Earlier this month, Xiaomi declared the MI 11. They did it just after the launch of Snapdragon 888 chipset. It made their intentions of making the first smartphone with Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor clear. As of 28rth December 2020, Asian tech giant Xiaomi has launched the MI 11 in China.
Loads of features
MI 11 is not only the first smartphone to flaunt the most powerful Android processor, it is also the first 2021 flagship. From what appears, Xiaomi has gone all-in with this one. With an aim to be the best, MI 11 is loaded with features like 6.81″ 2K AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. With a maximum brightness of 1500 nits, the screen shines bright in direct sunlight. On top of that, gamers will love the 480Hz touch-sampling rate.
Best-in-class Camera and Storage
A 108MP primary camera is capable of recording stunning 8K videos. Additionally, the camera application supports some creative video formations, which would be very helpful for bloggers or photographers. The LPDDR5 RAM, couple with UFS 3.1 provides for an excellent read and write speeds. While we did post an early article about MI 11 launch, read the official report here.
The device supports fast wireless charging
Looking at some unboxing videos out there on the internet, the device appears very elegant when held in hand. The slim 8.06mm chassis houses a 4,600mAh battery. The Xiaomi MI 11 charges from 0 to 100% in about 45 minutes, thanks to the 55W wired TurboCharge technology. It also supports 50W wireless charging. Surprising enough, Xiaomi would not supply in-box chargers with their latest flagship. Xiaomi has launched the MI 11 in China, before any other company, which might turn into their advantage.
The rear camera design is a bit odd
However, I am a little concerned about the looks of the rear camera module. While in the front, MI 11 sports a punch-hole display, they have tried a new design on the rear panel. It is slightly unpleasant to my eye, as the camera bump catches too much attention. Other than that, the MI 11 is definitely the best bang for the buck device so far. If we convert the launch price, the base variant costs around 45,000 INR. Although, based on previous trends, the device might be priced around 57,000 INR when it launches in India. While Indian reviewers will import the smartphone, we might see an official launch soon.