Xiaomi Mi 11: no Ultra version, Pro+ arrives

New rumors about the top versions of the new Xiaomi Mi 11: the Ultra version will not be made, replaced by a Pro+ version featuring an advanced camera and more RAM

For Xiaomi Mi 11 5G it's time for variations on the theme. The family of the smartphone of the Chinese company may soon expand with two other models based on the basic version of the series, or Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro 5G and Pro + 5G, appeared on the net unofficially through the data sheets that would bring some of the special features.

Based on the information disseminated and according to the first previews, the rumors regarding the Ultra version of the latest smartphone from Xiaomi house would therefore be denied. With two Pro versions, if the rumors were obviously confirmed, Mi 11 5G should have filled the box of upgrades of the device presented last December 28 and available for purchase worldwide from today. The two models, according to the data sheets, include some interesting improvements over the already full-bodied basic version, helping to raise the level of the proposal of Xiaomi increasingly oriented towards high-end products.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro 5G, probable technical characteristics and price

Repared to the starting model, Xiaomi 11 Pro 5G would retain the processor and the screen. However, it is important to note that these are two top choices: the Xiaomi Mi 11 mounts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC and a 6.81-inch QHD+ Amoled display manufactured by Samsung, with 120 Hz refresh rate and 480 Hz touch sampling.

A change, however, are battery and camera. It increases the capacity of the former, going from 4600 mAh to 5000 mAh and support for wired fast charging via USB Type-C, while the latter retains the three-lens format, but changing the sensors. For the Pro 5G, the choice would involve on a Sony GN2 with OIS with 50 MP (instead of 108, as for Mi 11 5G), a Sony IMX586/598 with 48 MP and a third, still Sony, always 48 MP but with 5x optical zoom and 120x hybrid. The front camera, however, should reach 20 MP.

Complete the equipment the NFC sensor, the fingerprint reader integrated into the display, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, infrared and the audio system signed Harman Kardon. The weight is 220 grams (24 more than Xiaomi Mi 11) and the dimensions touch 164.3 x 74.6 x 9.0 mm (1 mm more in thickness). On the price, leaks report 4999 Yuan (about 640 euros) for the version with 8GB of RAM and 256 storage space, or 5399 Yuan (about 690 euros) for the one with 12 GB of RAM and equal internal memory.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro+ 5G, probable specs and price

For the Pro+ 5G version of the Xiaomi Mi 11, however, the manufacturer has focused on an upgraded camera. The rear module would go from 3 to 4 lenses, keeping the first two sensors and replacing the third with a 48 MP one equipped with 10x optical zoom, higher than the Mi 11 Pro 5G, and adding a fourth 12 MP and 2x optical zoom for portrait mode. News there would also be for the front camera that, for the occasion, would come to 32 MP.

Although this is the substantial difference between the two models, to this are added other small variations on the theme. They range from Quick Charge 5.0 support to IP68 certification. The weight increases slightly, reaching 230 grams, while the dimensions grow but almost imperceptibly 164.3 x 74.6 x 9.5 mm. What changes, in a clear way, is the price: for 8GB of RAM and 256 of internal memory you could get to 5599 Yuan (about 720 euros) while it touches the 5999 Yuan (about 770 euros) the model with 12GB of RAM and the same storage space.

These, however, will be the prices charged in China. We already know that in Europe the Xiaomi Mi 11 range will arrive with much higher prices.