The manufacturer Xiaomi has formalized its new flagship as part of a press conference dedicated to China. The Mi 11, of its name, embeds the most powerful processor of Qualcomm, takes advantage of Gorilla Glass’s latest resistance glass, the Victus, and offers a main camera of 108 megapixels.
The outcome of 2020 was marked by the official presentation of the Xiaomi Mi 11 at a conference organized this Monday for the Chinese market. A way here to know the first characteristics of the new top of the range of the brand, which should organize an event dedicated to Europe in the coming weeks.
Unsurprisingly, the Xiaomi Mi 11 will carry Qualcomm’s most powerful processor under its hood, I named the Snapdragon 888. Chip that should be found on the majority of premium smartphones at the start of 2021, and which offers also and especially a 5G compatibility thanks to its X60 modem. Add to that 8 or 12 GB of RAM, and 128 or 256 GB of storage, depending on Android Authority.
Triple photo sensor, including one of 108 megapixels
In terms of design, the Mi 11 slightly changes its philosophy compared to the previous generation: its back indeed sports a square-shaped module with very rounded edges, in which another module is nestled this time rectangular, but still with rounded edges. The latter accommodates two vertical cameras, accompanied by a third sensor located on their right.
In terms of photography, precisely, Xiaomi has opted for a main camera of 108 megapixels (f / 1.85), an ultra wide-angle of 13 megapixels (FOV of 123 °, f / 2.4) and d ‘a 5-megapixel (f / 2.4) macro sensor for capturing objects up close. It is therefore one sensor less than on the Xiaomi Mi 10, but that does not mean that it will be less efficient in this area.
Xiaomi has also focused its efforts on the weight and thickness of its phone: 196 grams and 8.06 mm, against 208 grams and 9 mm on the Mi 10. These are small adjustments that should make the terminal more comfortable in the hand. Its screen, it measures 6.81 inches and offers AMOLED technology with a QHD + definition (3200 x 1440) and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. We are clearly in the high end.
Gorilla Glass Victus for more resistance
Good news: the panel will be protected by Gorilla Glass Victus protective glass, the latest from the manufacturer Corning. This new generation promises to be twice as resistant to scratches, while supporting drops from 2 meters in height without damaging the screen.
The 4600 mAh battery can be recharged thanks to a 55 W fast charge, which will allow it to recover all of its autonomy in the space of 45 minutes, against 53 minutes thanks to a wireless charge of 50 W. Finally, a 10W reverse wireless charging completes it all.
A few hours before the conference, Xiaomi had confirmed that there will be no charger in the box of the Mi 11, like the iPhone 12 from Apple. Finally, two options will be offered to the user: a box with the phone only, or another with the phone and a 55 W charger considered as a bundle separate. The two will be at the same price: in short, the customer estimates whether or not he needs a new charger.
Xiaomi Mi 11 price
Finally, note the compatibility with Wi-Fi 6 and the presence of stereo speakers from Harman Kardon. The Xiaomi Mi 11 will also be released with the latest version of MIUI: MIUI 12.5 in this case, which will bring with it a whole lot of new features. Three colors will make up the offer: white, blue and black. A Mi 11 Lei Jun Signature Edition version – limited edition, textured glass and Jun’s signature on the back – will also be featured. Finally, two versions will be offered in vegan leather, like the Oppo Find X2 Pro: Smoke Purple and Khak.
- Xiaomi Mi 11 8/128 GB: 3,999 yuan (around 500 euros excluding tax);
- Xiaomi Mi 11: 8/256 GB: 4,299 yuan (around 540 euros excl.
- Xiaomi Mi 11: 12/256 GB: 4699 yuan (around 590 euros GT).
The launch in China of the Xiaomi Mi 11 is scheduled for January 1. We will have to wait a few more weeks before knowing more about the price and the launch date in Europe.