-inch 2K display with support for 120H reference rate. The panel is an E4 AMOLED.
This phone also has a triple camera array on the back consisting of a 50 megapixel primary, 13 megapixel secondary and a third 8 megapixel sensor. The front-facing camera can take 20 megapixel shots. The Mi 11 Pro also has a 5000 mAh battery that supports wired and wireless charging at 67W and supports 10W reverse charging. The Mi 11 Pro also has IP68 protection and weighs 208 g. There are three variants of the phone:
- Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro: 8 + 128 GB ¥ 4999 – $ 760 – EUR 646 – Rs 55,000
- Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro: 8 + 256 GB ¥ 5299 – $ 807 – EUR 685 – Rs 58,700
- Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro: 12 + 256 GB ¥ 5699 – $ 868 – EUR 736 – Rs 63,000
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite and Mi 11 Lite 5G
Then we have the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite devices that come in 4G and 5G avatars. Both handsets are among the flagships and have decent specs, including a 6.55-inch FHD + AMOLED display, support for a 90Hz refresh rate with 240Hz touch sampling, and HDR10 + support for the 5G variant.
The 4G and 5G models also differ in terms of SoCs: While the 5G variant gets the Snapdragon 780G, the 4G variant gets by with the Snapdragon 732G. Both devices also offer 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. An 8 GB RAM variant is also available for the 5G model. The 4G variant also gets an affordable 64 GB variant.
Both variants come with the same 4,250 mAh battery that supports 33 watt fast charging. The main cameras are also the same on both devices. There is a 64-megapixel main camera as well as an ultra-wide 8-megapixel camera and a 5-megapixel macro lens. For the front cameras, the 5G variant uses a 20 MP sensor, while the 4G variant only contains a 16 MP sensor.
Xiaomi Mi 11 review
Both devices are incredibly thin at 6.8 mm, with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6 in the 5G model and Gorilla Glass 5 in the LTE version. At 159 and 157 grams, respectively, both phones are pretty light. There are minor differences in the wireless connectivity capabilities of the two devices. While the Mi Lite 11 supports 5G Bluetooth 5.2 and WiFi 6, the 4G version has to make do with Bluetooth 5.1 and WiFi 5. The color options also differ.
Xiaomi Mi 11i
Xiaomi has also developed the Mi 11i, which has a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with 120 Hz and FHD + resolution. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 888 SoC, has up to 8 GB of RAM, and gives users a choice of 128 GB or 256 GB of storage.
The camera setup of the Xiaomi Mi 11i includes the following cameras:
- 108MP main camera (sensor size 1 / 1.52 “and aperture 1.75)
- 8MP ultra wide angle camera (f / 2.2, 119 °)
- 5MP tele macro camera (f / 2.4).
- 20MP selfie shooter
The Xiaomi Mi 11i is also quite slim at 7.8 mm and weighs 196 grams and has a 4,520 mAh battery that can be charged with 33 watts. In terms of connectivity, there is 5G and WiFi 6 and of course, as with all other models, NFC.
Mi Band 6 is now also supplied with a pulse oximeter
Let’s also take a quick look at a wearable that celebrated its debut today: The Mi Band 6 is official and doesn’t look much different from its predecessor, the Mi Band 5. The AMOLED display has gotten bigger here and measures again now 1.56 inches with a resolution of 152 x 486 pixels, which corresponds to a pixel density of 326 PPI.
The pulse oximeter, also known as the SpO2 sensor, is also new. The battery capacity remains at 125 mAh, so it will be exciting to see how this affects the battery life given the significantly larger display. The Mi Band 6 will be available in black, orange, yellow, olive, ivory and blue. The pricing information will be updated shortly. Which of today’s Chinese devices amazed or amazed you the most – and is there anything you already know that you are dying to buy?