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Xiaomi Mi 11 - The First Snapdragon 888

Phone / Tablet

Xiaomi Mi 11 - The First Snapdragon 888

Phone / Tablet

Xiaomi Mi 11 - The First Snapdragon 888

Phone / Tablet

Xiaomi announced their latest flagship Mi 11 smartphone earlier, which features the first Snapdragon 888. However, it has a hefty starting price of ¥3,999. (appx SGD 817.55) for just its base model.

Camera

The Mi 11's has a 20MP HDR selfie camera and a computational triple camera on the smartphone's rear, consisting of a 108MP wide, 13MP ultrawide, and 5MP macro. It has an 8K recording, supports optical image stabilization (OIS) for a more stable shot, and features a night video mode that captures a bright video even at low light.

Computational Photography

Computational photography uses all three cameras in the Mi 11's rear, the 108MP main, 13MP ultrawide, and 5MP macro to take quality images. It also provides a smoother transition when zooming between cameras. Meaning all three cameras in the background runs simultaneously and instantly switch accordingly to when selected.

Brilliant and Colorful Display

Compared to the Mi 10, the Mi 11 has a larger 6.81-inch, 2K Quad-curved AMOLED display with a WQHD+ 3200 x 1440 resolution and 515 PPI density. Meaning the image is more brilliant and close to Text Book sharpness.

According to Xiaomi, the screen made of the new E4 light-emitting material offers a peak brightness of 1500 nits, which makes the screen viewable even under the bright sun. The smartphone's front and back also have the latest corning gorilla glass Victus that can survive drops onto hard, rough surfaces up to 2 meters and are 4x better in scratch resistance. Alternatively, the Mi 11 also has a leather backing version available in two colors. When purchased, there is also an antibacterial screen protector and casing along with it.

Performance

The Mi 11 uses the latest Snapdragon 888 packed with the most advanced 5nm process, allowing a 35% increase in CPU performance and 20% more power efficiency. Paired with the latest Adreno 660 GPU, it can deliver up to 35% faster graphics rendering than the previous generation.

It also has an adaptive 120Hz high refresh rate compared to its predecessor, which has only a 90Hz refresh rate. With four adaptive modes, the display adjusts accordingly to the user activity, such as 30Hz when inactive, 60Hz for reading mode, 90Hz for gaming mode, and 120Hz for browsing mode. And it supports an ultra-high touch sampling rate of 480Hz, whereby the user's touch is detected faster than the time display takes to refresh, which speeds up the overall experience.

Large Battery capacity

Despite being 8.06mm slim and weighing 196g, the Mi 11 has a 4,600 mAh battery size fit into it for full-day battery life. It also supports Mi Turbo Charge 55W wired charging the device fully in 45 mins and 53 mins with a 50W wireless charging. And it acts as a power bank for other devices with a 10W reverse charging. It is also optional to purchase the Mi 11 with or without the charger brick at the same price as an environmental protection effort.

Additional Features

WiFi-6 enhanced edition Supported with WiFi 6 enhanced edition, the Mi 11 has a 3.5 Gbps speed, which means it can download a 1GB movie in just 5.3 seconds, as stated by Xiaomi.

Dual Speaker with Bluetooth audio sharing The Mi 11 has a dual speaker tuned by a popular brand - Harman Kardon, giving an immersive sound experience. And it has Bluetooth audio sharing, which means more than one Bluetooth-speaker or headphones can be connected and played at once from the Mi 11 smartphone.

Availability

The Mi 11 is available in five color variations, with a base model of 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage (¥3,999), followed by 8GB RAM with 256GB Storage (¥4,299), and 12GB RAM with 256GB Storage (¥4,699). However, this price is listed officially in China only, which means the smartphone's international launch cost might differ.