Xiaomi has unveiled its new flagship for 2021, the Mi 11. The Chinese variant of the phone comes with a modified design and upgraded specs that give a good prediction for what high-end features will be delivered to top Android phones next year, according to AnandTech. There will definitely be some changes in the European and global versions of the Mi 11, but for now this is an early look at the first, main flagship of Android in 2021.
The changes in the design of the Mi 11 compared to the Mi 10 are not significant. At the front, the display is slightly larger at 6.81 inches compared to the Mi 10's 6.67-inch screen. That extra space comes from the smaller bezel, while increasing the height and supporting the curved sides and camera on the front.
What's even more interesting is the 3200x1440 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate on the new OLED displays, two features that quickly became indispensable for modern flagships, although of course lost on the latest iPhones. Another notable difference, the Mi 11 will also have an under-display fingerprint sensor.
Moving on from the battery to the rest of the internals, the Mi 11 is powered by the Snapdragon 888 and offers 8GB or 12GB of RAM. Storage starts at 128GB or 256GB. Like most new smartphones, Mi 11 also has Wi-Fi 6 and 5G support. Especially the Mi 11 lacks a charging block. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has confirmed that the Mi 11 will follow Apple and (reportedly) Samsung's footsteps to pick up the charging box from the box for environmental reasons.
The Chinese version of the Xiaomi Mi 11 is available for pre-order today. The model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage starts at 3999.00 yuan (about $ 611). More details on pricing and features for other versions of the Mi 11 will appear later.