release date, price, technical sheet, all you need to know

The Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro (also wrongly baptized Xiaomi Mi 11T and Mi 11T Pro) will be the spearheads of the world number 2 in the smartphone market for the end of the year 2021. We take stock of all the information concerning the two new models from Xiaomi.

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About six months after the launch of its main series of smartphones, Xiaomi has been offering “T” models for several years, sold cheaper at the price of a few technical concessions. But overall, the overall value for money of the Mi T’s is better than that of the Mi’s, making it de facto highly anticipated devices by consumers.

Note that Xiaomi has announced the abandonment of its Mi brand for concerns of clarity and legibility of its brands. A change that must be made from the third quarter of 2021, according to what the brand has communicated to us. We can therefore expect the Chinese manufacturer to name its new products Xiaomi 11 and Xiaomi 11 pro rather than Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro.

⏰ When are the Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro released?

Xiaomi has announced a product presentation conference for September 15, 2021. It is highly likely that the Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro will be the headliner. These should be available soon after their formalization.

At the event, we should also hear about the Xiaomi Pad 5 tablet, as well as potentially an international release of the Mix 4.

💲 What is the price of the Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro?

The prices of the two smartphone models have leaked through several European resellers. Xiaomi seems to have changed its strategy by moving towards the premium segment, while the old Mi T’s were more affordable. The prices indicated must still be taken with a grain of salt before any official communication from the brand, of course, especially given the observed price increase.

  • Xiaomi 11T 128GB : 746 euros
  • Xiaomi 11T 256GB : 778 euros
  • Xiaomi 11T Pro 128GB : 896 euros
  • Xiaomi 11T Pro 256 GB : 929 euros

📱 What is the design of the Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro?

While a lot of information about the technical sheet of the Xiaomi 11T series is known, the design of the devices is still a mystery. Few leaks address this subject and to date we have no precise rendering of the two mobiles. These should partly take over the aesthetics and design of the Mi 11. The photo unit at the back could however be a little more imposing and take up more space vertically.

Three colors are expected: Moonlight White, Meteorite Gray and Celestial Blue.

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Xiaomi Mi 11T / Credit: Mukul Sharma

🛠 What screen is fitted to the Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro?

The Xiaomi 11T, like its Pro variant, would have an OLED technology panel offering a refresh rate of 120 Hz. A leap forward compared to the previous generation since the Mi 10T were satisfied with an IPS LCD screen. The definition of the display should remain in Full HD + 1080p. The size of the diagonal could reach 6.8 inches on both references.

🚀 What performance for the Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro?

Several sources mention the presence of a MediaTek Dimensity chip on the Xiaomi 11T. Previously confined to entry-level smartphones, the Taiwanese founder has improved a lot recently and since the launch of its SoC Dimensity range. OnePlus has already tried it with its Nord 2, we could find the same Dimensity 1200 on the Mi 11T.

The Xiaomi 11T Pro is expected to benefit from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 SoC, the most high-end chip on the market in the first half of 2021, just recently overtaken by the Snapdragon 888+.

The amount of on-board RAM is still unknown.

🔋 What is the autonomy of the Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro?

The battery capacity of the Xiaomi 11T Pro would be 5000 mAh, guaranteeing the smartphone a comfortable autonomy despite its large 120 Hz screen. Information on the battery of the Xiaomi 11T has not yet leaked.

Wired charging would hit records on the Xiaomi 11T Pro, which would support power up to 120W. Enough to quickly boost the energy of this generous battery. Again, we don’t have any data regarding the standard Xiaomi 11T. Both devices should also be eligible for induction charging.

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Xiaomi Mi 11T / FCC

📸 Do the Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro take good photos?

On the Xiaomi Mi 11T series, the brand opts for a configuration with three photo sensors. This would be a 64 MP OmniVision OV64B main optic, a Sony IMX355 8 MP ultra wide-angle lens, and a macro lens for close-ups on the Xiaomi 11T. The Pro model would benefit from a main sensor 108 MP Samsung Isocell HM2. The other two modules are not known, but we can bet on at least an ultra wide-angle, accompanied why not by a telephoto lens.

🤖 Which version of Android on the Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro?

The Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro will be powered natively by Android 11. Smartphones can be expected to receive at least two major feature updates afterwards.

On the other hand, we do not yet know with certainty under which version of Xiaomi’s home overlay the devices will be delivered. The latest interface update is MIUI 12.5, but we know that a MIUI 12.5 Enhanced update is in the works. This brings some additional features to the software, which among other things improve the fluidity of the system and reduce energy consumption (and therefore increase autonomy).

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