The Xiaomi massive conference is currently on and the company started the launch with the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro. This is the “big brother” of the Xiaomi Mi 11 and it comes with many improvements. At the beginning of the event, Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Jun, claims that the company’s 2020 annual revenue hit 245.9 billion yuan ($37.4 billion). He also claims that in Q4 2020, Xiaomi’s smartphone sales will return to the top three in the world. At this conference, Xiaomi will launch a plethora of products including the Xiaomi Mi MIX foldable phone, Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra as well as the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite. While we wait for the others to arrive, let us talk about the Mi 11 Pro which we already have.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro official details
This smartphone comes in three colours which include greyish black, green, and purple. This smartphone uses a 6.8-inch AMOLED quad-curved flexible screen. It also boasts of an E4 luminescent material and has the DisplayMate A+ certification. This display supports 2K videos and also uses a 120Hz refresh rate. In terms of display protection, the Mi 11 Pro comes with the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. This is the toughest Gorilla Glass in the market. It offers 1.5X anti-fall and 2X scratch resistance relative to the previous generation.
Hardware – processor and battery
Under the hood, this smartphone comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. Of course, this is the most powerful smartphone chip in the Android camp. According to the company, this device performs better than e-sports phones after multiple tests. In addition to the processor, this device uses LPDDR5 RAM and well as UFS 3.1 storage
In addition to its massive 5000 mAh battery, this device also uses a new phase thermal conductivity material. This increases the thermal conductivity by 100%. This keeps the temperature of this device in check and over-heating is a thing of the past. With a large VC of 2000m㎡, a solid-liquid-gas three-state rapid heat dissipation system is formed. Xiaomi is very confident in the heat dissipation and battery life of this device.
The company says that it is “at the same level with Android flagships”. Of course, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro does not use the regular Lithium-ion battery. It is the world’s first smartphone to come with a silicon-oxygen anode battery. This battery gives the device a longer life as well as a faster charging capacity. In terms of charging capacity, this device supports 67W fast charging. According to the company, it delivers a full charge in 36 minutes.
Interestingly, this smartphone also supports a 67W wireless charging which also gives a full charge in 36 minutes. The Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro weighs 208g and has a thickness of 8.53mm. Recall that the Xiaomi Mi 11 weighs 196g with a 4600 mAh battery.
In the camera department, this smartphone premiers the Samsung GN2 sensor. The sensor size of GN2 is close to one inch and it offers up to 50MP (4 in 1). The GN2 also supports full-pixel omnidirectional 8-core focusing. This smartphone comes with OIS – optical image stabilization as well as a 5X optical zoom. Furthermore, it uses a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens as well as a 50X periscope telephoto lens that supports OIS. The third sensor is an 8MP 120mm shooter that also supports OIS. On the front, there is a 20MP sensor
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro supports 8K video recording and slow-motion shooting at 1920fps. This is the first Xiaomi smartphone that supports IP68 dust and water resistance. According to the company, it can withstand 42 meters of deep water without pressure.
This device also comes with an extraordinary sound quality: high-quality stereo dual speakers, professional tuning by Harman Kardon. Another notable feature of this device is the WiFi 6 enhanced version, which offers a maximum theoretical speed of 3.5Gbps.
The company also unveiled an 80W wireless charging dock as well as a Xiaomi multi-coil wireless fast charging version. These devices cost 499 yuan ($76) and 599 yuan ($91) respectively. The 80W wireless charging dock with curved air ducts provides efficient heat dissipation. It uses a double coil design, horizontal usage, and one key to activate the fast mode. This mode increases the charging speed by 15%.
Price and Availability
This device will be available for pre-sale at 22:00 tonight, the first official sale will take place on April 2nd. Here are the prices of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro
- 8GB+128GB – 4999 yuan ($761)
- 8GB+256GB – 5299 yuan ($807)
- 12GB+256GB – 5699 yuan ($868)
Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro + 67W GaN charger (Package Edition) costs 0 yuan extra. However, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro + 80W wireless charging dock (Super Package Edition) costs an extra 199 yuan ($30).