Even before ending 2020, Xiaomi presented a new high-end model, nothing more than the successor of the Mi 10. The Mi 11 is the first smartphone in the world to be equipped with the new Snapdragon 888 processor and arrives in the Chinese market on the first day 2021, at a price of less than $ 650. The international press reports on a unique model, with premium features, instead of a standard version and Pro variations. The smartphone comes in three colors: white, blue and black, accompanied by vegan leather covers in different shades (Smoke Purple and Khaki).
To consider that in addition to the Snapdragon 888, which will be the main SoC of the top smartphones to be launched next year, the equipment has different versions: The cheapest version is 612 dollars for the configuration of 8/128 GB of RAM and internal storage, $ 657 for 128/256 GB and 719 for 12/256 GB, all with LPDDR5 RAM. The manufacturer is also betting on a new cooling system based on “vapor chamber”, as we have seen in models mainly linked to gaming.
The smartphone has a 6.81 inch OLED screen, with a resolution of 3,200×1,440. Also count on a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a haptic response of 240 Hz, when compared to the Mi 10 range limited to 90 Hz. Still with regard to the screen, the equipment has a lighting of 1,500 nits and is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, which increases protection against falls of up to two meters and doubles resistance to bothersome risks.
Xiaomi claims that the new model has broken 13 records in DisplayMate tests, and is currently considered the smartphone with the best screen on the market. Records include peak brightness on OLED screens, contrast, color realism and reflections. Note the curvature of its extremities, promising to be thinner and lighter than the previous model. This one weighs 196 grams and is 8.06 mm thick.
User chooses smartphone with or without charger. All at the same price
To power the smartphone, Xiaomi introduced a 4,600 mAh battery, supported by the Mi Charge Turbo System, promising to fully charge in 45 minutes thanks to the 55W cable system. It also supports wireless charging, in a 50W system, taking a little longer, 53 minutes to fully charge. And if you need to charge other equipment or accessories, you can also use the reverse charging system, in this case slower, at 10W.
Remember, however, that the power charger is not included in the box. The justification presented is in line with the reason given by Apple for making this decision. The company argues that most consumers already have other chargers in their possession and that this makes it possible to sell more sustainable devices. The manufacturer will also save materials in the production of packaging and space in the distribution process.
However, the brand said that it does not intend to be radical and will offer two versions of the Mi 11, one only with the smartphone, the so-called OEM version; and another in a bundle that includes the smartphone and a separate 55W charger. And as inventive to ecological decisions, both versions are available at the same price, with consumers deciding whether or not they need the charger. Information provided by a brand representative to the Android Authority.
Still with regard to specifications, the new Xiaomi Mi 11 features a set of 3 cameras, with the main sensor of 108 MP standing out, accompanied by a 13 MP ultra wide angle and a 5 MP macro telephoto lens. It will be possible to record video at 8K, as well as capture images at night or in low light conditions with Night Video mode. The selfie camera is 20 MP, using a punch hole system on the smartphone screen.
There are also some new features at the software level. The new Mi 11 debuts MIUI 12.5, which includes options for creating themed wallpapers, as well as 125 animal-based notification sounds. The manufacturer has optimized its operating system, based on Android, to reduce memory usage and consumption in these multimedia elements. There are also novelties in terms of privacy, such as preventing applications from improperly accessing the clipboard or storage units.
Going against the solutions offered by Huawei and Asus, Xiaomi presented the MIUI Plus, in a beta version, which allows communication between different devices with Android and Windows. You will thus be able to integrate your smartphone into productivity, allowing you to open mobile applications or receive notifications directly on your computer. Through the PC you can also manage the smartphone files.
Technological treats do not stop there. As described, the smartphone offers stereo speakers from Harman Kardon. Uses Bluetooth 5.2 for wireless communications, as well as Wi-Fi 6E, NFC and infrared. The biometric fingerprint authentication system, placed under the screen, also has the ability to measure users’ heart rate.