July 15, 2024


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Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra: the new flagship

Now the cat is out of the bag: The Mi 11 Ultra is here. Together with the display in the camera bumper, it was shown in advance in February. After you have long since ceased to be divided into regular standard, lite and pro models, you also have an “ultra flagship” ready.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 works inside the Mi 11 Ultra. It comes with 12 GB of LPDDR5 memory and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 memory. Also in the package: The X60 modem, which supplies the smartphone with the new 5G cellular generation, among other things. Including 5G dual standby for dual SIM operation. In terms of connectivity, Wi-Fi 6E is also available in addition to Wi-Fi 6.

A 6.81-inch (approx. 17 cm) display with a recess for the 20-megapixel front camera (f / 2.2) is emblazoned on the front. That is protected by Gorilla Glas Victus. At 234 grams, the smartphone is certainly not a lightweight. The AMOLED panel has a WQHD + resolution (3200 x 1440, 515 ppi) and offers up to 1700 nits of brightness in the tips. With an adaptive refresh rate between 30 and 120 Hz, a differently fluid image is displayed depending on the content. As for HDR formats, Dolby Vision and HDR10 + are supported.

Special feature of the Mi 11 Ultra: There is also a display on the back. That one is around 1.1 inches (2.79 cm) in the camera hill and is up to 450 nits bright. In addition to the selfie mirror – partly because shiny backs from other manufacturers are available – one offers the possibility of that display operate as an always-on display and also display new notifications on it.

Three lenses are used on the back. The main lens offers a resolution of 50 megapixels, an aperture of f / 1.95 and a sensor size of 1 / 1.12 inches. Optical image stabilization as well as laser autofocus and dual-pixel technology are supported, which should ensure extra sharpness of the images. The main lens also offers the ability to record 8K videos.

The ultra-wide-angle lens with a 128 degree field of view offers an aperture of f / 2.2 and also supports macro shots. It makes sense to solve this in this way instead of using lousy, dedicated macro lenses. The ultra wide angle lens can also be used to record 8K videos. Third in the group: a 48-megapixel periscope camera with f / 2.2 aperture and 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom and 120x digital zoom.

A 5,000 mAh battery supplies the smartphone with enough juice. It can be filled up again in a hurry by means of 67 watt pressure refueling – both wired and wireless. Xiaomi promises a full battery charge within 36 minutes. The battery design is based on a specially developed charging technology with a 30-volt circuit for wireless charging and a new power control technology. In addition, the Mi 11 Ultra also charges other devices wirelessly with 10 watts using reverse wireless charging.

Other? An IP68 certification is on board. Dual stereo speakers from Harman Kardon are used. The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is to appear in the colors Ceramic White and Ceramic Black. The prices for the Mi 11 Ultra for the global market start at 1,199 euros and may vary depending on the country. The prices and availability in Germany will therefore be announced at a later date.


  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
    5nm power-efficient manufacturing process
    Kryo 680 CPU, up to 2.84GHz, with Arm Cortex-X1 technology
    Qualcomm Adreno 660 GPU
    Snapdragon X60 5G modem
    6th Gen AI Engine
  • LPDDR5 RAM + UFS 3.1 storage
    12GB + 256GB
  • Three-phase cooling technology
  • X-axis linear vibration motor


  • 50MP wide angle camera
    1 / 1.12 ″ sensor size, 1.4um pixel size, 2.8um 4-in-1 super pixel
    f / 1.95, 8P lens, 85 ° FOV
    Supports OIS, dToF laser focus
    Dual Pixel Pro, Dual Native ISO Fusion, Staggered HDR
    8K video recording, night mode
  • 48MP ultra-wide angle camera
    128 ° FOV, f / 2.2
    0.8um pixel size, 1.6? M 4-in-1 super pixel
    1 / 2.0 ”sensor size, PDAF, 7P lens
    Supports macro shooting
    8K video recording, night mode
  • 48MP telephoto camera
    5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, 120x digital zoom
    1 / 2.0 ”sensor size, 0.8um pixel size, 1.6um 4-in-1 super pixel
    f / 4.1, Supports OIS, PDAF
    8K video recording, night mode
  • 20MP front camera
    f / 2.2, 0.8um pixel size, 1.6? m 4-in-1 super pixel
    78 ° FOV, FF

Display & design

  • WQHD + 6.81 ”AMOLED quad-curved dot display
    20: 9, 3200 x 1440, 515 ppi
    Contrast ratio: 5,000,000: 1 (typ)
    Brightness: HBM 900 nits (type), 1,700 nits peak brightness (type)
    120Hz refresh rate, 480Hz touch sampling rate
    AdaptiveSync: 30Hz / 60Hz / 90Hz / 120Hz
    TrueColor display
    Color gamut: DCI-P3
    1.07 billion colors
    Dolby Vision, HDR10 +
    360 ° ambient light sensor 2.0
    Sunlight mode 3.0, Reading mode 3.0
    DisplayMate A +
    SGS Eye Care Display Certification
  • Corning Gorilla Victus (front), Ceramic (back)
  • IP68
  • Rear 1.1 ”AMOLED display
    126 x 294, 450 nits peak brightness
    Supports always-on display, notification alerts, rear selfie preview
    Super power saver mode
  • Dimensions: 164.3mm x 74.6mm x 8.38mm
  • Weight: 234g
  • Available colors: Ceramic White / Ceramic Black


  • Dual speakers
  • SOUND BY Harman Kardon
  • Hi-Res Audio Certification


  • Dual SIM
  • Dual 5G standby
  • Bands:
    5G: n1 / n3 / n5 / n7 / n8 / n20 / n28 / n38 / n40 / n41 / n77 / n78 / n79
    4G: LTE FDD: B1 / 2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/28/32/66
    4G: LTE TDD: B38 / 40/41/42
    3G: WCDMA: B1 / 2/4/5/8
    2G: GSM: 850 900 1800 1900 MHz
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • Wi-Fi 6E / Wi-Fi 6
  • USB Type-C
  • IR blaster, multifunctional NFC

Battery & Charging

  • 5,000mAh (type) battery
  • 67W wired turbo charging
  • 67W wireless turbo charging
  • 10W reverse charging


  • In-screen fingerprint reader
  • AI face unlock

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