There has been so much hype around Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Ultra. The Chinese company launched the device alongside its counterparts like Mi 11 Lite and Mi 11 Lite 5G (and other high-end smart accessories) on the 29th of March 2021.
The highlight features of the device are its “duo screen” and massive camera sensor. Let’s dig deeper into what the device has to offer.
Xiaomi MI 11 Ultra Key Specifications
- Display: 6.81 inches AMOLED 1B colors, 1440 x 3200 pixels (515 PPI)
- Storage: 256GB / 512GB built in storage no Micro-SD support
- RAM: 8GB / 12GB RAM
- OS: Android 11, MIUI 12.5
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM8350-AC Snapdragon 888 (5nm)
- Main Camera: 50MP + 48MP + 48MP triple Camera
- Front Camera: 20MP
- Battery: Li-Po 5000mAh, non-removable battery
- Charging: Fast charging 67W, fast wireless charging 67W, reverse wireless charging 10W, Quick charge 4+
- Variants: Ceramic White, Ceramic Black
- Sensor: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, and Fingerprint (under display)
The device has a 164.3 x 74.6 x 8.4mm dimension and weighs 234g. It sports a 6.81-inch quad-curved AMOLED display with a whopping 120Hz screen refresh rate and a tiny punch-hole for the 20MP selfie camera at the top left corner of the screen.
Moving to the software, the device is powered by Xiaomi’s MIUI 12.5 on Android 11 OS. It is equipped with a Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm) followed by an 8GB/12GB RAM and 256GB/512GB UFS 3.1 storage.
The device comes with a non-removable 5000 mAh Li-Po battery which supports 67W for both fast charging and fast wireless charging, (it takes approximately 36 minutes to fully charge) and 10W reverse wireless charging.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra currently has the most impressive camera set up on a phone in the world right now. Likewise, it’s the first smartphone to be rock a camera sensor that is almost as big as a professional camera.
The device is equipped with a triple camera setup which consists of Samsung’s 50MP GN2 camera sensor, At 1/1.12-inch, it is said to be the largest sensor put on a smartphone which is slightly smaller than the 1-inch sensor on dedicated digital cameras like the Sony RX100 VII. There is also a 48MP periscope lens that offers 5x optical zoom and another 48MP ultra-wide camera.
To the right of the triple camera is a 1.1-inch AMOLED secondary display, which is useful for receiving messages, information like the battery life and incoming calls if the phone is faced down. It can also be used as a viewfinder when taking selfies with the main camera.
Availability and Price
The device will retail globally but it’s currently available in China only. The base model (8GB RAM + 256GB storage) goes for CNY 6000 ($915). With an extra CNY 500 ($76.34), you can upgrade to the 12GB RAM variant. The 12 GB/512 GB variant goes for CNY 7,000 ($1066). The Xiaomi MI 11 Ultra is available in two different colors: Ceramic White and Ceramic Black.