Xiaomi Mi 11 vs Mi 10: What has changed?

Tuesday, 29 Dec, 2020

After several leaks and rumors, Xiaomi has officially declared a date for the launch of its next flagship series - Mi 11. It is the world's first smartphone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor While that is the USP of the smartphone, there are various different issues that make it the most effective and feature-rich Android flagships for 2021. Notably, the new smartphone would ship without a USB charger in the box, similar to Apple's move with the iPhone 12 series. Part of the appeal also comes from the company's dev-friendly nature.

The Mi 11 has a 6.81-inch curved display with a hole in the top left corner of the screen and Corning Gorilla Victus protection.

The screen boasts a high contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1 and it supports HDR10+ with a peak brightness of 1500 nits. The front-facing camera is a 20MP sensor.

Under the hood, the Mi 11 has the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. And if you are looking for Snapdragon 888 benchmark scores, then you might want to this link.

A 4,600mAh battery sits inside the Xiaomi Mi 11, while the phone does support both fast wired and fast wireless charging. It also supports WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, dual-frequency Global Positioning System and it still comes with an IR blaster.

Interestingly, Xiaomi's current flagship offers 120W of fast charging with the charging brick in the box. The phone also supports 10W reverse wireless charging. And well, there's not a huge difference in charging times. The first 4000 buyers to pay the balance for the phone will get a customized Xiaomi jacket.

In terms of optics, the Mi 11 flaunts the triple rear camera setup that houses the 108-megapixel primary sensor with a pixel size of 1.6 microns, along with an f/1.85 lens and optical image stabilisation (OIS). There's also a 13-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.4 ultra-wide-angle lens and a 5-megapixel tertiary sensor with an f/2.4 macro lens. That basically means this will also be next year's first high-end smartphone to see daylight in at least one major global market, although for the time being, there are no words on European availability, let alone an official USA release. It lets you get closer to subjects by zooming in and not having to physically move the phone. While there is no word on Indian pricing, this should translate to around Rs 45,000. 48,299) and CNY 4,699 (~Rs. Details about the Pro variant are not available at the moment. Similarly, the phone will also be available in Lilac Purple and Honey Beige with Vegan Leather finish. 52,799). It has a 3D textured glass with an iridescent blue hue and Xiaomi CEO's signature on the rear.

Shortly after the iPhone 12 launch, Xiaomi tweeted that it "didn't leave anything out of the box" for its Mi 10T Pro, adding a short video clip that shows a Mi 10T box with a charger inside. According to Xiaomi, the Mi 11 was given an A+ rating from DisplayMate. However, users can opt to buy the phone with a 55W GaN charger for the same price as the models without the charger.