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Xiaomi Launches its first Flagship for 2021 - Mi 11 powered by Snapdragon 888

Updated: Nov 14, 2021

Here is the Mi 11 from Xiaomi as they promised in 2nd December 2020. As Xiaomi announced their flagship with Snapdragon 888 during Qualcomm's Snapdragon Summit 2020, they launched the first Flagship for 2021 - Mi 11. This model now launched only in China and will be available from 1st January, 2021. Global launch is expecting soon according to company's official twitter handle.

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Lets jumps into the features introduced in the Mi 11 model


Mi 11 is the world's first Snapdragon 888 smartphone. The launching of this model is so much earlier than originally anticipated. Qualcomm announced the chipset in first week of December 2020 and Mi launched the handset at the last week of December 2020.

This chipset has many attractive features which include Qualcomm's latest X60 5G Modem, Multi-SIM, DSS (Dynamic Spectrum Sharing), Qualcomm Fastconnect 6900 (WiFi 6), display refresh at 144 FPS and this chipset will allow the mobile phone cameras to capture photos and videos at 2.7 gigapixels per second which means 120 photos at 12MP resolution in 1 second. The ultra-large core Arm Cortex-X1, designed for maximum performance, has powerful computational capabilities, along with the best to-date power efficiency which increase the CPU performance to 35% while being 20% more power efficient. Mi 11 is available with the best smartphones storage combo available on the market – LPDDR5 at 3200MHz, UFS 3.1, as well as VC LiquidCool Technology to utilize the full potential of the Snapdragon 888.

In terms of performance, Xiaomi referred to an Antutu benchmark score of 745,942 points for the Snapdragon 888, whereas Snapdragon 865 recorded 599,253 in the same test.


Mi 11 features with a 6.8 inch AMOLED quad curved DotDisplay panel and WQHD+ with 3200×1440 resolution. The screen is made of the new E4 light emitting material and offers peak brightness of 1,500 nits. The sunlight will not be an obstacle for you and your LCD. This LCD panel having a refresh rate of 120Hz and an ultra-high touch sampling rate of 480Hz. Best for the fast-paced framerates of entertainment and gaming.

Mi 11 uses the new and currently toughest Corning Gorilla Glass Victu, with a better scratch and drop resistance protecting (up to 2 meters). This feature allowing Mi 11 to rely less on protective cases and screens.

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Mi 11 featured with triple-lens camera on the rear top left corner, alongside an LED flash sitting with a square formation (latest trend for most Flagships).

The 108MP 8K main camera featuring a 1/1.33” large image sensor with OIS support, enabling blockbuster level ultra-clear image quality. Additionally, the 123° ultra-wide angle 13MP camera and 5MP telephoto macro lenses make it possible for you to capture creative photos even in low light condition.

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The Xiaomi Mi 11 battery size is 4,600mAh which fitted in a 8.06mm slim and light body.

However, bigger battery was used earlier as well in Xiaomi phones. But we'll get more information after the testing of the phone. But Xiaomi confirm this to last long for a day without sacrificing on functional experience.

The smartphone supports Mi TurboCharge 55W wired flash charging which can fully charge the device in just 45 minutes and as well as 50W wireless charger which can fill up the phone’s battery in 53 minutes. You can also always come to your friends’ rescue with 10W wireless reverse charging. Sound interesting.

Key point to note:

With environmental protection efforts in mind, Mi 11 Mainland China standard version will no longer be equipped with an in-box charger, while the bundle version will come with a separate 55W GaN charger. Both versions are offered at the same price, allowing users to purchase based on their needs. Not sure at this point for the the Global marketing point point of view. However, sounds like follow the Apple's iPhone 12 strategy.

No charger in the box.

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Mi 11 has all standard sensors required for an Flagship. Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass etc. However, the attraction is the fingerprint sensor, which is integrated with a heart-rate sensor. To take a reading you must launch the Xiaomi Health app, so it doesn't happen automatically when you unlock the phone, but the company claims it is as accurate as those found on smartwatches. Cool feature.

Mi 11 specification at a glance

Lets wait for the global update from the Xiaomi for this first flagship of 2021. Twitter from from Xiaomi official on 28th December, 2020.

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