Xiaomi has announced its latest flagship for the new year. Xiaomi Mi 11 will be the first device to be powered by the new Snapdragon 888 chipset. The smartphone features Xiaomi’s best display yet with a 6.81 AMOLED QHD+ display and 120Hz refresh rate. The display also has a 480Hz touch sampling rate and is capable of 1,500 nits of brightness.
Xiaomi Mi 11 storage options are an 8GB RAM with 128/256GB internal storage and a 12GB RAM with 256GB internal storage. It has not microSD slot for storage expansion.
The smartphone features three rear cameras: a 108MP main shooter, 5MP telephoto, and a 13MP ultra-wide. In front is a 20MP selfie camera inside the punch-hole cutout. There is also an in-display fingerprint sensor at the front panel.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 has a 4600mAh battery capacity which supports 55W wireless charging and 10W reverse charging. The smartphone supports Wi-Fi 6 and 5G connectivity like all latest flagships, however, the device does not come with a charging brick. Apple did the same with the iPhone 12 series and Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Jun, says the decision was made for environmental and cost-saving reasons.
In China, pre-order is underway for the Xiaomi Mi 11 with shipping set to begin January 1, 2021. The entry-level 8GB RAM/128GB of storage model will retail for ¥3999.00 (around $611) while the 12GB RAM/256GB of storage model is listed at ¥4699.00 (around $720). Xiaomi is expected to reveal more on the international availability of the smartphone at a later date.