The new Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is official. The Chinese manufacturer had several surprises prepared for its big event and this flagship is its most advanced smartphone so far. A mobile that incorporates a secondary rear screen and maintains the excellent specifications that we have seen in the Mi 11 Pro model, such as the Snapdragon 888 processor, its AMOLED WQHD+ screen, or the new Samsung ISOCELL GN2 sensor.
These are the features of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, a device that adds digital zoom up to 120x and a ceramic body in black and white. A step forward for those users looking for the best of Xiaomi in photography and design.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra specifications
|Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra|
|Screen||6.81″ WQHD+, 120 Hz, 480 Hz touch|
10-bit AMOLED E4, 515 dpi
1,550 nits, HDR10 +, MEMC
Gorilla Glass Victus
AMOLED screen 1.1″ secondary rear
|RAM||8/12 GB LPDDR5|
|Storage||128/256/512 GB |
|Rear Cameras||50 MP (1/1.12 ”) 8P, OIS, f/1.95|
Wide angle IMX586 48MP, 128º, f/2.2
Telemacro IMX586 48MP, 5x optical, 120x digital
|Front Ca,era||20 MP, 78º, f/2.2|
|Battery||5,000 mAh + 67 W fast|
charging 67W wireless charging, 10W reverse charging
|Operating System||Android 11 + MIUI 12.5|
|Connectivity||WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, 5G, NFC|
|Dimensions and Weight||164 x3 x 74.6 x 8.38 mm|
|Others||Harman Kardon Stereo Speakers, IP68 Certified, Ceramic Body|
The Ultra comes with a secondary display
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra arrives with the same 6.81-inch panel with QuadHD+ resolution that we have seen in the Pro model. A slightly curved 120Hz AMOLED display with slightly curved, HDR10+ support and a brightness level of up to 1,550 nits. One of the best Samsung panels available on this device arrives protected with the new Gorilla Glass Victus system.
The novelty of the Ultra model is on the back. Not only because of the changes at the photographic level but also because on the right side of the camera is introduced a small secondary AMOLED panel of 1.1 inches.
This secondary display will be touchscreen, will have a resolution of 126 x 294 pixels, and a peak brightness of 450 nits. In addition to being ‘always-on’ to display information such as the clock.
This secondary panel will serve to act by ‘mirroring’ the main screen or to complement the taking of photos, being able to take advantage of the rear camera to take selfies. Additionally, Xiaomi explains that it can be used to receive notifications or activate a power-saving mode.
The Mi 11 Ultra is based on the Snapdragon 888, along with a storage of 256 GB UFS 3.1 and a RAM that starts from 8 GB as in the Pro model but will be available in a version of up to 12 GB of RAM. Not missing the presence of WiFi 6e, 5G connectivity, NFC, and MIUI 12.5 for software.
For the battery of this Mi 11 Ultra, 67W fast charging is opted for along with wireless charging of the same speed. In total, 36 minutes to charge the 5,000 mAh that the new Xiaomi flagships will arrive with.
Like the Pro model, the Mi 11 Ultra is also water-resistant with IP68 certification, being among the first Xiaomi models to get this level of protection. The Ultra model is slightly thinner than the Pro, at 8.38 mm thick. Although, both for the choice of the camera and the secondary display, in the rear area the module protrudes noticeably.
Triple camera with the latest Samsung and Sony sensors
The photographic section is where we find the main change of this Mi 11 Ultra when compared to the Pro model. The triple camera is maintained, but the Mi 11 Ultra arrives with a significant improvement in the secondary sensors.
The main sensor of the Mi 11 Ultra is the 50-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL GN2 with OIS. Accompanying the Korean manufacturer’s new sensor, the Mi 11 Ultra arrives with the 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 for ultra-wide-angle, with a 128-degree field and 12mm equivalent.
A third point incorporates another 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor for telephoto, with 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid, and digital zoom up to 120x, along with optical image stabilization. A zoom level above the 50x of the Pro model and matching what we saw last year with the Mi 10 Ultra. In terms of video, the Mi 11 Ultra supports 8K HDR10+ resolution recording and super slow-motion video at up to 1,920 fps.
According to Xiaomi, the company has taken a step forward in photography. If last year they had a thousand engineers in the camera department, this 2021 they have more than 2,000 people. Being more than a hundred dedicated solely to improve the processing.
Versions and price of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
The new Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra will be available in black and white finishes, with different models starting from 8 GB of RAM.
In Europe, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra will be available for €1,199 in its 12 GB and 256 GB storage version.