Unveiled at the end of December 2020, Xiaomi’s Mi 11 is officially marketed in the rest of the world. In Europe, the smartphone is priced at 749 euros. If we still do not know the price and the date of availability of the smartphone, here is a small overview of all the information we have on the phone.
It’s official, therefore: Xiaomi’s Mi 11 will arrive in France very soon. The brand’s new flagship, which was presented on December 28, 2021 in China, has just been the subject of a new conference, this time dedicated to an international audience.
Xiaomi’s Mi 11 is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated smartphones at the start of the year. It is the first smartphone equipped with a Snapdragon 888 to be marketed in our regions, since as every year, Samsung has favored its Exynos for the European market (and it is perhaps not worse this time, since the ‘Exynos 2100 would offer better battery life than the Snapdragon 888). 5G compatible, this new SoC should allow Xiaomi’s new device to climb onto the podium of the most powerful smartphones of the moment.
The Mi 11 should offer unmatched performance for a smartphone
One of the big novelties of the Mi 11 therefore lies in its new processor, but not only. Apart from his Snapdragon 888, the device also has 8 GB of RAM (LPDDR5 3200MHz), and 128 or 256 GB of storage space. For autonomy, the device is equipped with a 4,600 mAh battery. It is a little less than that of the Mi 10, but we can trust the manufacturer to optimize battery management and offer the Mi 11 increased longevity. Xiaomi has never lagged behind on the subject. The Mi 11 also benefits from 55W fast charging in wired, 50W in wireless mode, and 10W in reverse charging. Note also that 55W GaN charger is included in the box.
On the front of the device, there is a 6.81 ″ WQHD + AMOLED display who benefits from 120Hz refresh rate and a touch sampling rate of 480 Hz. For the record, the Mi 10 had a refresh rate of 90 Hz.
We also benefit from a fingerprint sensor located under the screen, which serves both to unlock the device, but can also serve as a heart rate monitor. The whole screen is covered with a Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Glass, the same one found on the Galaxy Note 20 or the very recent Samsung Galaxy S21. Xiaomi announces it as its most resistant smartphone to date.
The Mi 11 benefits from a new 5 MP macro sensor
On the rear design side, we can not help but notice the presence of a small square block with rounded corners, which can accommodate the 3 photo sensors. Regarding the photo part precisely, the Mi 11 benefits from a 108 MP main sensor, a 13 MP ultra-wide-angle sensor (f / 2.4) and a 5 MP macro lens. A configuration ultimately very close to that available to the Mi 10 released last year, with the exception of the macro mode which gains a few megapixels, which therefore goes from 2 to 5 MP. Exit on the other hand the ToF sensor. At the front, we also find the same configuration as that of the Mi 10: a 20 MP selfie sensor.
According to Xiaomi, the night mode has been improved: “we have taken night photography to a whole new level,” says the manufacturer. Xiaomi further explains that its new smartphone benefits from a brand new Pro Time-lapse mode “which adjusts shutter speed, ISO, aperture and exposure value to even cope with lighting situations. the most complex. ” On the audio side, Xiaomi has trusted Harman-Kardon : the Mi 11 has two speakers from the famous brand.
MIUI 12.5 makes its debut on MI 11
Finally, note that the Mi 11 runs under the Android 11 / MIUI 12.5 couple. The latest version of the Xiaomi overlay promises up to 22% reduction in CPU usage. Xiaomi also ensures that this new edition reduces energy consumption by up to 15%. Other new features, such as an increased speed of touch gestures, are also worth noting. But one of the most relevant is undoubtedly the possibility of uninstalling the preinstalled applications.
The device is available in two colors: blue or midnight gray (black). The 8 GB / 128 GB version will cost € 749 in Europe, while the 256 GB edition will be priced at € 799. For the time being, Xiaomi has not yet revealed the prices or the availability date of the smartphone. The Chinese manufacturer has promised to reveal everything on February 16, 2021.