We’re just one month away from the end of the year, so we can already say that 2020 was a rough year for most smartphone makers. Especially during the first two quarters of the year when COVID-19 was ravaging the world and disrupting the market. In the third quarter of 2020, the overall market report shows signs of a major recovery in the smartphone segment. We expect to see this tendency established during Q4 2020. Now, companies are working their best to recover the losses with competitive smartphones and, of course, new compelling flagships. Later this week, Qualcomm will reveal the Snapdragon 875 chipset that will give power to most of the 2021 flagships. This prepares the terrain for new flagship releases like the Galaxy S21 and the Xiaomi Mi 11 series.
Well, we’re seeing a set of leaks revealing the Galaxy S21 smartphones. This further solidifies all the rumors pointing to a January 2021 release. OnePlus will also reveal its OnePlus 9 family a little bit earlier in March 2021. Now, a new report indicates that Xiaomi will reveal its new Xiaomi Mi 11 flagship series in the same January 2021. That is at least one month earlier than the usual February window.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Series to debut in January 2021
The new report comes straight from the reliable Chinese tipster, Digital Chat Station. According to the tipster, Xiaomi will unveil its Mi 11 series that presumably consists of a Xiaomi Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro as soon as “next month”. Considering that we’re just one day away from December, we believe that he meant January and not December. Of course, the new flagship family will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 chipset family that will go official this week at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit event held in Hawaii.
Mi 11 (tentatively named) has been sent to the Internet for filing, and it is estimated that it will be announced next month, and the production capacity will start to climb [吃瓜]
— Digital Chat Station (@StationChat) November 30, 2020
The Xiaomi Mi 11 series will bring a set of impressive specifications to the table. For instance, the Mi 11 Pro will come with a 120Hz display with Quad HD+ resolution. This kind of resolution was popular back in the days of 16:9 flagships but was neglected in the “full-screen” era. Now, it seems to be coming back this year. The handset will also pack a 50MP main and 12MP telephoto shooters. The vanilla Mi 11 is set to come with a whopping 108MP camera. We’re not sure why the vanilla packs the most impressive camera sensor, perhaps, the 11 Pro camera combo will justify the 108MP shooter absence.
If Digital Chat Station claims are accurate, we expect to see a new wave of leaks coming in the next month.