After introducing its first flagship of 2021, the Mi 11, Xiaomi is now back with more flagships joining the Mi 11 series, including the Mi 11i, Mi 11 Lite, Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra. We’re going to delve more into the biggest sibling of all.
Mi 11 Ultra
Starting with the front, the Mi Ultra boast a 6.81-inch quad curved AMOLED display with QHD (3200 x 1440-pixel) resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, a 480Hz touch sampling rate, support for 10-bit colour depth and a peak brightness of 1700 nits. The display has HDR10+ and Dolby Vision certification. It comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor and Gorilla Glass Victus protection on the top of the panel.
Coming to the design, the rear panel is carved out ceramic, and it’s available in Black and White colours. It’s also the first Xiaomi smartphone to come with IP68 certification, which means you can now rest assured of dust and water.
Further, there’s a 1.1-inch AMOLED on the back embedded in Ultra’s colossal camera module. It gets the always-on mode, showing notification and an option to use it as a viewfinder while taking selfies from the main camera setup (more on that later.)
Like several other android flagships, the Mi 11 Ultra is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 888 coupled with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. It features a new three-phase cooling system that includes a material that changes its state between solid, liquid, and gas for better thermal control. It runs MIUI 12.5 on top of Android 11 out-of-the-box.
It gets a 5000mAh battery with support for 67W wired and wireless charging. Moreover, it has a custom chip that enables wireless charging at 30V speeds up charging by 10%. It also has 10W reverse charging. The battery inside boasts a Silicon Oxygen anode cell, which promises to offer higher density, better conductivity and faster charging than the usual Li-ion.
There’s no 3.5mm audio jack present in the Ultra, but it gets Harman Kardon tuned stereo speakers. Connectivity options include WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, IR blaster, and a dual 5G network.
The Mi 11 Ultra comes with massive camera module housing a primary 50MP Samsung ISOCELL GN2 sensor accompanied by a 48MP Sony IMX586 ultra-wide camera with a 128-degree FOV and a 48MP periscope camera with support 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, and up to 120x digital zoom. The primary 50MP camera and periscope camera comes with OIS. Furthermore, the 48MP periscope camera can also shoot 8K videos. On the front, there’s a 20MP camera housed in the punch-hole cutout.
Mi 11 Pro
Now it’s time for the middle child of the family, the Mi 11 Pro.
The Mi 11 Pro has the same design language. The Mi 11 Pro borrows the QHD display and GN2 sensor, and other internal specifications from the Ultra though there are some differences among the two in the camera department.
Apart from the 50MP ISOCELL GN2 sensor, the Mi 11 Pro features an 8MP periscope camera with 50x zoom support and an 8MP ultra-wide camera with a 123-degree FOV. It also misses out on that 1.1-inch AMOLED display on the back.
Mi 11 Pro and Ultra – Pricing and Availability
The Mi 11 Pro will be available in three storage variants:
- 8GB+128GB : CNY 4,999
- 8GB+256GB: CNY 5,299
- 12GB+256GB: CNY 5,699
Meanwhile, the Mi 11 Ultra will also be available in three storage options, along with a special marbled ceramic edition.
- 8GB+256GB: CNY 5,999
- 2GB+256GB: CNY 6,499
- 12GB+512GB: CNY 6,999
- Marbled Ceramic Edition (12GB+512GB): CNY 6,999