After the Mi 11 which introduced the flagship processor on the market Snapdragon 888, Xiaomi is now back with an enhanced model, or the new one Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, which will be the first smartphone to use the most powerful GN2 ISOCELL sensor from Samsung for its main camera.
To get the most out of the new sensor, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra packs a small screen next to the rear cameras, to ensure higher quality selfies, of course we have already seen the latest implementation on the Meizu Pro 7, but needless to say, this is still one very rare and potentially useful feature.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra sports one “quadruple” AMOLED screen similar to that of the regular model, offering the same 6.81-inch property with a resolution of 3,200 x 1,440, along with a refresh rate of 120Hz plus a tactile sampling rate of 480Hz.
The only major difference is apparently the slightly higher peak brightness of 1,700 nits, otherwise you’ll get 1.07 billion color displays, HDR10 + and Dolby Vision, plus an under-display fingerprint reader and camera 20 megapixel f / 2.2 punch hole selfie.
Things get a lot more interesting on the back. The camera island here is significantly larger than those found on other phones, mainly due to the 1.1-inch AMOLED screen (126 x 294).
This small screen acts as a mirror for taking better selfies using the main or ultra wide camera and also doubles as a notification screen or always-on display when you leave your phone face down.
On the back of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra there are three cameras with the main which is a shooter from 50 megapixel f / 1,95 powered by the aforementioned 1 / 1.12-inch GN2 sensor, which features huge 1.4um pixels (2.8um via pixel binning) to absorb more light, as well as fast autofocus “Dual Pixel Pro“.
The ultra wide angle / macro camera and telephoto periscope both use a 1 / 2.0-inch Sony IMX586 48-megapixel sensor, with the former capable of a 128-degree field of view and the latter supporting 5x optical zoom, the 10x hybrid zoom and 120x digital zoom.
If you wish, you can shoot up to 8K video on all three rear cameras, and you also have the option to preview all three cameras at once and choose the one that suits you best.
The most interesting feature on the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is a dual phone recording mode, which allows you to shoot a video with two Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra at the same time, with one acting as the primary device and the other secondary device connected wirelessly. .
That said, chances are most consumers won’t need this overdone functionality.
Further specifications of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
The rest of the Mi 11 Ultra is exactly what you’d expect from a flagship phone.
In addition to Snapdragon 888 processor, There are up to 12 GB of RAM e up to 512 GB of space of archiving, in addition to one battery to denser silicon oxide from 5.000 mAh it’s a 67W fast charging, both wired and wireless (also supports 10W reverse charging).
Just like the Mi 11, you will have stereo speakers tuned with Harman Kardon, a linear vibration motor on the X axis, infrared port (for remote control functions), NFC, dual-SIM dual-5G standby and more.
All of these are hidden in an 8.38mm thick ceramic body (in black or white), hence the bulky weight of 234g.
For those used to importing phones from China, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra starts at 5,999 yuan or around US $ 910 (8GB of RAM with 256GB of storage) and is capped at 6,999 yuan or around $ 1,070 (12 GB of RAM with 512 GB of storage). There is also a special marble edition with the same specs and price as the flagship model.
As for the European market, the Xiomi Mi 11 Ultra black will be available “very soon”, with a single 12 GB RAM plus a 256 GB storage module at the cost of 1.199 euro.
It has been an interesting year for Xiaomi so far, according to Counterpoint in fact, the company had its third market share in China in January, by joining with Huawei and Apple.
Xiaomi has also avoided a ban in the United States, where the government had previously accused it of being backed by the Chinese military and hopefully the brand can now focus on producing more interesting technologies such as remote wireless charging, retractable lenses. and maybe even electric cars.