Xiaomi officiates the release date of its next top of the range: here's when it comes out and what Xiaomi Mi 11 looks like.
Just mark these three numbers: 28, 12, 888. Those are the numbers of the Xiaomi Mi 11, which arrives on the market on December 28, 2020, will be the first smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC and will be the first true top of the range of 2021, ahead of Samsung Galaxy S21 by a few days. The first taste, that is, of what awaits us in the high end of the smartphone market for the next twelve months.
The date of December 28 is official, because it was communicated by the same Xiaomi on the Chinese social Weibo and on its site showing the muscles and positioning itself as the first global company able to bring to market a device with Snapdragon 888. An achievement, but also a big responsibility since the platform is new and, by necessity, the first smartphones with SD 888 are unlikely to be fully optimized. But Xiaomi bets on the time factor and to all those who can not wait to get their hands on a phone equipped with the latest chip from Qualcomm. Whose performance, it seems, are really interesting.
Xiaomi Mi 11 , what it will look like
The heart of the Xiaomi Mi 11 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC clocked at 2.80 GHz, made with 5 nm manufacturing process, flanked by 12 GB of RAM. The display will be curved in the Pro version and flat in the normal one (same choice as Samsung Galaxy S21) and with a hole in the top left, to accommodate the front camera.
The expected size is 6.8 inches and the resolution of 3,200×1440 pixels, while the brightness should touch a very high peak: 1.500 nits.
The rear camera department is dominated by a large 108 MP main lens, a slightly smaller secondary lens and a third sensor near the LED flash, all encased in a bumper slightly protruding from the rear shell.
Connectivity will obviously be 5G, while the battery will be no less than 4,500 mAh, but it's not yet clear how fast charging will be.
Xiaomi Mi 11, how powerful will it be
Everyone can't wait to get their hands on the Xiaomi Mi 11 especially since it's the first production smartphone equipped with Snapdragon 888. The Mi 11, therefore, is the first test bed for the performance of Qualcomm's new SoC.
On Geekbench the first benchmarks of this smartphone have already appeared and the results are great: 1135 in single core and 3642 in multi core. Currently the best results on Geekbench are recorded by the OnePlus 8, with 886 in single core and 3199 in multicore.