The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra – The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra was introduced with attractive features such as a rear view viewfinder, the largest camera sensor and IP68 waterproof certification.
It has been three months since the introduction of the Xiaomi Mi 11 family of phones. But a few hours ago, the tallest member of this family was unveiled with attractive features and a fantastic camera.
Xiaomi Mi 11 is equipped with a camera that looks great both in terms of hardware and design. This is the first device to use the Samsung G2 50-megapixel camera sensor with a very large 1.1 / 12-inch body, 1.4um pixel size and the ability to split pixels into 2.8um to provide 12.5-megapixel photos. Xiaomi has also used a 48-megapixel ultra-wide sensor and a 48-megapixel sensor with 5x optical telephoto optical zoom. But along with these camera modules, Xiaomi has also used a small 1.1-inch display that allows the user to take selfies with the phone’s rear cameras.
The Mi 11 Ultra is very similar in design and dimensions to the regular version of this family. In fact, the rear camera module, thickness and weight will be the main difference between the two phones.
The Mi 11 Ultra, like its cheaper sibling, is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 chipset. Therefore, it can be expected that these two phones will have similar performance with each other as the powerful flagships of the Android world in 2021. Xiaomi says that this phone has also used the latest cooling solutions and a 5 watt thermal layer has been used inside this device.
This phone uses 12 GB of LPDDR5-6400 RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 memory. Another advanced part of this phone is the upgrade of Wi-Fi technology from Wi-Fi 6 to Wi-Fi 6E. While its 5G connectivity capabilities are similar to the regular Mi 11 model. There’s no 3.5mm jack on this phone, but its stereo speakers are tuned by Harman Kardon.
The front cover of this phone uses the same display as the original Mi 11 model. It has a 6.81-inch AMOLED display with QHD + resolution of 3200 x 1440 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate and variable refresh rate software technology that offers a great 480Hz sampling rate for low-delay touch input. Although it delivers excellent image quality, it is not the most energy-efficient display on the market and is not as efficient as LTPO displays on Samsung’s new handsets. However, this display is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus and is also compatible with HDR10 + technology. Meanwhile, the display of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra scored + A in the DisplayMate tests, which indicates its outstanding performance.
But the design of this phone is very beautiful and is very similar to the original version of Mi 11. The screen and body dimensions of this device are similar to the original Mi 11 version. The change that can be found is the thickness and weight of the phone. The body of this phone is 0.32 mm thicker, but still with a thickness of 8.38 mm, it is still not one of the very thick phones. Its weight has increased from 196 grams to 234 grams compared to the original model.
New battery technology
The weight of this device is due to the presence of a larger battery under the frame, which has now increased by 8.6% to 5000 mAh. Xiaomi says this is the first silicon-oxygen anode lithium battery, and one of the main reasons why the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra has a 67-watt charge capacity. This new anode technology causes the battery to deteriorate at a slower rate; All of this is on paper, though, and we still have doubts about how regular, fast charging at this rate affects battery life. The phone also supports 10 watt wireless reverse charging and you can also use it as a wireless power bank.
One of the highlights of this phone is its new rear dual camera. But the strangest feature of this camera system is not the camera itself. A small 1.1-inch OLED display with a resolution of 126 x 294 pixels is built into the rear cameras. This display is located on a very large camera bulge in the right corner of the camera. The user can use this small screen as a viewfinder for selfies with rear cameras. This makes selfies and photos much better than what the front-facing selfie camera takes.
The largest camera sensor on a mobile phone
But at the heart of this camera system is Samsung’s new GN2 camera sensor, which is also the largest camera sensor on the market at 1.12 inches. Of course, these dimensions are related to its optical format, and the physical dimensions of the sensor itself are 11.4 by 8.6 mm (radius 14.3 mm).
Compared to the previous two generations, this sensor has moved away from 108 megapixels and has reached 50 megapixels. The main pixel size of this sensor is 1.4um and it uses a Quad-Bayer color filter that by merging 4 pixels by 1 pixel can capture 12.5 megapixel images with a large pixel size of 2.8um. The pixel size of this new sensor is much larger than the Mi 11 and Mi 10 series last year, which recorded 27-megapixel photos with a pixel size of 1.6 / 1um. The GN2 is also the largest mobile camera sensor on the market.
The GN2 sensor is also the first sensor in the mobile world to offer new Dual Pixel Pro technology. This is the same Dual Pixel phase detection technology that was removed from the two sensors of Samsung’s previous 108-megapixel camera. The “Pro” section in the name of this sensor refers to the diagonal separation of the pixels. This new sensor enables phase detection at a 90 degree angle with DP arrangement and also improves autofocus speed.
Along with the main sensor, Xiaomi has also used a 48-megapixel telephoto module of 1.2-inch 0.8-inch with 5x optical zoom, which offers a focal length of 120 mm. This is similar to the camera configuration used in the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. The only difference is the use of an f / 1.4 lens on the Xiaomi phone instead of the f / 3.5 lens on the Samsung phone. The sensor also merges every 4 pixels into 1 pixel to provide 12-megapixel images.
Finally, a 48-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, similar to the telephoto sensor, is a 0.1-inch 0.8-pixel module that can capture 12-megapixel photos by merging 4 pixels by 1 pixel. This sensor offers a viewing angle of 128 degrees and has a focal length of 12 mm.
The camera system of this phone is capable of 8K video recording. In addition, all three cameras offer night mode for filming and photography in dark environments, especially at night.
All in all, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is the most modern and powerful smartphone with a new camera configuration, a small secondary display on the back cover, Wi-Fi 6E network technology, new battery technology and IP68 certification to protect against water, dust. Which Xiaomi introduces to the market.
Price of Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Xiaomi will launch its new Mi 11 Ultra in a configuration with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage, priced at € 1199.