31 March 2021
Xiaomi has launched three new Mi 11 series smartphones in China: Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11 Pro, and Mi 11 Lite. These new devices join the standard Mi 11 unveiled late last year. All of these models are powered by a flagship processor delivering high-end performance except for the Lite version. It is an affordable smartphone aimed to deliver the best possible value for money without costing a fortune.
The Mi 11 Ultra sports a 6.81-inch WQHD+ (3200 x 1440 pixels) AMOLED quad-curved display with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The panel offers a 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10+/Dolby Vision compatibility, and 551ppi pixel density. It also has a 1.1-inch AMOLED display with 126 x 294 pixels resolution on the back panel. It is a touch display panel with Always On mode and 450 nits of peak brightness. It shows relevant information for quick access and can also be used for clicking selfies using rear cameras.
It has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor available with Adreno 660 GPU and 5G connectivity. There are multiple configuration variants featuring up to 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB onboard storage. The triple camera setup on the back includes a 50-megapixel Samsung GN2 primary sensor with f/1.95 aperture and OIS, a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 wide-angle secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and a 48-megapixel periscope sensor with f/4.1 aperture. It is capable of offering up to 5X optical zoom, up to 10X hybrid zoom, and up to 120X digital zoom.
The front camera on the phone is a 20-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The whole package is powered by a 5,000mAh battery with 67W wired and wireless fast charging support. It further offers reverse wireless charging at 10W. Other features include an in-display fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, IP68 dust and water resistance, and Harman Kardon stereo speakers.
Xiaomi MI 11 Ultra pricing:
- 8GB/256GB for CNY 5,999 (about $913)
- 12GB/256GB for CNY 6,499 (about $988)
- 12GB/512GB for CNY 6,999 (about $1,065)
The Mi 11 Pro is similar to the Ultra variant except for a few differences to justify the price difference. The phone is available in three configuration options: up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of onboard storage. It has the same display specs and processor as the Ultra model with no changes whatsoever.
The triple rear camera setup features a 50-megapixel Samsung GN2 primary sensor with f/1.95 aperture and OIS, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and an 8-megapixel periscope sensor with f/3.4 aperture. The setup can deliver up to 5X optical zoom and up to 50X digital zoom. The selfie shooter on the phone is a 20-megapixel sensor.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro pricing:
- 8GB/128GB for CNY 4,999 (about $760)
- 8GB/256GB for CNY 5,299 (about $806)
- 12GB/256GB for CNY 5,699 (about $867)
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G is an affordable option for those who do not want to or cannot spend the money on expensive models. It sports a 6.55-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The panel offers a 90Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support, and Dolby Vision compatibility. Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G processor available with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB onboard storage.
It also has a triple camera setup: 64-megapixel primary sensor with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor and a 5-megapixel macro third sensor. The selfie camera on the 20-megapixel sensor for shooting selfies and attending video calls. There is a 4,250mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging. The phone has NFC, USB Type-C port, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G pricing:
- 8GB/128GB for CNY 2,299 (about $350)
- 8GB/256GB for CNY 2,599 (about $395)