28 September 2021
UPDATE (September 29th, 2021):
Xiaomi has debuted the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE in the Indian market. It is being marketed as one of the lightest and slimmest smartphones that one can get. All the features and specifications are the same as the global version that we covered in the original report.
The 11 Lite 5G NE will cost INR 26,999 for the 6GB/128GB model and INR 28,999 for the 8GB/128GB model. There are a bunch of limited-time offers that will help buyers get it for as low as INR 23,499 and INR 25,499 respectively. The phone is available in Diamond Dazzle, Tuscany Coral, Vinyl Black, and Jazz Blue color options.
Original (September 16th, 2021)
As Xiaomi unveiled the 11T smartphones series globally, it also announced the Xiaomi 11 Lite at the same event. It is an affordable variant that comes packed with mid-range specifications and features. It is a 5G capable smartphone which is something we are seeing more and more Android smartphones offering.
The 11 Lite 5G NE sports a 6.55-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED punch-hole display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The panel supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, 10-bit color depth, DCI-P3 color gamut, 100% sRGB gamut, and 800 nits of peak brightness. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G with Adreno 642L GPU. There are multiple configuration options featuring up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB onboard storage.
The back panel offers a triple camera setup including a 64-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.79 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and a 5-megapixel telemacro sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The punch-hole on the front houses a 16-megapixel selfie shooter.
The whole package is powered by a 4,250mAh battery with 33W fast charging. The phone has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, NFC, IP53 rating, and dual speakers. On the software front, it will boot MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11. The available color options include Bubblegum Blue, Peach Pink, Snowflake White, and Truffle Black.
Xiaomi has priced the 11 Lite 5G NE at EUR 349 for the 6GB/128GB model and at EUR 399 for the 8GB/128GB model. The company is to reveal pricing details for the 8GB/256GB model.