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Mi 11 Ultra: Into The Reckoning !!!

Veilings have been raised, and the Chinese tech giant has finally let the lid off their highly prophesied Mi 11 series, vis-à-vis the latest protraction of Xiaomi’s premium Mi-lineup. The series overbrims three main chapters, i.e. Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11i and Mi 11 Lite (5G and non-5G).

To note, this is Xiaomi’s 11th milestone in the journey. And safe to say, the company has produced a crown jewel for their briefcase collection this time, featuring the highly consummate Mi 11 Ultra as one.

Being complimented by the equally quintessential camera sensors and seemingly permissible price braces it comes in, is Mi 11 Ultra the big flagship we did not presume and/or expected?

Highlights

As we all know, Mi 10 Ultra was quite a remarkable contender in camera-battles last year. Thence continuing the legacy, Xiaomi, this time smashes the smartphone camera section with its profoundly elite camera hardware. Mi 11 Ultra features the first-ever debut of Samsung’s ISOCELL GN2 sensor- the largest smartphone camera sensor (at the moment). Developed jointly by Samsung and Xiaomi, the GN2 sensor can widen up to 1/1.12″ in aperture-size and produce 4-in-1 2.8μm Super Pixels. The camera array is further cherished by a 48MP periscope lens (5x zoom) and another 48MP ultra-wide-angle camera.

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And what’s quite making the buzz about Mi 11 Ultra is the camera module in itself- I mean, the protrusion. Extending along the phone’s width, the design of the phone looks quite peculiar, to be honest. However, the wreath is not the protrusion itself but what it holds inside- a secondary display. Yes, Mi 11 Ultra also bouquets a 1.1″ AMOLED display inside the camera bump. Xiaomi has remarked it as a utility for displaying several notifications and alerts like time, phone calls and a screen to take rear-facing selfies.

Mi 11 Ultra Overview:

Design & Display

Dimensions: (164.3H x 74.6W x 8.38D) mm; 234 gm
Build: Ceramic Glass Back + Aluminium Middle Frame
Display: 6.81 inches; Quad-curved AMOLED DotDisplay E4
Resolution: WQHD+ (1440 x 3200 pixels); 515ppi Display Density; 1700nits peak brightness; Display P3, 10-bit Colour Depth
Refresh Rate: 120Hz Refresh rate; 480Hz Touch Sampling Rate
Features: HDR10+, Dolby Vision®
Material: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, IP68 Rated

CPU & Performance

Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 (5G, 5nm)
Processor: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 || 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 || 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
GPU:  Adreno 660
AI: 6th Generation Qualcomm AI Engine
Cooling Technology: Three-phase Cooling Technology
RAM: 8GB/ 12GB LPDDR5
ROM: 256GB/ 512GB storage, UFS 3.1 | non-expandable

Cameras

Rear Camera Setup: Rectangular Camera layout

–       Primary 50MP Samsung GN2 (wide, 1/1.12″), OIS

–       Secondary 48MP Sony IMX586 (ultra-wide, 1/2.0”)

–       Tertiary 48MP (periscope-telephoto, 1/2.0”), OIS, 5X optical-zoom

Front Camera Setup: Left front-camera layout; left punch-hole

–       Primary 20MP

Battery & Charging

Capacity: 5000mAh (dual-cell design)
Charging: 67W Turbo-charging, USB Type-C, (1-100% in 36min)
Wireless Charging: 67W Wireless Turbo-charging (1-100% in 36min)

Sensors, Speakers & Other Features

Security: In-display Fingerprint Scanner (with heart monitoring), Face Unlock
Audio: Dual speakers (by Harman Kardon); No 3.5mm jack
Operating System: MIUI 12.5 based on Android™ 11
Ports: USB-C®, Dual nano-SIM slot
Sensors: Fingerprint Scanner (optical), Accelerometer, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Infrared
Connectivity: WiFi 6, Bluetooth® 5.2, 5G, NFC
Colors: Ceramic White, Ceramic Black

Price & Availability

MI 11 Ultra is now up for pre-order in Mainland China. There is no information regarding its release in India as of now, but it is expected that the other models from the Mi 11 series are soon to be launched here.



Variants Price (CNY) Price in India (Expected)
Mi 11 Ultra (8GB + 256GB) 5,999 Yuan INR. 67,000
Mi 11 Ultra (12GB + 256GB) 6,499 Yuan INR. 72,500
Mi 11 Ultra (12GB + 512GB) 6,999 Yuan INR. 78,000

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Mi 11 Ultra Summary:

Display: 6.81 inches; QHD+ AMOLED Display (120Hz)
Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 (5G, 5nm)
CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 || 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 || 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
GPU: Adreno 660
Cooling Technology: Three-phase Cooling Technology
Memory: 8GB + 256GB, 12GB + 256B, 12GB + 512GB UFS 3.1, non-expandable
OS: MIUI 12.5 based on Android™ 11
Rear Camera: 

–       Primary 50MP Samsung GN2 (wide, 1/1.12″), OIS

–       Secondary 48MP Sony IMX586 (ultra-wide, 1/2.0”)

–       Tertiary 48MP (periscope-telephoto, 1/2.0”), OIS, 5X optical-zoom

Front Camera: Primary 20MP
Battery: 5000mAh, 67W Turbo-Charging (100% in 36min)
Sensors: Fingerprint Scanner (optical), Accelerometer, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Infrared, X-axis linear motor
Connectivity: WiFi 6, Bluetooth® 5.2, 5G, NFC
Colours: Ceramic White, Ceramic Black

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