The predictions of the Xiaomi Mi 11 presentation date, in which insiders competed with each other, turned out to be almost correct. After many rumors and leaks that traditionally surround Xiaomi events, confirmation came from the company itself.
The winter event, in which the presentation of the Xiaomi Mi 11 series will be announced, will take place on December 28; a day earlier than the techno spies predicted. It is expected that we will see a couple of flagships: Xiaomi Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro. There are also some predictions about the possible debut of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro +, which should be treated with a great deal of skepticism.
According to rumors, both smartphones will receive OLED panels with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, the Snapdragon 888 SoC, from 8 GB of RAM and from 128 GB of storage, as well as 55W fast charging. The basic version of the series will receive a battery with a capacity of 4780mAh, and the larger variant with a 4970mAh battery. The main Xiaomi Mi 11 camera will offer three lenses 108 MP + 13 MP + 5 MP, while the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro will have a more interesting set of sensors: 50 MP + 48 MP + 20 MP + 12 MP.
It is expected that in China the basic version will cost $612, while the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro will be available from $811.
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.