Xiaomi’s Mi 11 is an amazing phone, and a great deal at its price. Yet it is not what all Xiaomi can offer, it is not Xiaomi’s answer to the iPhone 12 Pro Max or Samsung’s S21 Ultra. The regular Mi 11 is constrained by having to fit a budget. Read to find out all you need to know about the Mi 11 Ultra Price and Release Date before its launch.
The Mi 11 Ultra will be the best of what Xiaomi can offer in a smartphone, with specs that maxed out and features that are uncompromised by budget. The Mi 11 Ultra is the answer to all other Ultra and Pro smartphones from other brands.
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Being a smartphone enthusiast, this the segment or category of smartphones I am most interested in, the best of the best. The Mi 10 Ultra was one of my favorite smartphones from last year and so I am very excited about the soon-to-be-released Mi 11 Ultra.
All the excitement made me check out the leaks and rumours about the Mi 11 Ultra. And now that I know them, I have to share all the details with you guys.
After having reviewed all the information from our trusted sources; my team and I found out that:
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra will be priced at around $1000 and is expected to come with two screens. One of the back, in addition to the 6.81″ screen on the front. The Mi 11 Ultra will also feature the latest Snapdragon 888 chip and will also come with Bluetooth 5.2. The Official release date has not been revealed by Xiaomi yet.
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Mi 11 Ultra Price and Review
|Display||6.81″ QHD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888Adreno 660|
|RAM & Storage||Up to 16GB LPDDR5 + up to 512GB UFS 3.1|
|Battery & Charging||5,000mAh67W wired fast charging50W wireless fast charging10W reverse wireless charging|
|Rear Camera||50MP Primary Lens48MP Wide-angle Lens48MP Periscope Telephoto|
|Front Camera||20 MP|
|Ports||USB Type C|
|Connectivity||NFCWi-Fi 6IR Blaster|
|Software||MIUI 12.5 Over Android 11|
Design and Display
Xiaomi usually maintains a similar design across a single generation of its phones. So, in the past, the Mi 10 looked similar to its siblings Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 Ultra. The only differences usually were, extra cameras on the back and different color options. Read to find out all you need to know about the Mi 11 Ultra Price and Release Date before its launch.
It is safe to assume that it will be the same this year too but you will be mistaken. Xiaomi’s plans for the Mi 11 Ultra are kind of extraordinary.
Phones come with the main screen which is ordinary, but Xiaomi is equipping the Mi 11 Ultra with dual screens based on leaks of renders and pictures from some reputable leakers. Xiaomi’s implementation of dual screens is out of the ordinary, as it is not a foldable phone either.
Xiaomi is placing a secondary screen at the back beside the cameras. This screen will be integrated into the camera island (hump). And guess what it is a chunky island, probably the largest camera island in recent years.
The huge camera hump including the screen makes the design look awkward, at least from the back. But we can’t draw conclusions from just leaks and rumors. Read to find out all you need to know about the Mi 11 Ultra Price and Release Date before its launch.
You might be wondering that what is this secondary screen though and why is it there? I mean it is a screen with touch input so you can use it for anything you use a normal screen for. And it is there to improve convenience, as it will be able to display notifications and information when needed.
The specs of the second screen are not clear yet, but the specs of the primary display on the front are confirmed by leakers. The Mi 11 Ultra will come with the same screen as its older sibling Mi 11, a 6.81-inch QHD AMOLED display.
I am happy that they are going with the same display, as the Mi 11’s screen was amazing. But in hindsight, Xiaomi should have gone for an LTPO panel, as these panels can adjust to the refresh rate of the content being shown, greatly improving battery life.
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In my review of the Mi 11, I did say that the battery life of the Mi 11 was underwhelming, and a reason for this was the high-power draw of the screen. Hopefully, Xiaomi has worked on this issue, so that we can expect some really good battery life on the Mi 11 Ultra. And speaking of batteries.
The Mi 11 came was equipped with a 4600mah battery. The Mi 11 Ultra one-ups by including a 5000mah battery so that will improve battery life a bit even though there is a small secondary screen to power now.
