Here’s Xiaomi’s monster Mi 11 Ultra, with an OLED panel in its massive camera bump


We saw Xiaomi’s Mi 11 in early February this year, and the company’s Mi 11 Ultra leaked a little later that same month. The handset has officially broken cover now, and the leaks were completely accurate — the 11 Ultra sports a huge camera bump, with an OLED display contained inside.

And also hugely improved camera specs over its older (but smaller) sibling. The Mi 11 already includes a not-to-be-sneezed-at 108MP main sensor, 13MP ultrawide and 5MP telephoto/macro lens with a range of nifty software features to maximise its potential, but the Mi 11 Ultra… yeah.

Maxing the Mi 11 Ultra

It’s still a triple camera array but what an array it is. There’s a 50MP 1/1.12in main sensor, which is larger than the sensor found in the Mi 11 and has nothing to do with megapixel count. And the backup cameras are just as eye-catching — the ultrawide is a 48MP sensor, and there’s also a 48MP telephoto periscope lens that adds 5x optical zoom to Xiaomi’s headliner.

Which goes some way to explaining the size of the camera bump but what about that display? Xiaomi says that the 1.1in 126 x 294 OLED panel can be used as a viewfinder for selfies with the massive camera array, as well as notifications and an always-on display. The screen’s got a peak brightness of 450 nits, a thing we’re apparently measuring in-depth now.

As to the rest? There’s a fairly standard raft of specs to play with: a Snapdragon 888, 12GB RAM, 256GB of storage, fronted by a 6.8in OLED panel running at 120Hz. It’s got a 5,000mAh battery, and supports 67W fast charge, both with a cable or wirelessly.

On the Lite side of the news

Xiaomi also announced a new Mi 11 Lite 5G handset. As the name suggests, you’re getting a lower spec across the board, but also a lower price (one which we’ll only find out for SA a little later). It’ll be the first phone with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 780G processor, there’s a 6.55in OLED display (running at 90Hz) up front, and the camera setup is… decent.

A 64MP main sensor, an 8MP ultrawide and 5MP macro lens make up the rear camera arrangement, and there’s a 4,250mAh battery running the show. Also included is a headphone jack, if you’re still attached to your wired headphones.

Pricing and launch dates aren’t available for either handset yet, for any launch area. We’ll let you know as soon as those details come in.

Source: The Verge


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