Xiaomi’s Mi 11 has gathered a lot of hype recently because of its superior flagship specs and cheaper price tag. While the device was initially exclusive to China, it was recently launched in Europe and we’ve learned that the phone is making its way to Nepal quite soon. So let’s take a look at the specs, features, expected price, and availability of the Xiaomi Mi 11 in Nepal.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Overview:
It is very rare for smartphone brands to release only a single flagship device these days. But Xiaomi just did that with the Mi 11. However, we’re nearing the launch of the Mi 11 Pro and 11 Pro+ as well.
Design and Display
Mi 11 sports a 6.81-inch DotDisplay with a WQHD+ resolution of 3200 x 1440 pixels. The AMOLED panel is curved on both sides. With the use of the new E4 light-emitting material, the display now boasts a peak brightness of 1,500 nits. This phone also has support for a 120Hz refresh rate, while the touch sampling rate has been significantly bumped to 480Hz. The screen is protected by the all-new Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. Similarly, Mi 11 has received an A+ rating from Display Mate for its display technology.
Users can choose between an anti-glare frosted glass and vegan leather for the rear panel. The glass variant is thicker but weighs less than the vegan options. The in-screen fingerprint sensor on the Mi 11 is said to support heart rate monitoring. However, Xiaomi not disclosed more details of the new feature.
Performance and Memory
Powering the phone is the Snapdragon 888 chipset. It is the latest flagship smartphone chipset from Qualcomm based on the new 5nm process. The chipset makes use of Arm Cortex X1 (Prime) and Cortex A78 (Power) along with Cortex A55 (Efficiency) cores. This combination offers a performance improvement of 35% and 20% better power efficiency. Similarly, the Adreno 660 GPU is 35% faster than its processor. Unlike its predecessor, the SD 888 now has an integrated 5G modem for further power efficiency.
To keep the temperature down, Xiaomi has included the VC LiquidCool Technology. Users can choose between 8GB and 12GB of RAM. The latter comes with 256GB of internal storage while users can choose to pair the 8GB RAM variant with 128GB or 256GB internal storage.
Mi 11 ships with the new MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11. To note, this is the first Xiaomi phone to run on the new version of MIUI out-of-the-box. Xiaomi claims that the new UI has been optimized to decrease memory usage and power consumption.
In terms of camera, the phone flaunts a triple camera setup. The 108MP primary camera on the back uses a 1/1.33” sensor. The pixel binning technique contributes to 11.6μm pixels. The primary camera has support for Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and can record up to 8K videos. It is accompanied by a 13MP ultra-wide camera with a 123-degree Field of View (FOV). Additionally, there is a 50mm telephoto-macro lens. On the front, there is a 20MP selfie camera enclosed inside the left-aligned circular cutout.
Rest of the specs
Xiaomi Mi 11 relies on a 4,600mAh battery for its juice. There is support for 55W TurboCharge which can fully charge the device within 45 minutes. On top of that, users can enjoy 50W wireless charging and 10W wireless reverse charging. In China, users can choose to get the device with and without the wired charger, both for the same price. Take note, Apple (and possibly every other OEMs who are bound to follow in this step).
Interestingly, Xiaomi includes the 55W GaN charger inside the box of every unit for the European market. This comes as a surprise seeing how the region is sensitive to such eco-friendly practices.
Moving on, the dual speakers on the Mi 11 are tuned by Harman Kardon. Users can share music between two Bluetooth devices. Other features include an IR blaster and multi-functional NFC.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Specifications:
- Display: 6.81-inches AMOLED DotDisplay with TrueColor; 120Hz Refresh Rate; 480Hz Touch Sampling Rate; Corning Gorilla Victus; 100% DCI-P3; HDR10+; 1500 nits peak brightness
- Resolution: WQHD+ (3200 x 1440 pixels)
- Chipset: Snapdragon 888; 5nm Mobile Platform
- GPU: Adreno 660
- RAM: 8/12GB LPDDR5 (3200MHz)
- Storage: 128/256GB UFS 3.1
- Software & UI: MIUI 12.5 on top of Android 11
- Rear Camera:
– 108MP primary shooter
– 5MP digital zoom telephoto lens
– 13MP ultra-wide sensor
- Front Camera: 20MP lens; Punch-hole
- Security: In-display Fingerprint Scanner with heart monitoring, Face Unlock
- Audio: Dual Stereo speakers by Harmon Kardon; Hi-Res Audio
- Connectivity: Dual 5G standby, WiFi 6, NFC, USB Type-C, NFC
- Battery: 4600mAh with 55W fast charging; 50W Wireless Charging, 10W reverse charging
Xiaomi Mi 11 Series Price in Nepal & Availability
Xiaomi Mi 11 is now available in Europe where its price is €749 and €799 for 8/128GB and 8/256GB variant respectively. The phone is launching soon in Nepal (most likely in the 3rd week of March) and looking at the past trend, only the 8/256GB variant might be available here. We expect the price of Mi 11 in Nepal to be around NPR 100,000.
|Xiaomi Mi 11||Price in Nepal (Expected)||Availability (Expected)|
|8/256GB||NPR 100,000||March 2021|
- Check out our long term review of Xiaomi Mi 10.