Xiaomi kicked off its Mega launch event in China earlier today and the first device to be announced on stage was the Mi 11 Pro. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun described the phone as the “King of Android” and it certainly boasts some top-notch specs.
The front is dominated by a 6.81-inch quad curved AMOLED display QHD resolution and 120Hz refresh rate and Dolby Vision. The panel is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus and comes with a pre-applied quad curved screen protector. The Mi 11 Pro also boasts dual stereo speakers tuned by Harman Kardon and packs a tiny punch-hole cutout for the 20MP selfie camera.
Speaking of cameras the Mi 11 Pro is the first device to pack Samsung’s 50MP GN2 camera sensor. The massive 1/1.2” sized module is the largest sensor put in a smartphone and boasts 1.4μm-sized pixels, Dual Pixel Pro AF, Stagger HDR and ISO fusion. You’ll also be able to capture 8K video straight from the main cam.
In addition, you get a periscope module with 5x optical (50x digital) zoom and OIS. There’s also a 13MP ultrawide snapper.
As expected the Mi 11 Pro utilizes the Snapdragon 888 chipset. Xiaomi boasted improved thermal management with class-leading heat dissipation thanks to its large 150mm vapor chamber and accompanying copper hear sinks.
Powering the Mi 11 Pro is a 5,000 mAh battery but it’s not just your run-of-the-mill battery. Xiaomi went with a Silicon Oxygen anode cell which boasts higher density, better conductivity and faster charging in a slimmer profile.
The same battery tech is being used in electric cars. You get 67W wired and 67W wireless charging both of which take just 36 minutes for a full charge.
The software front is covered by MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11. The phone is IP68 certified and packs an IR blaster. Color options include green, black and purple.
The Mi 11 Pro in its 8/128GB trim retails for CNY 4,999 ($762). It’s also available in 8/256GB version for CNY 5,299 ($807) as well as a 12/256GB model for CNY 5,699 ($868). Official sales in China start on April 2.
Xiaomi is offering two packaging options with a normal box that also bundles the 67W charger and cable as well as an environmentally-friendly version without a charger and cable in the box. Both packaging options cost the same so it’s up to the buyer to decide which version is more suitable.
Xiaomi also introduced a new 80W wireless charger pad that can charge up to 3 devices. This is a reworked version of last year’s model but it now boasts 19 moving coils that move around to charge your devices. The charger comes with a 120W power adapter. Pricing is set at CNY 599 ($91).