Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Ultra is finally going on sale in India in limited quantities. The company had announced its latest flagship smartphone all the way back in March, but it’s been near-impossible to buy one outside of China ever since.
Xiaomi has stepped its foot in the ultra-premium smartphone market. A company once known to offer budget and mid-range smartphones has, over the years, expanded its offering gradually in the premium and ultra-premium segments.
Mi 11 Ultra Xiaomi’s most expensive smartphone
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra smartphone is one of the best cameraphones of 2021, but Indian fans still cannot experience the device over 2 months after its debut in the country. However, the wait is almost over, as the company has opened registrations for a limited quantity sale.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra India launch is getting closer now. The company has announced that its latest flagship smartphone will launch in India on July 7. If you are looking for the Mi 11 Ultra India price and other launch details, here’s everything you need to know.
To recap, the Mi 11 Ultra is Xiaomi’s latest high-end flagship smartphone with cutting-edge hardware and the latest software. Its primary highlight is the camera, which has received the highest-ever DxOMark rating of 143 points – the best for any smartphone launched to date
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra India price could start around ₹66,000 if the phone’s pricing in China is anything to go by.
|Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra variant||Price in China||Approx. in India|
|8GB + 256GB||CNY 5,999||₹66,400|
|12GB + 256GB||CNY 6,499||₹72,000|
|12GB + 512GB||CNY 6,999||₹77,500|
Based on China pricing, the Mi 11 Ultra could be the most expensive Xiaomi smartphone to launch in India.
Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Ultra Key Specifications
|Processor||Flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5nm power-efficient |
manufacturing process CPU: Qualcomm® Kryo™ 680, up to 2.84GHz, with Arm Cortex-X1 technology GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 660 GPU AI: 6th Gen AI Engine Snapdragon X60 5G modem
|Storage & RAM||12GB+256GB LPDDR5 + UFS 3.1|
|Dimensions||Height: 164.3mm Width: 74.6mm Thickness: 8.38mm Weight: 234g|
|Display||Quad-curved display WQHD+ 17.29cm (6.81) AMOLED DotDisplay |
3200×1440, 515 PPI Aspect ratio: 20:9 Contrast ratio: 5,000,000:1 Color gamut: DCI-P3 Brightness: HBM 900 nits (typ), 1700 nits peak brightness (typ) HDR 10+ Refresh rate: 120Hz AdaptiveSync display: 30Hz/60Hz/90Hz/120Hz Touch sampling rate: up to 480Hz 1.07 billion colors AI display Supports sunlight display 3.0 SGS Eye Care Display Certification
|Rear Camera||50MP wide-angle camera |
48MP ultra-wide-angle camera
48MP telephoto camera
|Front Camera||20MP in-display selfie camera Front camera photography features|
|Battery||5000mAh battery (typ) / 4900 mAh（min）|
|Audio||Hi-Res & Hi-Res Wireless Audio | Harman Kardon|
|Video||Supports HDR display when playing HDR10 video content, HDR 10+, Dolby Vision|
|Operating System||MIUI 12* based on Android 11|
|Package Contents||Mi 11 Ultra / Adapter / Protective Case / USB Type-C Cable /|
Type-C to 3.5 mm Headphone Adapter/SIM Eject Tool / User Guide &
The Mi 11 Ultra’s primary selling point is its camera prowess. It features a triple camera setup on the back, with a 50MP camera with the 1/1.12-inch Samsung GN2 sensor – the biggest this year so far. This allows the phone to capture a lot more light and data when compared to other phones with smaller sensors, resulting in better image quality.
Apart from this, the Mi 11 Ultra has a 48MP ultra wide-angle camera and a 48MP telephoto camera, both with Sony IMX 586 sensor. Other features include optical image stabilization (OIS), 1,920 fps ultra-slow motion video recording, and 120x zoom. In addition, it has a 20MP selfie camera.
Xiaomi’s latest flagship is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, paired with up to 12GB of RAM and a whopping 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Other features include an in-display fingerprint sensor, dual speakers, and audio tuned by Harman Kardon.
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The Bottom Line
The Mi 11 Ultra itself starts at Rs. 69,999 (~$940) in India. Xiaomi hasn’t said how long the gift cards will be available, how many phones it’ll make available for purchase, or when they’ll ship, but it’s describing the release as a “limited-quantity sale.”
Xiaomi’s key selling point for the Mi 11 Ultra over its (perfect) non-ultra sibling is an all-new camera system. The main camera has a large 1/1.12-inch 50-megapixel sensor, and there are also 48-megapixel ultrawide and telephoto modules. All of this is housed in a gigantic camera bump complete with a secondary OLED screen that can serve as a viewfinder.
All things said, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is an expensive phone. However, you get the best value for what you pay for and are unlikely to get disappointed. It is the company’s first attempt in the ultra-premium segment. Safe to say, Xiaomi has certainly hit a home run with the Mi 11 Ultra.