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Xiaomi Launches the Mi 11, the First Phone with Snapdragon 888

Xiaomi has launched the Mi 11, described as its “first premium phone in the new decade”, in Mainland China. Pre-orders began at 10pm GMT+8 on December 28.

The Mi 11 is the first device to be equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888, which was unveiled in early December. The processor promises a 35% CPU performance increase and 20% more power efficiency. Meanwhile, the Adreno 660 GPU promises up to 35% faster graphics rendering, and together with the 6th gen Qualcomm AI engine’s Hexagon 780 processor offers 26 TOPS.

The phone has a 6.81” 2K AMOLED display with a WQHD+ 3200×1440 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It has up to 1,500 nits of brightness and a 480Hz touch sampling rate as well, along with a JNCD 0.38 ultra-high quasi-primary color screen. The screen is protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.

For cameras, the Mi 11 has a 108MP 8K main camera with a 1/1.33” large image sensor with OIS support. It also has pixel-binning, which offers 4-in-1 1.6μm large pixels. The other rear cameras are a 123° ultra-wide angle camera and a 50mm telephoto macro lens respectively. The front has a 20MP in-display selfie camera. The phone also has video filters designed by American visual effects company Digital Domain’s Chief Colorist as well as built-in video editing software.

Aside from that, the phone has a 4,600 mAh battery with a 8.06mm body and has Mi TurboCharge 55W wired flash charging, 50W wireless charging, and 10W wireless reverse charging support. No in-box charger will be included with the standard version, although the bundle version has a separate 55W GaN charger for the same price. For audio, it has dual speakers and sound by Harman Kardon, while for other functions it has Bluetooth sharing, IR blaster, dual-frequency GPS, and multi-functional NFC. The Mi 11 will also have the MIUI 12.5.

The Mi 11 will be available in Midnight Gray, Horizon Blue, and Frost White with anti-glare frosted glass (8.06mm and 196g), and Lilac Purple and Honey Beige with vegan leather (8.56mm and 194g). The three variants are 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB, and 12GB+256GB, with prices of RMB3,999 (~RM2,470), RMB4,299 (~RM2,659) and RMB4,699 (~RM2,902) respectively.

Below are the specs from Xiaomi:


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