Alongside its most premium phone yet Xiaomi also had a couple of exciting mid-rangers to announce today. The Mi 11 Lite 5G is officially the first smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G chipset, while its 4G variant will pack a Snapdragon 732G chip.
The new Mi 11 Lite 5G is said to be Xiaomi’s most affordable 5G smartphone for the global market.
Otherwise the two Mi 11 Lites are essentially identical beyond the chipset. The screen in both cases is a 6.55” AMOLED of FullHD+ resolution with a single punch hole in the top left corner. You get a 90Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate and 10-bit color depth. While the screen is OLED, Xiaomi has decided to go without a UD fingerprint scanner, so the sensor made it on the side, doubling as a power key.
The Snapdragon 780G inside the Mi 11 Lite 5G offers 7-series performance, but flagship-level connectivity. The CPU is clocked at 2.4GHz, while the GPU is Adreno 642, which is somewhere between SD855 and SD865 in terms of performance.
The camera island on the back looks like the flagship Mi 11, but the actual modules are rather different. The main one is a 64MP f/1.8 shooter with a 1/1.97” sensor size. There is also an 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide-angle snapper with a 1/4” sensor, while the third cam is a 5MP macro shooter with autofocus between 3 and 7 cm.
The punch hole on the front is for the 16MP selfie camera.
The Mi 11 Lite phones has a 4,250 mAh battery with a 33W fast charging capacity through the USB-C port. On the bottom, there is also a speaker grille that along with the earpiece act like stereo speakers. The 5G variant also comes with NFC.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite comes in Black, Pink, or Blue colors. It will also have three memory combinations – 6/64GB, 6/128GB, and 8/128GB. Prices will start from €299, with availability details to be revealed “soon”.
The Mi 11 Lite 5G, is offered in Black, Yellow, or Green. The phone comes with either 6GB or 8GB RAM, while storage is 128GB for both versions. It will cost at least €369, and just like the LTE variant, details about market availability and launch dates will be announced soon.