Xiaomi Mi 11: Dates, prices and rumors in specifications
At this point, no one doubts that the Mi 11 will have improvements in the sections of performance, design and set of cameras, key aspects to help the new Xiaomi phone be competitive for much of 2021.
Now, the first rumors suggest that this could also be the first flagship of the company that comes to implement a 2K screen, with the incentive that it would integrate the Snapdragon 875 processor still pending announcement by Qualcomm.
Xiaomi has steered clear of Quad HD displays in order to keep prices low and promote longer battery life. This makes sense, because the value of the Xiaomi brand has always been quality at the best price.
However, with Mi 10 we could already see how the company moved away from a more traditional price range, below € 500, to enter the premium or higher range with the Mi 10 that came to cost € 899 at the time of his presentation.
Even the most expensive phones can offer great value, when price is combined with a formidable feature set.
With the fact of 5G connectivity, UFS 3.0 storage, and LPDDR5 RAM, we believe that Xiaomi has realized that its customers do not necessarily want the cheap, but rather the best.
And it is that rumors such as the 2K screen continue to gain more and more force coming from forums and sources of a certain reputation, such as the concept of the Mi 11 shared by igeekphone (source: new.qq ), photos that have served us to illustrate this article.
Xiaomi Mi 11 specification rumors
Igeekphone is among those using image renders to back up claims that this 2K display will be a 6.9-inch Samsung Super AMOLED curved panel with 144Hz refresh rate and HDR10.
They also confirm that the Mi 11 will feature a screen-to-body ratio of 96-97% while eliminating the edges as much as possible. The new Snapdragon 875 processor would also come with a generous 16GB of RAM.
In addition, Igeekphone also claims that the main camera will be upgraded to a quad system with 192 MP (from 108 MP), 40 MP zoom, 21 MP wide-angle and 8 MP macro lenses, with support for PDAF and optical image stabilization. .
Meanwhile, the battery could reach 5500 mAh with 100 W super fast charging, 40 W wireless charging, as well as 10 W reverse wireless charging. A surprising leap.
The processor rumor makes a lot of common sense, and we expect Xiaomi to specify what the latest generation of Qualcomm’s high-end chip is by the time the phone is announced (this processor won’t be announced by Qualcomm until December).
Tipster Digital Chat Station is the latest to speculate on the processor choice, saying that Xiaomi could even be the first phone maker to include the processor in China with a period of exclusivity, while Samsung would be the first globally with its Galaxy S21 / S30.
The SD875 with the 5nm manufacturing process will almost certainly be more powerful and efficient than the rest, which can pave the way for higher resolution displays that consume less battery power.
For now, the rest of the specifications could be mere musings. Concept representations, at least until we get closer to the announcement date, rarely have solid foundations.
Don’t get us wrong: we’d love to see a 2K display on the Mi 11, but we’d also like to be able to set Full-HD as the default (as you can on Samsung’s Galaxy phones) to preserve battery life.
With Xiaomi increasing the price and specifications of what will be its flagship in early 2021, it could happen, although we have no confirmation.
There has also been speculation about the possibility that the Mi 11 has a 32 MP under-screen camera. This information comes from Xiaomi, who recently demonstrated third-generation under-display camera technology.
It is reportedly in the mass production stage, but it won’t be commercially available until 2021.
Xiaomi Mi 11 or Mi 20?
The fact of what the next Xiaomi phone will be called is a pertinent question: it is not unusual for phone manufacturers to go from 10 to 20 in their model names, so we might as well see a Mi 20 from Xiaomi instead of a Wed 11.
This is a practice that Samsung and an even closer competitor Huawei have followed, so it is certainly not out of the ordinary. So far, there is nothing official to suggest that one name is more likely than the other, but we will be vigilant.
How many models of Mi 11 will there be?
This is difficult to guess, because Xiaomi’s strategy for Mi 10 has been completely different from the previous Mi 9. In fact, with Mi 9 we also saw the Mi 9 Lite, Mi 9 SE, Mi 9T and Mi 9T Pro, while that in China there was also a Mi 9 Pro and Mi 9 Explorer Edition.
With the Mi 10 we have seen the standard model and Mi 10 Lite , in addition to the Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 Ultra. The most recent to have expanded the family has been the Mi 10T. Xiaomi, of course, has separately updated the Mi Note line with Mi Note 10, Mi Note 10 Pro and Mi Note 10 Lite.
We believe this latter strategy is more likely to stick, as announcements for the Mi 11, Mi 11 Lite, and Mi 11 Pro will be held together in early 2021, and a Mi Note 11 family will be announced separately.
When will the Xiaomi Mi 11 be on sale?
Traditionally, all the big phone updates have tended to coincide with the Mobile World Congress, which usually takes place at the end of February in Barcelona. However, in 2021, the MWC has been delayed until the end of June.
So what will this mean for the usual release date schedule? It should be noted that in recent years, companies such as Samsung, Huawei and LG have held their own separate MWC events.
Thus, the fact that Xiaomi delays its launch until this mid-year date is ruled out, in favor of buying time compared to its competitors.
It is also notable that while Xiaomi tends to hold the European launch of its flagship phone at MWC, it generally announces that same phone in China up to a week in advance.
Subsequently, those launches are transferred to Europe and Spain. With this in mind, it is quite possible that we will see a launch in Q1 2021 for the Mi 11 in China, but a European launch could be much later.
Digital Chat Station suggests that the launch could be even earlier, with the first Xiaomi phone with Snapdragon 875 launched in January 2021.
How much will the Xiaomi Mi 11 cost?
Xiaomi is not willing to back down on any of the new features that drove the price of the Mi 10. Presumably Xiaomi, rather than lowering the price, seeks to add value at the same price, with the Mi 11 at a base price of € 899.
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