This week, Xiaomi launched its new Mi 11 flagship toting a 108MP camera sensor out into the world. If that’s not… flashy enough for you, it looks like Xiaomi’s lining up a Mi 11 Ultra variation. And if Samsung’s taught us anything about Ultras, it’ll be one beast of a smartphone.
Xiaomi’s betting on a tiny screen
A 10-minute-long video appeared on YouTube, uploaded by an online personality called Tech Buff PH. It features a relatively detailed hands-on of the Mi 11 Ultra device — one that we haven’t seen out in the wild yet. As these things go, the video has since been deleted but has subsequently been reuploaded. So the cycle begins.
The video dives into some of the key features and specs in the device, the most interesting of which is the particularly flashy additional display housed on the back panel, adjacent to the camera module. The camera housing covers a significant area on the top back panel, includes three camera sensors and the tiny screen.
It looks far too small to use for anything useful, like running apps or viewing media, so we reckon it’ll primarily be used as a viewfinder when taking selfies with the main rear cameras.
Inside the Mi 11 Ultra project
According to the video, those back sensors include a 50MP main sensor, a 48MP ultra-wide cam, and a 48MP periscope sensor with 120x digital zoom. As a bundle, this one should perform better than the base Mi 11 model, even if that’s got a larger main sensor. We can’t talk to any optical zoom capability before the phone’s… well… official. Up front, you’ll just have the 20MP sensor in a punch-hole cutout.
Other key specs include a 5,000mAh battery (with 67W wired charging, 67W wireless charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging), IP68 water resistance, a Snapdragon 888 processor, a 6.67in WQHD+ OLED display that’s got a 120Hz refresh rate, and Harman Kardon-tuned speakers.
Looking at the information available, this looks to be one powerful device, but seeing as it’s not official yet, we should technically take the YouTuber’s comments with a grain of salt — something humans should probably do more when consuming content online.
Source: Android Authority