The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is really deserving of its superlative title. It’s laborious to select which is the the cellphone’s best energy, however it could be the camera.
The Mi 11 Ultra shall be obtainable globally, as will this different Snapdragon 888-powered cellphone – the Xiaomi Mi 11i (which is the worldwide model of the Redmi K40 Pro+).
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
The massive Samsung GN2 sensor makes its debut with the Mi 11 Ultra. At 1/1.12” it’s the largest sensor ever utilized in a mass market cellphone and it has a few of the largest pixels we’ve seen in recent times – 1.4µm earlier than anybody even mentions the phrase “binning”. The GN2 does the truth is help 4-in-1 binning that makes the efficient pixel measurement 2.8µm.
The sensor enjoys the advantages of Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and introduces Dual Pixel Pro, which improves autofocus pace and accuracy. There’s also Smart ISO Pro, which may seize HDR pictures instantly.
The two different cameras on the Mi 11 Ultra’s again aren’t any much less spectacular. The periscope lens presents 5x optical and 10x hybrid zoom. Even higher, it’s paired with a 48MP sensor (IMX586), which is pretty giant in its personal proper – 1/2.0”, 0.8µm pixels (1.4 µm after binning).
For comparability, the Galaxy S21 Ultra has a ten MP 1/3.24” sensor (1.22µm) behind its periscope. Plus, the Xiaomi cellphone can report 8K via its periscope, which seems to be one other first. Anyway, this camera also has OIS, although the lens is a bit darkish at f/4.1.
Next up is the ultrawide camera, which has a 128° lens and a 48MP 1/2.0” sensor of its personal (IMX586 once more). The lens has autofocus and can shoot macro pictures. Like the opposite two cameras on the again, this one can report 8K video. Also, all three have Night mode help.
The battery is the opposite headlining function of the Mi 11 Ultra. It’s barely bigger than common for a brilliant quick charging cellphone, 5,000 mAh, and units a brand new benchmark with 67W wi-fi charging help. This matches the 67W wired charging, each can fill the battery to the highest in simply 36 minutes.
To pull it off, Xiaomi designed a “6x supercharge” know-how in-house, together with a customized chip that allows wi-fi charging at 30V and a multi-level present management tech that hastens charging by 10%. The cellphone also helps 10W reverse charging for good measure.
Okay, now we will discuss in regards to the bizarre issues. And by bizarre we imply issues just like the 6.81” AMOLED show with 1440p+ decision and Gorilla Glass Victus safety. It has a 120Hz refresh price, however it’s not adaptive (therefore bizarre) and 480Hz contact sampling price.
It’s a superb display with an A+ from DisplayMate, earned due to HDR10+ and Dolby Vision help. Furthermore, it’s properly calibrated to the DCI-P3 coloration house and has a excessive brightness mode for 900 nits of brightness (peak brightness is 1,700 nits).
6.81″ AMOLED show with Gorilla Glass Victus, 1440p+ decision, 120 Hz refresh price
Another spotlight function is the Snapdragon 888 chipset – we wouldn’t count on any much less from a flagship. Xiaomi hooked up a brand new three-phase cooling system and added 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM plus 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The triple ISP of the chipset is used to full impact, permitting the Mi 11 Ultra to shoot with all three cameras concurrently.
The cellphone has stereo audio system that have been touched up by Harman Kardon. Also, it carries a Hi-Res Audio certification. Alas, there’s no 3.5mm headphone jack. There is Bluetooth 5.2 on board for wi-fi headphones, nonetheless. Additional connectivity contains twin SIM 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, NFC and an IR blaster.
Stereo audio system (on prime and backside) with Sound By Harman/Kardon
With bizarre issues out of the best way, let’s have one other take a look at the again. It’s made out of ceramic, obtainable in Black and White. It’s a fabric that Xiaomi often makes use of for particular telephones in its lineup. The cellphone is rated IP68, that means it’s mud tight and could be submerged underneath 1.5m (5 ft) of water for half an hour (by the best way, the Mi 11 Ultra and Pro are Xiaomi’s firs IP68-rated telephones).
Another factor to notice on the again is the secondary show. It is a 1.1” AMOLED panel (126 x 294 px decision) with 450 nits peak brightness. It has an Always On mode and can present notifications, plus it may be used as a viewfinder when taking a selfies with the principle camera.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra shall be obtainable globally. In China, the bottom mannequin has 8GB of RAM and 256 GB storage, it’ll value CNY 6,000 ($915/€775). You can improve to 12 GB of RAM for an additional CNY 500. The top-specced mannequin has 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB storage, this one is CNY 7,000. The Ultra will go on sale in China on April 2.
In Europe, the 12/256GB mannequin shall be obtainable quickly for €1,200.
Besides the Black and White coloration choices, Xiaomi is also releasing a Marble Ceramic particular version. It also has 12/512GB reminiscence and carries the identical CNY 7,000 price ticket.
If you wish to preserve the attractive ceramic again secure, you’ll be able to seize a vegan leather-based case for CNY 150 (obtainable in Blue and Orange. There’s also a “mirror-like” flip case for CNY 200 that also protects the display.
Xiaomi Mi 11i
Alongside the highflying Ultra international markets will obtain the Xiaomi Mi 11i – also often known as the Redmi K40 Pro+. This is one other Snapdragon 888-powered smartphone with a 6.67” AMOLED show with 120Hz refresh price (plus 360Hz contact sampling price).
The camera isn’t any slouch both, with the 108MP HM2 sensor. It is smaller than the GN2, measuring 1/1.52”, however with 9-in-1 binning it will probably create 2.1 µm pixels. And it helps lossless digital zoom as much as 3x natively.
Which is necessary as a result of the Mi 11i lacks a devoted zoom camera. It does have an 8MP ultrawide camera (119°) and a 5MP telephoto macro camera.
Moving on, the 4,520 mAh battery helps 33W quick charging and could be absolutely crammed in 52 minutes. The display is guarded by the older Gorilla Glass 5 and the cellphone itself is splash resistant (IP53).
The Mi 11i will include two reminiscence choices: 8/128GB priced at €649 and 8/256GB, costing €699. The telephones shall be obtainable via a large community of shops and carriers. The coloration palette presents three choices: Celestial Silver, Frosty White and Cosmic Black.
PS. The default wallpaper of the Mi 11 Ultra exhibits K1, one of many hardest peaks to climb on this planet. That ought to inform you how huge Xiaomi’s ambitions for this cellphone are.