The big change to the Mi 11 Ultra’s battery is the charging speed. Mi 11 Ultra comes with 67.1W super-fast wired charging compared to the 55W found on the regular Mi 11. The wireless charging speed is the same at 50W and I am not complaining because those are crazy fast speeds.
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Cameras are what separate most phones from their regular, Pro, and Ultra models across a generation and it is not any different in the case of the Mi 11 lineup. Read to find out all you need to know about the Mi 11 Ultra Price and Release Date before its launch.
The camera upgrades for the Mi 11 Ultra are what make the camera island on the back so ridiculously large. The addition of the secondary screen is an afterthought because of the camera size.
The Mi 11 Ultra will be equipped with 3 camera sensors like the regular Mi 11. A new primary sensor and the addition of a new telephoto zoom lens is the difference. The Mi 11 Ultra will carry over the same wide-angle found on the Mi 11.
The primary sensor on the Mi 11 Ultra is expected to be a 50 MP Samsung ISOCELL GN2 sensor. Some may think it is a downgrade to the 108 MP sensor found on Mi 11, but it is not. The new ISOCELL GN2 sensor from Samsung is currently the largest sensor you can fit on a phone right now. This allows for more light to enter the sensor in turn improving detail and picture quality.
Other technical specs of the primary sensor are that it will be an f/1.9 sensor with Dual Pixel PDAF (Phase detection Auto Focus). This sensor will also have laser autofocus to improve clarity and autofocus speed. There is also optical image stabilization to improve the quality, smoothness and reduce jitter while video recording.
The addition of a zoom lens improves the versatility of the Mi 11 Ultra a lot in the camera department. This is the fourth lens on the back is a 48 MP periscope telephoto and it gives the Mi 11 Ultra the option to zoom in 120 times. This is by far the most powerful zoom lens in a smartphone and it will make capturing objects in the distance easy with more detail.
Last but not the least, Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Ultra will feature the same 20 MP selfie camera found on the regular Mi 11. I have no complaints here as the selfie camera is a good one with the ability to capture a lot of details.
I am looking forward to the camera upgrades of the Mi 11 Ultra over the Mi 11 as I already praised the camera on the Mi 11. I can’t wait to see how much Xiaomi has improved and I am dying to get my hands on the Mi 11 Ultra and test it.
I have mentioned all the leaked upgrades for the Mi 11 Ultra. But there are still some details that you might like to know. The phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 888, the current fastest processor for Android phones.
The Mi 11 Ultra won’t have an SD card slot, so keep that in mind before choosing a storage version when it goes on sale. And there won’t be any headphone jack which is a bummer.
Mi 11 Ultra will also feature an IR blaster like almost all Xiaomi phones. Like most flagships, the Mi Ultra also comes with dual speakers tuned by Harman/Kardon for stereo effect, this will make media consumption more immersive.
On the connectivity side of things, the Mi 11 Ultra will feature the latest and greatest options too. It will come with a Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, an NFC reader, GPS, and a USB Type-C port for the best speeds and reliability.
And finally on the software side of things, Mi 11 Ultra will come with Xiaomi’s latest iteration of MIUI. MIUI 12.5 on top of Android 11 will hopefully sort out the bugs and issues found on the regular Mi 11, and ensure the best possible experience for anyone buying a Mi 11 Ultra.
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Price and Release Date
The release or launch date of the Mi 11 Ultra has not been finalized yet, therefore, there is no information about it. The launch can be expected soon as the regular Mi 11 is already out. The leaks and rumors are also coming in frequently making it all the more likely to launch soon.
Similarly, there is no leak or rumor on what the price will be, but it is expected to be around the 1000-dollar price point. And it makes sense since there will be a Mi 11 Pro model that should slot in between Mi 11’s 750$ price point and Mi 11 Ultra’s 1000$ price tag. If it does come in at 1000$, the Mi 11 Ultra will be an amazing deal considering Ultra or Pro versions of other flagship smartphones cost higher.
Xiaomi is back again with a new generation of smartphones for this year, the Mi 11 lineup. The regular Mi 11 has been launched and has got glowing reviews. But I am most excited about the Mi 11 Ultra and the leaks and rumors have only got me more excited.
And I am sure, people reading this article will be just as excited as I am about the Mi 11 Ultra. I can’t wait to get my hands on it and let you all know more about it soon.
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