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Xiaomi Mi 11 goes global while offering studio-grade camera features and pro performance

Xiaomi just announced the global release of Mi 11, the latest flagship in its popular Mi smartphone lineup. Mi 11 is pack with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, 108MP triple rear camera, cinematic audio, and 50W wireless charging. 

Being the the first phone to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the chip helps Mi 11 to redefine flagship performance. The Snapdragon 888 is paired with Adreno 660 GPU, 6th generation Qualcomm AI engine and X60 modem – blending AI technology with lightning fast 5G connectivity.

Cooling performance is enhanced with the latest LiquidCool heat dissipation system. So, gaming and other high-capacity operations on Mi 11 is just a cool matter. Speaking of gaming, Xiaomi also announced they will be working with game producer MiHoYo, which is famous for ‘Genshin Impact’, to offer users a better and smoother gaming experience through deep strategic collaboration.

Mi 11 features a premium 120Hz 6.81” AMOLED DotDisplay, which offers WQHD+ ultra-high resolution, and 10-bit color technology. The display also offers Super Resolution technology, which upgrades low resolution videos to WQHD+ quality without the worry of increased data consumption. Along with the display, Harmon Kardon professionally tuned dual speakers will offer immersive audio experience and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protect the device from falls and drops. Mi 11 will uses dual anti-glare frosted finish that catches light, not fingerprints and comes with two color variants: Midnight Grey and Horizon Blue.

For cameras, Mi 11 has triple camera setup on the rear: 108MP wide-angle camera, 13MP ultra-wide angle camera and 5MP telemacro lens. On the front, a 20MP punch-hole front camera will do work for selfie photo and video calls. Xiaomi also glad to announced that Mi 11 has an improved night mode for three of its cameras: primary, ultra-wide, and front. Video night mode technology also comes to Mi 11 to offers RAW-level noise reduction for brighter night shooting. Six one-click AI cinema features make artsy shooting a breeze, from Parallel World – which duplicates and inverts your scene to give the appearance of a mirrored world – to Freeze Frame Video – which freezes and clones video frames to create the illusion that parts of your video are frozen in time. Real film buffs will appreciate the Magic Zoom mode, creating an illusion of the camera simultaneously zooming in and out of the scene, a trick originally popularized through thriller films.

Mi 11 now offers studio-level shooting control with its HDR10+ recording and new Pro Time-lapse mode, capable of adjusting shutter speed, ISO, aperture and EV to handle even the most challenging lighting situations. Last but not least for the camera features, AI Erase 2.0 which allows users to remove unwanted objects or lines from images with one simple click.

The UI on the Mi 11 will be using the latest MIUI 12.5. The new UI offers CPU usage reduction by up to 22% while power consumption lowered by up to 15%, ensuring frictionless performance and graphics.  Xiaomi also claimed that MIUI 12.5 allows screen gestures that will now be smoother than ever. In MIUI 12.5, gestures received a dedicated thread, making sure that no other tasks will interfere with them, and guaranteeing instant response. 

Another highlight of MIUI 12.5 is uninstallable system apps. The vast majority of apps in the new system can be uninstalled, while a small number of apps that are engraved in the system core can be hidden.  The first batch of devices will start receiving the MIUI 12.5 update in Q2, 2021, it will include: Mi 10T, Mi 10T Pro, Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, Mi 11. The second wave will include 11 more Xiaomi devices. The release schedule for other devices will be gradually published on MIUI.com.

Mi 11 comes in two storage variants: 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB with enhanced LPDDR5 3200MHz RAM + UFS 3.1 storage. Starting at €749 (equivalent to RM3,662, not official local price), Mi 11 will be available globally soon. 

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