In the end of March, Xiaomi presented the remaining devices of its Mi 11 series to the world. The brand introduced the Mi 11 Lite, the Mi 11 Pro, and on top of everything the Mi 11 Ultra. As the moniker suggests, the Mi 11 Ultra is the undoubted king of the company’s flagship family. It brings the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, massive battery, impressive features, and an outstanding camera setup. However, one of the most unique and intriguing features in this device has to do with the presence of a tiny 1.1-inch display slapped next to the camera module on the back. Xiaomi brought this panel to expand the use of the rear camera setup. For instance, you can use it as a viewfinder while capturing selfies with the main camera setup. However, Xiaomi isn’t done yet with this implementation.
According to a Weibo post, the rear display on the Mi 11 Ultra now supports video recording and a few other camera features. However, these features are currently available only in the internal beta version. We assume that Xiaomi is sending this update to beta testers so they can check if there is any bug during the use. If everything goes on as planned, the company may release a stable release in the coming weeks.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra secondary screen can now be used for video recording
For now, users can check the tiny 1.1-inch AMOLED display to check their incoming calls and notifications. They can also check the battery status, and as abovementioned to get help while capturing high-quality selfies. Now, according to the Weibo post, the black screen will support video recording features. This will be particularly useful when users are recording vlogs with the main camera setup on their smartphones. Moreover, you can even monitor advanced video recording modes such as time-lapse video, slow-motion, portrait mode, night mode, and etc. We assume that these features will reach a stable release in the coming weeks. It’s great to see that Xiaomi isn’t resting with the initial implementation of its secondary display. After all, it can look unique and all but without proper features to justify its use, the feature can end as a mere gimmick.
The Mi 11 Ultra and its siblings are available in China but are yet to reach other markets. Xiaomi was planning to release it in India but had to put its plans on hold due to the recent hike in COVID-19 cases. The device is a super-premium smartphone with a 6.81-inch QHD+ AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 888 SoC, and a 5,000mAh battery.