First Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra teasers confirm the approaching launch of new Xiaomi flagship smartphones
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Xiaomi has put paid to speculation about the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra, following months of speculation about both devices. Now, the company has revealed that the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra do exist and that they will be arriving on March 29. So far, Xiaomi has only explicitly confirmed that both devices would launch in China. However, it has strongly hinted on its Twitter account that it plans to sell the Mi 11 Ultra in multiple markets. So far, we have only seen a certification for the global Mi 11 Ultra, which may explain why Xiaomi has not teased the release of the Mi 11 Pro globally, too.
The company's Weibo channel has revealed the Mi 11 Pro's retail box too, which looks thick enough to contain a charger. If previous leaks are correct, then the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra will feature a Snapdragon 888 SoC, and a large AMOLED display that can operate at up to 120 Hz. The pair are also expected to utilise Samsung's new ISOCELL GN2, a 50 MP camera with a 1/1.12-inch sensor and a 1.4 um pixel width. Incidentally, Samsung claims that the ISOCELL GN2 can upscale to 100 MP.
According to unconfirmed reports, the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra have an image signal processor (ISP) that has been explicitly developed for Xiaomi. Both may have a secondary display too, the utility of which we are yet to be convinced about. There is no word yet on the prices or configurations or either device, but we imagine that Xiaomi will position the Mi 11 Ultra as a competitor to the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Samsung's latest flagship launched for US$1,199, so we suspect that the Mi 11 Ultra will come in at around that price.