The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra was launched on 29 March during the Xiaomi Mega Launch which was live-streamed globally. The phone is Xiaomi’s 2nd generation Ultra flagship phone as it succeeds the Mi 11 Pro launched in 2019. The Mi 11 Ultra comes in 2 color options which are as simple as White Ceramic and Black.
The phone also wins the award of the thickest camera bump on a smartphone. Smartphone brands around the world have been working to reduce the thickness of their camera bumps to avoid rocking the phone when placed on a flat surface. However, Xiaomi did the exact opposite. They even went ahead and added a 1.1 inches display to the already huge bump. The bump is so big that it can vertically balance the phone from the edge of a vertical surface.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra Prices
The Xiaomi Mi Ultra prices range from $914 – $1066. This is because there are 3 models. The 8GB/256 model has a price tag of $914 (Rs. 66,640). The 12GB/256GB goes for $990 (Rs. 71,980) and the 12GB/512GB for $1066 (Rs. 77,523). The Marbled Ceramic Special Edition goes for $1065 (Rs. 77,410). Sales kick off from 2 April in China.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra sports a 6.81 inches, Wide Quad High Definition Plus (WQHD+), E4 AMOLED display, which also houses an on-screen fingerprint sensor. A WQHD+ display means it has a resolution of 3200 x 1440. In case you’re wondering, 4K is better than the WQHD+ for the following reason. QHD (WQHD) is 4 times the resolution of 720p HD whereas 4K is 4 times the resolution of 1080p HD. The display has a 120 Hz screen refresh rate, 480 Hz touch sampling rate, Dolby Vision, and is protected using Corning Gorilla Glass Victus technology which is one of the best screen protection. The back is also made of glass but the body is made of aluminum.
The phone is also IP68 rated which means it is dust resistant and can withstand immersion in water up to around 1.5 M in-depth for 30 minutes. However, we would recommend you to try this as the IEC tests the phones under lab conditions and most likely in freshwater. Not in a swimming pool full of chemicals used to cleanse water. So don’t go swimming with your brand new Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra or it might end in premium tears.
The Mi 11 Ultra runs on MIUI 12.5 OS based on Android 11. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G chipset which is currently the fastest processor in the Android ecosystem. It has an octa-core CPU and utilizes the Adreno 660 GPU. It is paired with 3 different memory combinations/variants. These are 8GB/256GB, 12GB/256GB, and the best in the series, the 12GB/512GB variant. All 3 come at different prices with the price increasing with the amount of memory.
The most criticized feature of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra flagship, the camera system. Despite the criticism, it currently holds the position of the best camera on a smartphone according to the DxoMark camera chart with 143 points. The huge rear camera bump has a total of 3 cameras and a 1.1 AMOLED inches screen next to them. The cameras are a 50 MP main sensor, a 48 MP ultrawide sensor, and a 48 MP periscope telephoto camera with 5X zoom. There’s also a DUAL-LED dual-tone flash which is squeezed between the camera lenses and the tiny AMOLED display. The camera can record 8K videos at 24fps and 4K videos at 60fps.
The 1.1 inches AMOLED display at the back of the MI 11 Ultra can be used for several purposes. It mainly serves as a mirror when taking selfies with the rear camera but it doubles as a notification screen or an always-on display when the phone is placed facing downwards. Also when the phone is switched to Super Power Saver mode which allows you to diminish power consumption the rear display is used for basic functionality such as calls.
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For selfies using the front camera, the phone has a 20 MP selfie camera placed in a punch-hole cutout. It can record 1080p videos at 60 fps.
The Mi 11 Ultra draws power from a 5000 mAh silicon-oxygen anode battery. It is non-removable and supports 67W fast charging via cable and 67W wireless charging. Using the cable, the battery will boost from 0-100% in 36 minutes whereas using wireless charging takes 39 minutes. The phone also supports 10W reverse charging.
Sensors onboard the Mi 11 Ultra include an accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and a compass. Other features include; 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, infrared port, and a SUB Type-C.