Qualcomm, earlier this week at Qualcomm Tech Summit 2020, announced its latest top-tier silicon, Snapdragon 888. More than 10 Android OEMs have committed to using Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 on their upcoming flagships. As expected, Xiaomi is also amongst these OEMs that have confirmed to release a Snapdragon 888 powered device. The Chinese tech giant, took it to social media channels to make a public announcement and confirmed that Mi 11 will mark the global debut of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC on a smartphone. A new leak (via Ice Universe), claims that Xiaomi Mi 11 launch is happening this month itself. Let us have a look at the details,
— Xiaomi (@Xiaomi) December 1, 2020
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 powered Xiaomi Mi 11 launch happening this month!
The leaked information suggests that Xiaomi Mi 11 will launch this month. The smartphone is said to make its debut towards the end of December. This could very well be the launch timeline in the home market, China. While a global launch might follow a month later. To recall, Mi 10 debuted in China in February, which was followed by a Global launch in March.
Exclusive: Xiaomi Mi 11, the first mobile phone with Snapdragon 888, will be released at the end of December, with a four-curved screen design, which is its protective film. pic.twitter.com/fYbWq8tSUB
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) December 3, 2020
The leak also claims that the Mi 11 will be the first smartphone in the world to be powered by Snapdragon 888. This isn’t surprising since we all know Xiaomi and Qualcomm had a long-term association with each other. Ice universe has also shared a picture of the Mi 11 screen protection film and claimed that Mi 11 feature a four-curved screen design.
Last month, Xiaomi smartphone with model number M2012K11C made an appearance on Geekbench. The Geekbench listing confirmed Adreno 660 GPU, and 6GB RAM. To those unaware, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 comes with Adreno 660 GPU. This confirms that M2012K11C is indeed a Mi 11 series device. Xiaomi M2012K11C will run Android 11 out of the box as revealed in the Geekbench listing. The letter ‘C’ in the model number confirms that it’s the variant for the Chinese market.
The upcoming Mi 11 is said to retain an AMOLED display from its predecessor, Mi 10. Xiaomi might bump up the refresh rate to 120Hz this time, or might keep it exclusive to the Pro variant. The Mi 11 is said to be equipped with a 4,780mAh battery and 50W fast charging and 30W wireless charging. We might see a 120W fast charging along with 80W wireless charging on the Pro variant this time. What are your expectations from the upcoming Mi 11 series devices? Do let us know in the comments below.