Xiaomi is gearing up to launch the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra smartphone in the country on April 23rd. Mi 11 Ultra is the company’s most ambitious phone to date, and that’s the reason Xiaomi India has been calling it a SuperPhone in all launch teasers. The Mi 11 Ultra packs absolutely cutting-edge tech, be it a 1/1.12″ 50MP rear camera, 67W fast wireless charging, or a secondary rear display. The inclusion of such hardware means a hefty price tag too. In one of the launch teasers on Facebook, a user commented and said,
Amazing looking very good Device Mi 11 Ultra I think price 40k-50k Approx.
In response to the user’s comment, Xiaomi India Head, Mr. Manu Jain said,
ROFL I always get amused by how people want a more than Rs.1 lakh specs but are willing to pay only 40k. Sir - even if you look at international prices, it is 70K+. Plus add the tax difference (India has 18% GST). Plus other costs. We will definately try and keep it below Rs.1 lakh.
What could be the Mi 11 Ultra price in India?
Mr. Jain says that the price of the Mi 11 Ultra will be under Rs. 1lakh in India, but what would be the actual pricing of the smartphone in the country? Before answering this question, let us have a look at the pricing of Mi 11 Ultra in China and Europe,
Mi 11 Ulta
(approx Rs. 66,964)
(approx Rs. 72,545)
(approx Rs. 1,03,250)
(approx Rs. 78,120)
If we recall, Xiaomi Mi 10 India price (Rs. 49,999) was roughly about 20% more compared to the China price. The price difference is due to the fact that Xiaomi India does not have the infrastructure to manufacture premium devices here, so the units are imported in China, resulting in extra taxes. If we assume a similar difference in Mi 11 Ultra China and India price, the base variant could cost somewhere around Rs. 80,000 in India.
Also, a leak suggests that Mi 11 Ultra could be priced around 72-73k mark in India, and the company might just offer the smartphone for Rs. 70,000 (including launch offers) as an introductory offer.
As you might've heard, Mi 11 Ultra is launching on 23rd. What else to expect, 4 new Mi 11 series phones, Band 6, Watch Lite.
— Yogesh (@heyitsyogesh) April 1, 2021
Mi 11 Ultra: Specifications, Features
The Mi 11 Ultra features a 6.81-inch QHD+ AMOLED display with 3200×1440 pixel resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. It is HDR10+ certified, offers 1700 nits peak brightness, along with 5000000:1. The Mi 11 Ultra supports Dolby Vision, and also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. The display on the Mi 11 Ultra also houses an under-display fingerprint sensor.
The smartphone also features a secondary touch display on the back, which is a 1.1-inch AMOLED panel with 450 nits brightness. Mi 11 Ultra is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, which is built on a 5nm fabrication process. It offers up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB UFS 3.1 storage.
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.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra packs a 5000mAh battery with 67W fast charging and 67W fast wireless charging. It can also charge other devices wirelessly, but the output is capped to 10W. It features Hi-Res audio, and Dual speakers with audio tuned by Harman Kardon. The Mi 11 Ultra features a water-resistance IP68 rating and weighs 234g.
Xiaomi is also said to launch more products including 4 Mi 11 series smartphones, Mi Band 6, and a smartwatch along with Mi 11 Ultra at the 23rd April event. What do you think about the Mi 11 Ultra? What’s your guess on the pricing of the smartphone in the country? Do let us know in the comments below.
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