Xiaomi is all set to launch a new flagship smartphone in India today. The device is none other than the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra. The ‘Superphone’ was launched in China recently and since has been the talk of the tech town. The handset comes loaded with a host of interesting features like 50MP triple rear cameras, 120Hz display with support for Dolby Vision, Snapdragon 888 SoC, and more. The phone is all set to challenge the dominance of Apple and Samsung in the premium segment. But what is the expected price? What are its features? Why is it so special? In this article, we have compiled all this information for you. So, here’s a quick roundup of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra smartphone that is going to launch in India pretty soon.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra Launch Date, Event Time, Where to Watch It Live
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is confirmed to launch in India today (April 23rd). The brand will launch the new flagship smartphone during the virtual event. The event can be live-streamed on the company’s official website along with its YouTube channel from 12 Noon. Users can also watch the live stream on Facebook and Twitter as well.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra Expected Price in India
It is for sure that the Mi 11 Ultra will not be available at a cheaper price point. The phone will give stiff competition to the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. It is worth mentioning that both the flagships are priced over the Rs 1 lakh price point. That said, Xiaomi is known to bring smartphones at a significantly lower price point as compared to industry standards. So, it would be interesting to see whether the company do the same for this smartphone as well. Our best guess is that the phone will be priced around Rs 70,000 to Rs 80,000 price band.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra Specifications
Xiaomi has added all the features, which completes a premium flagship device in 2021. Furthermore, the company has gone a step ahead compared to Apple and Samsung in bringing some new features to the table with its Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra. Here are some interesting features of the upcoming smartphone:
50MP Pro-grade Triple Rear Cameras
The best part about the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra has to be the cameras. The smartphone comes with a triple-camera setup, which currently acquires the top spot in the DXOMark rating. The phone comes with a 50MP primary Samsung GN2 sensor, which is the first used on any smartphone. The sensor has been jointly developed by Xiaomi and Samsung and offers a large f/1.12-inch size. For comparison, the 108MP sensor which is present in Galaxy S21 Ultra is 1/1.33-inch in size. It also comes with enhanced night photography and the company claims to deliver detailed images with as little as 0.02 lux of light.
The secondary sensor is a 48MP telephoto lens that offers 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, and 120x digital zoom. Then there is a 48MP ultra-wide Sony IMX586 sensor that gives a 126-degree field of view. This coupled with some interesting features like 8K video recording, Stagger-HDR technology, dual native ISO Fusion, and more makes it one of the best camera phones of 2021.
Another interesting highlight of the smartphone is the secondary display that is placed right next to the rear camera module. The secondary display comes with a 1.1-inch AMOLED screen that supports the always-on feature and shows notifications. It can be also used to click selfies while using the rear camera. A neat addition indeed.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is loaded with top-of-the-line specifications. The smartphone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor along with an Adreno 650 GPU. It comes with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 of internal storage. The handset runs on MIUI 12, which is based on Android 11. The company has also added a new three-phase cooling system that enhances the thermal performance of the device.
E4 AMOLED Display with Dolby Vision Support
One of the best things about this device is the display. The handset offers a 6.81-inch WQHD+ AMOLED quad-curved DotDisplay, which is made using E4 material. The screen comes with a 120Hz of screen refresh rate and 480Hz touch sampling rate. It also comes equipped with a whopping 1,700 nits peak brightness that can reproduce 1.07 billion colours. Apart from this, the phone also supports Dolby Vision and HDR10+ meaning that watching movies or playing games will surely be a great experience on this device. You also get MEMC support, 100 per cent DCI-P3 colour gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection, and a 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio.
Hi-Res Audio Support, Stereo Speakers, IP68 certification and Premium build
The handset also comes with stereo speakers that are tuned by Harman Kardon. It comes with a 1216P super-linear speaker unit on the bottom of the device, enabling it to reach 0.8mm max. Amplitude. This means you will get optimal audio performance while using this device. Apart from this, the phone is also Hi-Res audio certified.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is loaded with a ceramic panel on the rear, which gives it a durable and premium look and feel. The phone is available in Ceramic White and Ceramic Black colour options. You also get IP68 water and dust resistance.
Ultra-Fast Wireless And Wired Charging
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is loaded with a 5,000mAh battery and comes with ultra-fast wired and wireless charging. The phone supports 67W wired and 67W wireless charging technology. This means the phone will charge 100 per cent in just 36 minutes.