Samsung introduced its first smartphone camera with an exorbitantly high MP resolution in 2019; the ISOCELL Bright HMX had a 108 MP resolution. Xiaomi recently used this sensor on the Mi 11 but is not using this sensor for the most expensive Mi 11 device – the Mi 11 Pro, according to speculation.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro
Even before the end of 2020, Xiaomi introduced its first flagship phone with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 chipset: the Xiaomi Mi 11. The device has a completely renewed design on the back, with a two-tone camera module in the top left corner. The module has space for three sensors, the main camera of which has a 108 MP resolution. This sensor is not new to Xiaomi – the Chinese company has been using this 108 MP sensor from Samsung since the Mi Note 10 from 2019.
Since then, more and more phones – both in the high-end and mid-range segment – have been assigned this camera sensor. This means that the time has come for high-end devices to shift to a different camera sensor that fits better within the segment. Xiaomi has not done this on the Xiaomi Mi 11, but for the Mi 11 Pro, the company would have taken steps to change the camera hardware.
Instead of a 108 MP main camera, Xiaomi would use a new 50 MP sensor from Samsung this time, specifically the Samsung S5KGN1. It is not yet known what resolution this camera sensor delivers after pixel binning – the merging of pixels for photos with more contrast and details – is not yet known. It is known that the 50 MP camera sensor can shoot 8K video, at a maximum of 30 fps.
Copied Mi 11?
Other details of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro are currently still scarce. Rumors point out that Xiaomi is likely to take over the Mi 11’s screen one-on-one on the Mi 11 Pro. The screen has a 6.81-inch diagonal with a QHD + resolution (1,440 x 3,200 pixels) and it is an AMOLED panel. As can be expected from a high-end phone, the screen has a high refresh rate of up to 120 Hz.
Internally, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro uses the same chipset as the Mi 11 – the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, with possibly 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage memory linked to it. The battery of Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Pro furthermore has almost the same 4,600 mAh capacity as in the Mi 11, and the wireless fast charging of the phone is said to have the same maximum speed: 50 watts. Wired charging could possibly be faster, with a maximum of 120 watts, but there is no consensus on that.
Mi 11 Pro launch
Xiaomi is expected to launch the Mi 11 Pro in February, right after the Chinese New Year. Whether this information is correct is not yet known: Xiaomi has not yet released a message about the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro. Prices of the device also remain unknown – is your opinion about the Mi 11 Pro? What must the device offer to become a success story? Let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article.