Not Samsung, but Xiaomi was the first manufacturer to produce a high-end phone with the Snapdragon 888 chipset this year: the Xiaomi Mi 11. A Mi 11 Pro failed to materialize, but will now be launched at a later time. The launch is expected to take place after the Chinese Spring Festival (New Year) in early February.
Xiaomi launches Mi 11 Pro in February
Before the end of the year, less than one month after Qualcomm released its latest chipset, Xiaomi launched its Mi 11. Xiaomi was also expected to release the Mi 11 Pro, but for unknown reasons that did not happen. When that would happen, after all, was not discussed at the launch event in China either. A well-known rumor maker in China, who previously often managed to leak correct information, indicates this time to have information about the Mi 11 Pro launch.
In a message on Weibo, Digital Chat Station says that Xiaomi will probably launch the Mi 11 Pro after the Chinese New Year; the Spring Festival, the name by which this festival is known, is celebrated in China in early February. A launch towards the end of February would be a logical choice, but an exact launch date has not yet been released.
Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro
Contrary to the unknown launch date, several details are known about the differences between the Xiaomi Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro. The difference would be mainly in the cameras that would be renewed on the Mi 11 Pro. On the Mi 11, we find the same 108 MP camera sensor used in the Xiaomi Mi 10 series, the Samsung ISOCELL HM1. Presumably, Xiaomi uses a new camera sensor for the main camera on the Mi 11 Pro, possibly with the same 108 MP resolution.
In addition to an improvement to the existing camera setup, Xiaomi would also complement the variety of camera sensors. On the Xiaomi Mi 11, you will find the main camera and wide-angle camera, this setup will be supplemented for the Pro moniker with a telephoto sensor. It is unknown which camera sensor Xiaomi uses, and what the zoom distance is of the lenses that are linked to the sensor.
In any case, it looks like Xiaomi has paid more attention to the camera sensors on the back of the device with the Mi 11 Pro. Whether this will also lead to photos that will amaze Xiaomi’s competition will remain to be seen after the launch.
The same screen?
Other details of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro are mostly unknown – there are speculations floating around about the screen of the Mi 11 Pro, which would share details with the panel of the Mi 11. In front of the Mi 11 is a 6.81-inch AMOLED display, with a QHD + resolution (3,200 x 1,440), as well as a 120 Hz refresh rate. Also with regard to the charging specifications, Xiaomi would have drawn a line between the high-end phones: both devices can be charged wired with 55 watts. All lovers of wireless charging can charge the Mi 11 (Pro) with up to 50 watts wirelessly.
To what extent these speculations are accurate will remain unknown until Xiaomi launches the Mi 11 Pro to the general public in February. Meanwhile, take the leaked details with a few grains of salt – that also applies to the expected launch after the Chinese New Year. What do you think should really be on Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Pro? Let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article.