- Mi 11 Ultra India launch is scheduled for April 23.
- The smartphone has already been launched in China.
- Mi 11 Ultra will compete against OnePlus 9 Pro.
Xiaomi is finally taking the big step. It is planning to launch the Mi 11 Ultra in India. The smartphone will be one of its first truly flagship smartphone in India. Xiaomi has already launched the Mi 11 Ultra in China and globally last month. In India, the smartphone will be introduced on April 23 and will compete against other premium offerings like OnePlus 9 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and Vivo X60 Pro+. This will be an interesting launch from Xiaomi as Mi 11 Ultra is expected to be its most premium smartphone in the country.
It comes with specifications like Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, up to 12GB RAM, a curved 120Hz QHD+ display, a 108-megapixel main sensor and a one-of-its-kind secondary display at the back. Interestingly, the smartphone maker is yet to unveil the Mi 11 in India first smartphone that packed Snapdragon 888 processor. With only weeks left for Mi 11 Ultra launch, here is a look at everything we know so far.
Mi 11 Ultra price in India (expected)
As mentioned before, Mi 11 Ultra is expected to be one of the most expensive Xiaomi smartphones in the country so far. It is tipped to cost Rs 69,999 for the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage model while the 12GB RAM and 256GB storage variant is likely to cost Rs 74,999. The official pricing will be known on the launch day.
In China, the Mi 11 Ultra price starts at CNY 5,999 (around Rs 66,400) for the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage model. The 12GB RAM and 256GB storage variant costs CNY 6,499 (around Rs. 72,000) while the top-of-the-line 12GB RAM and 512GB storage variant is priced at CNY 6,999 (around Rs 77,500) for. The phone comes in Black and White colour options, along with a White Ceramic Special Edition.
Mi 11 Ultra specifications and features
Unlike pricing, the features and specifications of the phone are already known. Mi 11 Ultra comes with a 6.81-inch sAMOLED display with QHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 512GB of UFS 3.1 fast storage.
The Mi 11 Ultra features a triple rear camera setup including a primary 50-megapixel Samsung GN2 sensor with OIS, a secondary 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 periscope telephoto lens with OIS, and a 48-megapixel Sony ultra-wide unit. On the front, there is a 20-megapixel camera. Mi 11 Ultra houses a 5,000mAh battery that supports 67W fast wired as well as wireless charging.
Mi 11 Ultra competition in India
The smartphone will be in direct competition with Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, OnePlus 9 Pro and Vivo X60 Pro+. The Samsung smartphone is the most expensive of all but, comes with similar features. It will be interesting to see if Xiaomi ships it phone with a charger or not. The decision can give it an upper hand on Samsung.
Both OnePlus and Vivo smartphones focus on cameras. OnePlus has entered a partnership with Hasselblad while Vivo is now working with Zeiss. Xiaomi has also made few changes to its camera system. It is promoting the Mi 11 Ultra as a phone where all three lenses can work as the primary camera. The camera performance will decide if Mi 11 Ultra can compete with OnePlus 9 Pro and Vivo X60 Pro+.