The long-awaited Xiaomi event has arrived and has not disappointed users' expectations: the Chinese company has announced Mi 11 Ultra , the new top Android range ready to give other smartphones a hard time. Xiaomi has defined it as " a real pocket film studio ", and indeed the specifications of the photographic sector do not deny the statement. The price, however, remains the real surprise: in the face of the truly "ultra" characteristics of the smartphone, the cost is decidedly competitive.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra: the specifications
The new Xiaomi comes with a 6.8-inch AMOLED E4 display and a 120Hz refresh rate. On the back we find a second 1.1-inch display, which can be used to quickly view notifications, or as a mirror for selfies. To protect the main screen we find the Corning Gorilla Victus Glass , which entered the market only last year. The smartphone is also IP68 certified, therefore total protection against the ingress of dust and the possibility of permanent immersion in water without suffering damage.
The Mi 11 Ultra comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 88, 12GB of RAM and 256GB of non-expandable storage . The battery is 5000mAh, 65W fast charging (also wireless). Also new for the cooling system, which uses a “three-level” dissipation: solid, liquid and gaseous. In fact, in the system we find a thermal pad based on hydrocarbons which, heated by the heat of the device, passes from solid to liquid, to then become gaseous in the steam chambers. At this point the gas reaches the copper plates, which diffuse it along the smartphone body; cooling, it will return to liquid form and then solid again.
The photographic compartment is inserted in the same support as the rear screen and consists of 3 cameras. The main one is composed of a 50MP sensor with optical stabilizer and Dual Pixel Pro autofocus technology , capable of filming videos in 8K at 24fps. Along with this is a 48MP periscopial telephoto lens with 5X optical, 10X hybrid and up to 120X digital zoom. Finally we find a 20MP selfie camera with punch-hole sensor.
The price is 1199. It is certainly not a cheap smartphone, but compared with the other top of the Android range, for the features it offers, it is certainly among the best on the market. The Mi 11 Ultra will also be marketed in Europe , but the release date has not yet been disclosed.
The other Xiaomi announcements
In addition to the Ultra, Xiaomi will also market the Pro, 11i, and 11 Lite 4G and 5G versions , to meet all needs. The Pro variant, which however will not arrive in Europe, lacks the secondary display on the back and will be available in 3 versions, differentiated by the RAM / memory combination: 8/128, 8/256 and 12/256. Prices range from 4999 yuan (650 euros) to 5699 yuan (740 euros). The 11i, on the other hand, has a slightly smaller display (6.67 inches), 4520mAh battery with 33W fast charging, 8GB RAM and 128 or 256GB memory. The price is 649 euros.
The Lite versions are very similar to each other: both have a 6.55-inch display, 90Hz refresh rate, 4250mAh battery and 64MP main sensor camera. In the case of 4G we find the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, while for the 5G there is the 780G version. While the 4G version offers 6GB of RAM and 64 or 128GB internal storage, 5G is also available in 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The price starts from 299 for the Lite 4G and from 369 for the Lite 5G.
Not just smartphones: the Mi Smart Band 6 , the new smartwatch of the Beijing company, was also presented during the Xiaomi event . The display increases to 1.56 inches and the battery is 125mAh: it has an autonomy of 14 days and recharges in less than 2 hours. The smartwatch supports 30 different types of workouts, and allows you to monitor heart rate, breathing during sleep and arterial oxygen saturation level. The price for Europe is 49.99 euros. The Smart Band 6 will be available from the end of April .
Finally, Xiaomi also presented the Mi Smart Projector 2 Pro , the new indoor projector that will bring cinema into the home. Compatible with Chromecast and Google Assistant, the Smart Projector supports HDR10, has FHD resolution and 16GB memory. The device mounts two HDMI 2.0 and two USB ports; it also has an input for the audio jack and the Ethernet input. The price is 999.99 euros. The projector will hit the market in May of this year.
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