Finally, Xiaomi officially unveiled the Xiaomi Mi 11 which is the company’s latest flagship phone. However, the launch event only shows the regular Xiaomi Mi 11, it does not feature any high version. At this launch event, the company also released its latest MIUI 12.5 system as well as multiple accessories for the Xiaomi Mi 11. Let us look at what this smartphone has to offer
The Xiaomi Mi 11 comes with a thickness of only 8.06mm and a weight of only 196g. It adopts a brand-new camera layout design with five colour options, three glass back shells (AG matte process, black, white, blue), and two plain leather backshell (smoke purple, khaki). In addition, the glass cover of the camera module is processed by one-piece CNC glass. On the front of the phone, there is a hidden earpiece. Furthermore, the edge has a micro-slit sound hole while the edges of the buttons use a sandblasting manufacturing process.
The display of this device is top-notch. It has the top rating of DisplayMate A+ and broke 13 new records in DisplayMate rating. This device comes with a 6.81-inch 2K ultra-high-resolution four-curved AMOLED flexible screen. It uses the latest E4 build material and hits a peak brightness of 1500nit. It also uses the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus (Gorilla Glass 7) protection. The Gorilla Glass Victus increases the drop resistance by 1.5x and the wear resistance by 2x. This is also the first Chinese flagship to use the Gorilla Glass Victus.
In addition to the Snapdragon 888, this device has a high GPU performance (35% increase) while the AI engine computing power is up to 26TOPS. It comes with a 4600 mAh battery that supports a 55W wired fast flash charge. According to the company, it gets a full charge in 45 mins. In addition, the Xiaomi Mi 11 series also supports a 50W wireless fast charge which delivers a full charge in 53min. There is also a 10W wireless reverse charge.
In terms of heat dissipation, Xiaomi Mi 11 uses a VC liquid-cooled three-dimensional heat dissipation system. This system has a large-area VC soaking plate that covers the main heating area. There is also a new built-in ultra-thin aerogel thermal blocking material. This material prevents local instantaneous heat from transmitting on the surface of the phone.
In the camera department, the Xiaomi Mi 11 comes with a 100MP main sensor on the rear. It also uses a new 5MP 50mm telephoto macro camera as well as a 13MP 123° ultra-wide-angle camera. For video shooting, this device supports 8K resolution video. On the front, there is a 20MP camera that supports a large wide-angle panoramic group photo mode.
Speakers & Other Features
According to the official information, Xiaomi collaborates with “Harman Kardon” for the Mi 11 stereo dual speakers. It delivers a mobile phone stereo sound effect with 3D vibration that can give you a live combat experience. In addition, the Bluetooth of this phone comes with some upgrades. It now supports Bluetooth audio sharing and connects two Bluetooth devices at the same time.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 also comes with a high version of Wi-Fi 6. Compared to Mi 10, the bandwidth upgrades from 80MHz to 160MHz, and the encoding also increases from 1024QAM to 4096QAM. The unit information density is higher. Furthermore, this smartphone uses an X-axis linear motor to support multi-function NFC and infrared remote control.
Price and availability
The pre-sale will commence today while its first outright sale will take place on January 1st, 2021. It is worth mentioning that the price below is the price of the standard version, excluding the charger. Here is the official launch price of this smartphone
- 8GB + 128GB – 3999 yuan ($612)
- 8GB + 256GB – 4299 yuan ($658)
- 12GB + 256GB – 4699 yuan ($719)
Xiaomi Mi 11 Accessories
The company did not just announce the Xiaomi Mi 11, it also announced some accessories. There is a textured case with a ¥99 (~$15) price tag. The company also released a silicone case priced at ¥69 (~$11) while the glitter case comes with a ¥299 (~$45) price tag. Furthermore, the Xiaomi Mi Care package costs ¥679 (~$104). This package offers two screen replacements and one more year warranty.
Since the phone doesn’t come with a charger, there is a special Set Edition that includes a 55W GaN charger. However, you will have to pay an extra ¥99 ($1) if you want the charger.
Xiaomi also released its latest MIUI 12.5 feature which promises to be interesting. According to the company, this new system comes with a couple of improvements. Some of the improvements include better motion effects, better collaboration between phones and laptops, new wallpapers, privacy protection, and so on.
As of now, the MIUI 12.5 close beta is already available to 21 Xiaomi / Redmi phones. Those who successfully register for the close beta will get the update from December 28th. However, the first public beta will be available in mid-January. See the list of compatible models below
- Xiaomi Mi 10
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition
- Redmi K30
- Redmi K30 5G
- Redmi K30 Pro 5G
- Redmi K30i 5G
- Redmi K30S Ultra
- Redmi K30 Ultra
- Xiaomi Mi 9
- Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
- Xiaomi Mi CC9e
- Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro
- Redmi K20
- Redmi K20 Pro
- Redmi 10X 5G
- Redmi 10X Pro 5G
- Redmi Note 9 5G
- Redmi Note 7
- Redmi Note 7 Pro.