The wait is finally over! Xiaomi has finally unleashed the all-new Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra flagship phone during a high profile launch event held in China today. Much like its predecessor, the new Mi 11 Ultra continues to live up to our expectations in every single aspects.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, as its name suggests, is the top-tier model in the entire Mi 11 series lineup which currently consists also of the Mi 11 Lite, Mi 11i, Mi 11, as well as the Mi 11 Pro.
For starter, the Mi 11 Ultra builds around a vibrant 6.81” WQHD+ AMOLED display shielded by an additional layer of Gorilla Glass Victus atop to protect the screen against accidental drop and scratches. It offers a smooth 120Hz AdaptiveSync refresh rate as well as an ultra-responsive 480Hz touch sampling rate.
On top of that, it also brings along support for other advanced features like HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 5,000,000: 1 contrast ratio, as well as an impressive 1,700 nits peak brightness. Just like the recently announced OPPO Find X3 Pro and OnePlus 9 Pro, the Mi 11 Ultra’s front display is also rated A+ by DisplayMate.
For photography, the Mi 11 Ultra relies on a revolutionary triple-camera system at the back headlined by the latest 50 megapixels Samsung GN2 sensor which has a huge 1/1.12” sensor size that “promises staggeringly clear pictures and footage with a super-wide dynamic range, even in low-light conditions”.
Besides that, the main camera also comes along with support for OIS stabilization, dToF laser focus, Dual Pixel Pro, Dual Native ISO Fusion, Staggered-HDR, as well as 8K video recording.
As for the other two cameras, they include a 48 megapixels ultra-wide camera which offers a 128-degree FoV, as well as another 48 megapixels periscope camera that’s capable of supporting up to 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom and 120x digital zoom.
For the front-facing camera, it settles for a 20 megapixels shooter but that shouldn’t be an issue since most users are likely to use the rear camera for selfies since it has a 1.1” secondary display that can be used as a viewfinder when taking selfies via the main camera.
Speaking of the secondary display, its actually an AMOLED panel that offers a 126 x 294 pixels screen resolution and a 450 nits peak brightness. Besides serving as a viewfinder for selfies, the second screen can also show useful information like notifications, battery life and time.
Under the hood, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is powered by the latest Snapdragon 888 chipset which will be paired with 12GB RAM and 256GB onboard storage. That’s in fact the only memory variant offered in the global market although there are more variants announced in the Chinese market including 8GB+256GB and 12GB+512GB.
Keeping its light on is none other than a 5,000mAh battery that’s able to support for 67W wired and wireless fast-charging which can deliver a full charge within a short span of just 36 minutes.
Apart from those mentioned above, its also worth noting that the Mi 11 Ultra also comes along with a dual speakers tuned by Harman Kardon, new three-phase cooling technology, as well as IP68 rating.
For those who’re interested, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is priced at 1,149 Euro (US$1,353) in the European market for its sole 12GB+256GB variant. In the Chinese market however, there are other variants with 8GB+256GB and 12GB+512GB memory configurations that are priced at 5,999 Yuan (US$915) and 6,999 Yuan (US$1,065) respectively.