Xiaomi has introduced their new flagship for 2021: the Mi 11. The Chinese language variant of the telephone sports activities a modified design and upgraded specs that give have a look at the type of high-end options prime Android telephones will ship with within the coming 12 months, in response to AnandTech. There’s certain to be some modifications to the European and international variations of the Mi 11, however for now that is an early peek into what’s prone to be 2021’s first main Android flagship.
The modifications to the design of the Mi 11 compared to the Mi 10 seem minor. From the entrance, the show is barely bigger at 6.81 inches compared to the Mi 10’s 6.67-inch display screen. That additional area appears to have come from shrinking the bezels of the gadget (at all times welcome), whereas rising the peak and sustaining the curved sides and hole-punch digicam on the entrance.
What’s extra thrilling is the 3200 x 1440 decision and 120Hz refresh charge on the brand new OLED show, two options which have quick turn into must-haves on trendy flagships, although in fact they’re sorely missed on the most recent iPhones. In one other notable distinction, the Mi 11 may also characteristic an under-display fingerprint sensor.
The again of the Mi 11 holds the extra seen modifications. The iPhone X-esque vertical digicam “capsule” of the Mi 10 is gone, and instead is a skinny glass “layer cake.” The Mi 11 options three rear cameras: a 108-megapixel principal sensor, a 5-megapixel telephoto, and a 13-megapixel ultrawide. The Mi 11 additionally has quicker 50W wi-fi charging (beforehand on the Mi 10 Professional) to pair with its 4,600 mAh battery.
Transferring from the battery to the remainder of the internals, the Mi 11 is powered by the Snapdragon 888 and provides both 8GB or 12GB of RAM. Storage begins at 128GB or 256GB, which is sadly nonetheless beneficiant within the smartphone world. Like most new smartphones, the Mi 11 additionally has Wi-Fi 6 and assist for 5G.
Notably lacking from the Mi 11 is a charging brick. The CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, confirmed the Mi 11 will observe in Apple and (reportedly) Samsung’s footsteps in eradicating the charging brick from the field for environmental and cost-saving causes.
The Chinese language model of the Xiaomi Mi 11 is offered for preorder at present, and can begin transport January 1st. The worth for the entry stage 8GB RAM/128GB of storage mannequin is listed at ¥3,999 (round $611 USD). Particulars on the pricing and options of the opposite variations of the Mi 11 will come at a later date.