Xiaomi has officially announced its latest flagship Smartphones, this is the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra with a 6.81-inch Quad HD+ 120Hz AMOLED display, which earned A+ from DisplayMate and is powered by Qualcomm’s latest chipset, the Snapdragon 888 processor.

The Mi 11 Ultra is the top-end premium option here, and the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro is just another usual flagship device here. Xiaomi plastered a 1.1-inch AMOLED secondary always-on display on the Mi 11 Ultra.

On the front display is a 6.81-inch E4 AMOLED quad curved DotDisplay with 1440p+ resolution, supports non-adaptive 120Hz refresh rate and 480Hz touch sampling rate, MEMC motion compensation, and it is well calibrated to the DCI-P3 color space.

The screens are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus that offers better scratch and drop resistance and it is HDR10+ certified. It also supports Dolby Vision support and the 900 nits brightness is quite high (peak brightness is 1,700 nits).

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra Marble Ceramic special edition
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra Marble Ceramic special edition

The secondary display on the Mi 11 Ultra is a 1.1” AMOLED panel 126×294 px resolution with 450 nits peak brightness. It has an Always On mode, it can display notifications, and can also be used as a viewfinder when taking selfies with the main camera.

Both phones arrive with IP68 water and dust resistant capability, and these are the company’s first IP68 rated Smartphones. They are dust-tight and can be submerged under 1.5m (5 ft) of water for half an hour.

These phones come with AMOLED screens, which indicate supports for an in-screen fingerprint sensor. The designs are quite different, where the Mi 11 PRO comes with a glass back design in Green, Purple, and Black color options.

While the Mi 11 Ultra sports a ceramic back finish, a design which the company usually uses for its top-end premium Smartphone lineup, it is available in Ceramic Black, Ceramic White, and Marble white.

These phones are driven by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform with a new three-phase cooling system – 2000m㎡ VC LiquidCool Technology. It comes with Adreno 660 GPU and runs on MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11 OS.

You can find the Mi 11 Pro in 8GB RAM with 128GB UFS 3.1 storage, and the Mi 11 Ultra in either 12GB RAM with 256GB / 512GB UFS 3.1 storage. These arrive with support for Dual SIM, which is either nano-SIM + nano-SIM.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra cameras

Xiaomi used the triple ISP of the chipset to its full effect, where the Smartphones can easily shoot with all three cameras simultaneously and Night mode. In fact, it is safe to say that cameras might actually be the flagship specifications of the Mi 11 Ultra.

Both phones are the first to debut with the 50-megapixels Samsung ISOCELL GN2 and it supports 4-in-1 binning with the largest pixels 1.4µm that makes the effective pixel size 2.8µm. It also comes with the largest sensor ever used in a mass-market phone – 1/1.12”.

The primary camera supports Smart ISO Pro that can capture HDR photos in an instant, Dual Pixel Pro that improves autofocus speed and accuracy, and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). Other cameras differ.

Where the Mi 11 Pro arrives with 13-megapixels 123° ultra-wide and an 8-megapixels telephoto camera with support for 5x optical and up to 50x digital zoom. It has ISO fusion and Staggered-HDR for real-time HDR mode with better energy efficiency.

Mi 11 Ultra comes with a Sony IMX586 48-megapixels Ultra-clear periscope lens with f/4.1, OIS, 120x zoom, 5x optical, and 10x hybrid zoom. It is a 1/2.0”, 0.8µm pixels and provides 1.4 µm after binning. For the first time, the periscope lens can record videos at 8K.

Its last camera is the Sony IMX586 48-megapixels ultrawide camera with 128° lens, 1/2.0” sensor with autofocus, and can shoot macro photos. Similar to others, it can also record 8K videos.

Xiaomi said that the phone has scored 143 points on the Dxo mark test, topping both the photo and video test. Inside its camera cut-out is an f/2.4 20-megapixels front-facing camera with 0.8μm pixel size.

The stereo speakers by Harman Kardon are impressive, with Hi-Res Audio certification. It comes with Bluetooth 5.2, dual SIM 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, NFC, and an IR blaster. There’s no 3.5mm headphone jack support.

During the launch, Xiaomi introduced the 80W wireless charging stand with a 120W charging plug. Both Smartphones pack a 5,000mAh battery with 67W wired flash charging and 67W wireless fast charging that can fully charge the device in just 36 minutes.

It also has 10W wireless reverse charging. In addition, there is a “6x supercharge” technology design by Xiaomi, it comes with a custom chip that enables wireless charging at 30V and a multi-level current control tech that speeds up charging by 10%.

Xiaomi 80W wireless charger
Xiaomi 80W wireless charger

Similar to what Samsung and Apple did with their flagship phones. Xiaomi has fulfilled its promises to join the environmentally friendly trend. There is an option phone box that doesn’t come with a charger in the box and another with a charger at no cost.

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage costs CNY 6,000 ($915/€775), the 12GB of RAM with 256GB costs CNY 6499 ($989) and €1,200 in Europe. The 12GB of RAM and 512GB storage goes for CNY 6999 ($1,066) and these will go on sale in China on April 2.

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra will be available globally in Black and White color option, and the company is also releasing a Marble Ceramic special edition with 12GB / 512GB option that costs exactly CNY 6999 ($1,066), and there is CNY 150 vegan leather case protection in Blue and Orange and CNY 200 mirror-like flip case to protects the screen.

On the other hand, the Mi 11 Pro 8GB RAM with 128GB option goes for CNY 4999 ($761), 8GB RAM with 256GB costs CNY 5299 ($807), and the 12GB RAM with 256GB set you back at CNY 5699 ($868).

The company also mentioned that the Xiaomi 80W wireless charging stand costs CNY 499 ($76) and similar to the Ultra, they will be available to order and will go on sale from April 2nd.

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