After months of hypothesis, the Xiaomi Mi 11 is right here; it is the Chinese model’s new flagship, constructing on the Mi 10 and Mi 9 together with the myriad Xiaomi telephones launched by 2020.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 launch occasion was in China on December 28, only a few days after Christmas. We now know what the phone appears to be like like, and its specs, however there’s in all probability going to be a world launch in the coming months the place we see the worldwide worth and availability.
This is all taking place a bit early, as earlier Xiaomi Mi flagships launched in February of their respective years, however the Mi 11 is months sooner than we anticipated/
We have not heard something about the rumored Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro, or any type of Mi 11 Lite, so there’s extra we’ve to search out out about the collection. But the ‘major’ phone has been unveiled and we have all the data you want beneath.
So learn on for a teaser of what we’ll see when the Xiaomi Mi 11 rolls out all over the place else.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? The Xiaomi Mi 11, Xiaomi’s latest flagship
- When is it out? Now in China, in the subsequent few months elsewhere
- How a lot will it price? Not introduced, however a mid-range worth
Xiaomi Mi 11 worth and availability
The Xiaomi Mi 11 worth is official in China, however no-where else. We’ll listing the Yuan worth for the phone, in addition to conversions, but it surely’s doubtless the precise launch price might be fairly totally different elsewhere.
For 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, the Mi 11 prices CNY 3,999 (round $610, £450, AU$800), an 8GB/256GB model is CNY 4,299 (about $660, £490, AU$870), and the high 12GB/256GB choice is CNY 4,699 (roughly $720, £530, AU$950).
Though the occasion international worth doubtless will not match these conversions, it appears doubtless the Mi 11 might be extra inexpensive than the Mi 10, which launched for £799 / AU$1,699 (roughly $990) with 8GB / 128GB specs.
So what about a global launch? Xiaomi tends to launch its flagships a number of months earlier in China than globally, so maybe we’ll see a second occasion in late January or February 2021. At the occasion we’ll in all probability discover out the precise Xiaomi Mi 11 worth in the UK and Australia, although the firm typically does not launch its telephones in the US.
At that second occasion we’ll hopefully hear a few Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite and Pro too.
Xiaomi Mi 11 design and show
It seems that the Xiaomi Mi 11 design builds on that of the Mi 10 – it appears to be like pretty related on the entrance, with a ‘punch-hole’ cut-out in the top-left nook of the display for the fingerprint sensor.
However that display does not simply curve on the left and proper edges as in the Mi 10, however on all 4 sides, so the higher and decrease edges taper too. It’s not the first phone to do that, as the Huawei P40 Pro went the similar approach, but it surely’s nonetheless a novel design.
The different huge design change from the Mi 10 in the Mi 11 is its digicam bump. Rather than having a slim vertical design, there is a squarish lump right here, which appears to be like to be stepped with every lens set a unique distance from the block.
The phone is available in black, white or pale blue colours, in addition to two leather-based editions, purple and khaki. There’s no phrase on if that is actual leather-based or faux-leather produced from artificial supplies.
Xiaomi states the Mi 11 display decision is 2K – that doubtless means the decision is about 1440 x 3200, relying on the side ratio. It’s an AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh price and 240Hz contact enter price. This display has a max brightness of 1,500nits which is fairly excessive for a smartphone, as most have maximums of between 500 nits and 1,000.
It does not appear that Xiaomi has confirmed the Mi 11’s display dimension, but it surely’s very doubtless 6.67 inches throughout – we are saying that as Xiaomi tends to make use of that dimension in most its smartphones.
An enormous half of the Xiaomi Mi 11 advertising and marketing materials revolves round it utilizing Corning Gorilla Glass Victus for the entrance and again. Corning makes the glass utilized in many smartphone our bodies and shows and Victus is its latest model, which appears designed to be extremely hardy and proof against smashing.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 has three rear cameras, one fewer than its predecessor, although high quality beats out amount.
These are a 108MP major, 13MP ultra-wide and 5MP telephoto macro, the latter of which is designed for each zoomed and close-up pictures. The first two snappers match the Mi 10; the third snapper is the huge enchancment.
The Mi 10 had a 2MP macro and 2MP depth-sensing snapper, which we discovered ourselves discrediting in our full evaluation, for his or her low performance and decision. Perhaps the Mi 11’s 5MP snapper will repair that, and it does convey the means to zoom optically, which was lacking from the Mi 10.
An intriguing new video mode right here is night time videography. Night mode, or low-light images, is a bit proving floor smartphones go head-to-head in, and Xiaomi has prolonged that to video taking pictures apparently.
Xiaomi posted some Mi 11 digicam samples on its Weibo account (that is a Chinese social media platform). You can see them right here.
Specs and efficiency
The Xiaomi Mi 11 is the first launched smartphone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, which is able to doubtless be the processor utilized in most top-end telephones in 2021 like the Samsung Galaxy S21 and OnePlus 9. Both Xiaomi and Qualcomm have touted some super-fast speeds for the chipset, however we’ll have to check the phone to know for certain.
Intriguingly, the Mi 11 has been formally licensed by BOINC (the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing), a volunteer computing scheme by which you’ll quickly ‘donate’ the processing energy of your smartphone to assist scientists. It’s not too clear what this certification truly means, however the program’s founder, David Anderson, spoke at the Mi 11 launch to ship the information.
Another, extra comprehensible, tie-in right here is that the Xiaomi Mi 11’s twin audio system have been tuned by Harmon Kardon, a preferred audio model, so it seems like music, and the audio for TV exhibits and video games, will sound nice. HK additionally does the tuning for a lot of Samsung telephones.
As nicely as spectacular audio system, the Xiaomi Mi 11 could also be a music fan’s dream phone as a result of it comes with a function referred to as Bluetooth Audio Sharing. This means audio can play from a number of Bluetooth-connected outputs (audio system, headphones) directly, so two individuals can take heed to music or watch a film on the similar phone from totally different pairs of headphones.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 will come working MIUI 12.5 based mostly on Android. It brings some minor tweaks to MIUI 12 together with new wallpapers, safety enhancements, and seemingly enhancements to the consumer interface to make higher use of the twin audio system.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 battery dimension is 4,600mAh – that is okay, but it surely’s not the greatest Xiaomi phone we have ever seen. Size is not the whole lot although, and till we have examined the phone, we won’t actually say how lengthy it lasts.
There’s 55W wired and 50W wi-fi charging for powering up the phone. Like the iPhone 12, the Xiaomi Mi 11 does not include an in-box charger, so that you may end up choosing that quick wi-fi charging greater than should you’d been given a cable.
Finally, there’s 10W Bilateral charging, so you need to use the Mi 11 as a powering mat to cost up different units. 10W is not vastly quick, but it surely matches or beats many different telephones with the similar function.