Xiaomi has declared their new flagship for 2021: the Mi 11. The Chinese variant of the phone sports a modified design and redesigned specs that give a decent gander at the sort of high-end features top Android phones will deliver with in the coming year, as indicated by AnandTech. There will undoubtedly be a few changes to the European and global versions of the Mi 11, yet until further notice, this is an early look into what’s probably going to be 2021’s first significant Android flagship.
The progressions to the design of the Mi 11 in contrast with the Mi 10 seem minor. From the front, the display is somewhat bigger at 6.81-inches in comparison to the Mi 10’s 6.67-inch screen. That additional space appears to have come from shrinking the bezels of the gadget (always welcome), while expanding the height and keeping up the curved sides and hole-punch camera on the front.
What’s all the more energizing is the 3200×1440 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate on the new OLED display, two features that have fast become absolute necessities on modern flagships, however obviously they’re woefully missed on the most recent iPhones. In another notable difference, the Mi 11 will likewise feature an under-display fingerprint sensor.
The rear of the Mi 11 holds the more visible changes. The iPhone X-esque vertical camera “pill” of the Mi 10 is gone, and in it’s place is a thin glass “layer cake.” The Mi 11 features three back cameras: a 108-megapixel main sensor, a five-megapixel telephoto, and a 13 megapixel ultra-wide. The Mi 11 likewise has faster 50W wireless charging (already on the Mi 10 Pro) to combine with its 4600mAh battery.
Moving from the battery to the rest of the internals, the Mi 11 is controlled by the Snapdragon 888 and offers either 8GB or 12GB of RAM. Storage begins at 128GB or 256GB, which is shockingly still liberal in the cell phone world. Like most new cell phones, the Mi 11 additionally has Wi-Fi 6 and support for 5G. Notably missing from the Mi 11 is a charging block. The CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, affirmed the Mi 11 will continue in Apple and (supposedly) Samsung’s footsteps in eliminating the charging block from the case for environmental and cost-saving reasons.
The Chinese version of the Xiaomi Mi 11 is accessible for pre-order today, and will begin transporting January 1st. The cost for the entry level 8GB RAM/128GB of storage model is listed at ¥3999.00 (around $611).