At an online launch event, today, Xiaomi India announced three new devices for India. First, the brand introduced the much anticipated Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra. It’s the first smartphone from Mi 11 lineup that launched in India. After that, Xiaomi presented a new lineup of smartphones in the Mi 11 family, the Xiaomi Mi 11X series. But as we described much earlier in our previous posts, this is the rebranded series of the Redmi K40 lineup of China. Moreover, the vanilla Mi 11X is the rebrand of the Redmi K40, while the Mi 11X Pro is the rebranded version of the Redmi K40 Pro Plus.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra specifications and features

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra comes in just two color choices – White Ceramic and Black. Both the colors look very classy and excellent. It also allows a special edition with marble. This is the 2nd phone from Xiaomi with a high-end ceramic texture technology after the Xiaomi Mi 6. The weight of the whole smartphone is 234 grams, and the width is around 8.38 mm. The camera module is in black and comprises almost the entire upper half of the device.

There are three cameras at the rear alongside a secondary display that shows you the weather, health alerts, notifications, battery level, and other vital information. There’s also a unique Ultra-Low Power saving mode that only utilizes this tiny display to give you up to 55 hours of extra standby time.

However, Xiaomi states that the most crucial purpose of the secondary display at the rear is to allow high-resolution selfies from its rear cameras.

The Mi 11 Ultra features a 6.81-inch curved Samsung E4 AMOLED display with (1440 x 3216 pixels) Quad HD+ 525 PPI, 20:9 aspect ratio & support for a 120Hz refresh rate. The 10-bit panel also supports Dolby Vision, a first for a Xiaomi phone. Other features include an SGS display protection certification, 360Hz Touch sampling rate, a peak brightness of 1700 nits, Gorilla Glass Victus for protection, and a Display Mate A+ certification. It also has an HDR10+certification.

The Snapdragon 888 chipset is powering the Mi 11 Ultra and it is utilized up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 flash storage. There is a phase-changing liquid cooling system that helps to keep the device & the SoC cool. 

Just like the regular version, you get Harmon Kardon dual stereo speakers. There is also NFC, an IR blaster, Wi-Fi 6E, and an official IP68 rating which is also a first for a Xiaomi phone. The Mi 11 Ultra runs MIUI 12.5 on top of Android 11 out of the box.

Coming to the battery, the smartphone features a 5000mAh capacity battery with the support for 67W wired and wireless fast charging & 10W reverse wireless charging. the battery comes with new tech for a thinner design.  Regardless of the one you choose to go with, you will be able to charge the phone from zero to 100 in just 36 minutes.

One of the biggest features of the Mi 11 Ultra is its camera. The device features the most powerful triple camera setup in the Mi 11 family featuring the same Samsung GN2 50MP sensor as a primary camera but with two additional 48MP Sony IMX586 Ultra Wide and Telephoto cameras.

The 50MP Samsung GN2 image sensor comes with 61 degrees field of view with a very sharp focus thanks to dToF technology that features a 64 point laser array focus system.

The 48MP Ultra Wide Camera comes with a very wide 128-degree field of view and the third 48MP Telephoto camera supports up to 5x optical zoom and up to 120x digital zoom.

Xiaomi stated at the event that the company has worked hard on the Ultra Night Photo algorithms which coupled with the 1/1.12″ large 50MP GN2 sensor assures that you get clear and colorful photos even when the lighting is not that good. In fact, the brand straightly compared the Mi 11 Ultra’s camera to a Sony RX100 M7 compact professional camera and revealed how the Mi 11 Ultra's camera setup is capable of taking better low light images.

The Mi 11 Ultra can record 8K videos at 30 fps from all the 3 camera sensors including the telephoto shooter.

Thanks to this extreme camera setup, the Mi 11 Ultra has succeeded to score 143 on DxOMark lab, making it the greatest smartphone camera setup on the platform right now.


In many regards, the Xiaomi Mi 11X and the Mi 11X Pro shares loads of similarities. First of all, both phones have the E4 AMOLED display. With its A + certification, you'll feel like you're reading from a textbook. in a nutshell, this is a really fine display. The display comes with fancy features like 360Hz Touch sampling rate, 120Hz refresh rate, True Tone colors, and a really small notch. 

Coming to the performance, this could be one of the most important differences between the vanilla Mi 11X and the Pro version. The  Mi 11X pro comes with Snapdragon 888 chipset. It's currently one of the most powerful mobile chipsets. It's a 5nm-based chipset with 5G support as well. While Qualcomm's Snapdragon 870 is powering the vanilla Mi 11X.. It is a newly announced flagship SoC from Qualcomm and is 5G capable. In terms of power, it lies between the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ and 888 processors. It is a newly announced flagship SoC from Qualcomm and is 5G capable. Moreover, Both phones also take notice of small yet crucial details like LPDDR5 memory for better read & write speeds.

The Mi 11X and Mi 11X Pro could be the new perfect multimedia phones in this budget. they provide dual speakers, infrared remote control, and more. And with WiFi 6 support, you'll watch movies without the fear of buffering. there's a 4520mAH battery which will be fast-charged at 33W.

On the camera department, the Mi 11X has a 48MP rear camera with 1/ 1.2″ Sony IMX582 sensor, f/1.79 aperture, LED flash; 8MP 119°  ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.4 aperture, 5MP telemacro camera with f/2.4 aperture. Here is another distinction between the two – the Mi 11X Pro replaces the main camera with a 108MP rear camera with a 1/1.52″ Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor, f/1.75 aperture. Both devices have a 20MP front camera with 0.8μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture. 


Talking about the pricing and variants, The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra has only one variant in India featuring 12GB+256GB. with a price tag of Rs 69,999 (~$933 US Dollars ). It has launched as the most expensive smartphone from Xiaomi in the country. Xiaomi India yet to confirm the availability of the Mi 11 Ultra.

On the other hand, Mi 11X has two variants to choose from :

Mi 11X (6GB + 128GB) – Rs. 29,999 (around 400 US Dollars)
Mi 11X (8GB + 128GB) – Rs. 31,999 (around 427 US Dollars)

Similarly, the Mi 11X Pro will also come in two variants:

Mi 11X Pro (8GB + 128GB) – Rs. 39,999 (around 534 US Dollars)
Mi 11X Pro (8GB + 256GB) – Rs. 41,999 (around 561 US Dollars)

The Mi 11X will first go on sale from 27th April, while the Mi 11X Pro pre-orders start from 24th April across all channels.

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