Xiaomi’s popularity in the Indian market grew thanks to its value-for-money offerings under the Redmi brand. However, last year, the Chinese giant decided it was time to bring Mi premium smartphones to India. It launched the Mi 10 and Mi 10T series in the country last year. And today, Xiaomi has brought its Top-of-the-line flagship smartphone, the Mi 11 Ultra, India. It features a 120Hz AMOLED screen, a 1.1-inch secondary rear screen, Snapdragon 888, and a thick camera module.
Mi 11 Ultra: price and availability
The Mi 11 Ultra has been priced at Rs 69,999 for the single 12GB + 256GB variant in India. Xiaomi has not yet shared the availability details. We will update it when the smartphone goes on sale in the next few weeks. This smartphone will be available to buy at Amazon India, Xiaomi website and Mi Home stores offline.
Mi 11 Ultra: Specifications
Starting with the front, the Mi 11 Ultra features a 6.81-inch Quad-HD + AMOLED E4 display that has a curve on all four edges. The panel features a 120Hz refresh rate and 480Hz touch sample rate, along with a 20: 9 aspect ratio, 2K resolution (3200 x 1440 pixels), and more. The display can reach up to 1550 nits of maximum brightness, supports 10-bit color depth, Dolby Vision, and HDR10 + certification. It also has Gorilla Glass Victus (or Gorilla Glass 7) protection on the top.
Under the hood, Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 The chipset powers the Mi 11 Ultra. There is also 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage on board. There is also a revamped phase change cooling system on board. Do you have a solid-liquid-gas phase cooling system to offer a 100% improvement in thermal conductivity compared to standard cooling systems.
The smartphone runs MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11 out of the box. There is also a dual speaker setup, tuned by Harmon Kardon, on board. Mi 11 Ultra is the first Xiaomi smartphone to have an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. That means you can easily take this flagship device to the beach or pool without worry.
Mi 11 Ultra: viewfinder screen
Directing our attention to the rear, the first thing that will catch your attention is the secondary screen next to the camera system. Xiaomi is calling you the Viewfinder screen and it offers you a 1.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen on the rear. The company is using the same small screen found on the Mi Smart Band 5 here.
This viewfinder screen gives you access to a large number of functions. This includes the ability to use the rear camera settings as a snapper for selfies. You can click wide-angle and telephoto selfies, view caller ID and notifications, control music playback, and more. So you can check out the full set of secondary display features right here:
Thats not all. With the viewfinder screen, you can:
? Mirror notifications
? Have an always-on screen running
?Interact via the touch screen
?Use the screen as a photo frame
?Take Selfie 0.5X 12mm wide to 5X Tele + Macro
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Speaking of optics, the smartphone has a thick triple camera setup with a 50MP Samsung ISOCELL GN2 primary sensor. You’ll also find a 48MP Sony IMX586 ultra-wide lens with a 128-degree field of view and a 48MP telephoto periscope camera. The telephoto camera supports 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, and up to 120x digital zoom. The perforated cutout on the front houses a 20 MP selfie camera.
In terms of battery life, the Mi 11 Ultra includes a 5,000 mAh silicon-oxygen anode battery with 67W wired fast charging and 67W wireless fast charging. Xiaomi claims that it will be able to fully charge this flagship device in around 36 minutes. Although this flagship device supports 67W charging, the company will include only a 50W wired charger in the box due to certification issues in India.
So with everything you know, which flagship smartphone will you buy? The Mi 11 Ultra, OnePlus 9 Pro with their Hasselblad cameras or the Samsung Galaxy S21 series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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