Judging by what the official Xiaomi representative writes on the Weibo social network, the company’s new flagship – Mi 11 – is not at risk of running out of stock. Unlike the iPhone 12, which should be expected to be delivered a few weeks after ordering, Mi 11 can be purchased and shipped immediately at the start of sales. And this is important given that the smartphone will debut in December; and will be the first model with the 5nm Snapdragon 888 SoC.
The company will provide a sufficient amount of Mi 11 smartphones at the start of sales, said the director of Xiaomi for new products Wang Teng Thomas. And, by doing so, he tried to reassure users who are already starting to worry about the potential shortage of the new Xiaomi flagship.
Unfortunately, Wang Teng Thomas did not say anything about the characteristics of the smartphone; but something is already known about this. So, it is expected that the screen with an embedded front camera will remain. At the same time, Mi 11 will receive a Full HD + display with a frame rate of 120 Hz; while the Mi 11 Pro will have a 2K screen, but with the same frame rate of 120 Hz. Ultra-fast charging of 100W is attributed to the Mi 11 Pro; while the Mi 11 is expected to charge at only 55W. Finally, the Mi 11’s camera will have three modules, while the Mi 11 Pro’s camera will have four, with the fourth being a periscope module that provides a smooth optical zoom.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Alleged specifications
According to a leaked spec sheet, the Mi 11 flaunts a display bigger than 6-inch, unfortunately, the 6 is accompanied by an X that prevents us from knowing the actual size. Despite this, the handset will come with a 1440p resolution; and the display is of the AMOLED kind with a 120Hz refresh rate. Moreover, the display brings significant curves on both sides and sports a top-left punch hole for the selfie camera.
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The phone will pack the Snapdragon 888 coupled with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Of course, we expect more variants to come.
In the camera department, the Mi 11 brings the main 108MP 1/1.33″ sensor coupled with a 13MP 12mm, 1.12 um shooter with a 5MP unspecified sensor. The selfie camera is a 20MP unspecified sensor. The vanilla flagship draws power from a 4,780mAh battery with 50W wired charging and 30 wireless charging. The phone carries NFC support and will hit a price tag of CNY 3,999 to CNY 4,499 (~$611 to $687). We also expect an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The phone will run Android 11 with MIUI 12 running on top.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro Alleged Specifications
Unfortunately, the size of the phone’s display is also unspecified here. All we know is that it will come with a display bigger than 6-inches. This can mean anything in a world of full-screen smartphones. Of course, the resolution is also listed as 1440p here. Some rumors state that the Mi 11 Pro will include a mode with QHD+ resolution; but this is yet to be confirmed. The leak also lists a variant with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 Storage, since this is a Pro variant we expect a 12GB + 256GB version to appear too.
In the camera department, the phone is listed with a 48MP 1/1.32″ sensor from OmniVision (OV48C) plus a 20MP 12mm, 1um sensor plus two 12MP shooters. In the front, we have the very same 20MP sensor from its vanilla sibling.
The Mi 11 Pro draws power from a smaller 4,500mAh. However, the small capacity is compensated by Xiaomi’s insane 120W fast-charging. The listing also mentions 80W wireless charging which is equally impressive. The phone will also bring NFC support and will target a CNY 5,299 to CNY 5,499 price tag (~$810 to $840).
The phone also runs Android 11 straight out of the box and has MIUI 12 skin.
While the above specifications sound on par with the rumors, we suggest you digest them with a pinch or two of salt. As aforementioned, we still have a couple of days of waiting before the Mi 11 series launch. Anything can change in the coming weeks.