Xiaomi India has officially announced that its highest flagship smartphone on offer right now, the Mi 11 Ultra, is launching in India on April 23rd. Xiaomi India MD Manu Jain tweeted about the launch earlier today, alongside teasing details such as the Mi 11 Ultra being rated number one by DxOMark, and its triple rear camera configuration as well. The smartphone comes to India about a month after the OnePlus 9 series, which has already been launched in the country and is one of the first to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC.
Mi 11 Ultra: specifications, features
The Mi 11 Ultra is powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC, and offers RAM and storage variants ranging from 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, all the way up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage. It features a 6.81-inch AMOLED display with 2K+ (or Quad HD+) screen resolution. It gets support for 1 billion colours, is HDR10+ certified, offers 1700 nits peak brightness and can operate at the new flagship refresh rate standard of 120Hz.
Other specifications include a triple rear camera module that includes a 50MP main unit with OIS, Dual Pixel on-chip phase detection autofocus and a laser AF module. The setup also includes a 48MP telephoto unit with 5x optical zoom and OIS, and also a 48MP ultra-wide unit. The setup will be able to record 8K videos at 24fps, and also 4K videos at 60fps. The left-aligned drill-hole slot at the front houses a 20MP camera.
The smartphone has native speakers with audio tuned by Harman. Connectivity chops include 5G, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 with LE support. The Mi 11 Ultra has an under-display fingerprint sensor, and has a 5,000mAh battery with 67W fast charging support to boot. The charging setup is claimed to juice up the phone to 100 percent in just 36 minutes.
Expected price in India
While there is no word on official pricing yet, the Mi 11 Ultra will compete with the recently launched OnePlus 9 series, as well as other flagship offerings such as the Samsung Galaxy S21 series and the Apple iPhone 12 series. The Mi 11 Ultra is priced at CNY 5,999 (approx. Rs 67,000) for the 8GB+256GB variant in China, going up to CNY 6,499 (approx. Rs 72,500) and CNY 6,999 (approx. Rs 78,000) for its 12GB+256GB and 12GB+512GB variants. More details should follow, with the launch coming up in about three weeks’ time. Stay tuned!
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