Xiaomi may have stolen the show in December when it unveiled the very first phone with Snapdragon 888 processor, but it didn’t really give the device its full firepower. The real flagship would be the Mi 11 Pro, or rather the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra fresh out of the oven. Thanks to YouTuber Tech Buff PH (channel here) from the Philippines, we can see the newcomer up close.
We are shocked by the new design of the camera which even manages to integrate a second screen used for selfies with the main camera. Curiously, the camera module looks like a cross between the Nokia 808 Pureview camera and the POCO M3 camera. We see 3 large lenses: a 50 MP main camera, ultra-wide cameras of 48 MP and periscopes of 48 MP. There is also an LED flash and an additional screen, and the camera comes in white or black. Both units are equipped with a periscope with a 120x zoom on the module.
This technology is likely inspired by what we saw on the Mi 10 Ultra, which again offered a 120x zoom and a 120W fast charging feature. The camera module is really huge here, much larger than on the S21 Ultra, and it looks like the S21 Ultra’s camera is rotated 90 degrees. The screen is also huge, at 6.81 inches, but it offers both a 120Hz refresh rate and WQHD+ resolution on a curved OLED panel with Gorilla Glass Victus protection. Inside we find a Snapdragon 888 processor and the software is based on MIUI 12.5.
Other features include 5G support, IP68 certification, Harman/Karon speakers and a large 5000 mAh battery. Oddly, the wireless charging speed is down to 67 W, but at least it’s available for wireless charging. Given all these good things, I expect the price to be over 900 euros, or even 1,000 euros.