New live photos of the Xiaomi Mi 11 smartphone have appeared on the Web – the user holds it in his hand. The images, apparently, were published first on Weibo, and then they were already distributed on the web. But the unnatural and strange angles at which a person holds a smartphone suggest that the photos are staged.
It is difficult to judge this, but the smartphone in the photo with the characteristic camera unit is fully consistent with those of the Mi 11, which appeared on the Web in renders and photos before. Moreover, in the photos – it is Mi 11, since the Mi 11 Pro has a longer camera block due to the additional periscope module that provides optical zoom. There is no confirmation of the characteristics of the camera yet, but the ring around the top module indicates that it is the main one. According to unconfirmed reports, the main module uses a Samsung ISOCELL Bright HM3 image sensor with a resolution of 108 megapixels.
As for the batteries, the Chinese 3C regulator certified two models for the Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro with the designations BM24 and BM25 with a capacity of 2390 and 2485 mAh, respectively. It is not yet clear in which model which battery will be used, but there is no reason to doubt their paired placement, so in the first case the capacity will be 4920 mAh, in the second – 5120 mAh. And that’s more than the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro.
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.
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.