Leaked Xiaomi Mi 11 photos affirm odd camera design as 5,000 mAh batteries are confirmed for the Mi 11 series
It has only been a day or so since a closeup photo of the Mi 11 series emerged, but now three others have appeared. The original source of the photos remains unclear, although multiple websites have sought to take credit for them. Tech in Deep has claimed ownership by applying watermarks to the images, for example, although Russian website MobilTelefon has published watermark-free versions.
Correspondingly, we imagine that the original source is neither of these websites, and may be an account on Weibo, or an equivalent. The odd angles in which the device has been held suggests that the photos are staged, at any rate. The design of the device matches previously leaked photos of what is being called the Mi 11 series.
Clearly, Xiaomi only wants to show the back of whatever device it is, currently. From what we can tell, the so-called Mi 11 or Mi 11 Pro has two rear-facing cameras, along with what looks like two LED flashes or an LED flash and a ToF camera. The silver ring around one lens should denote that it is the primary camera, which is rumoured to be Samsung's 108 MP ISOCELL Bright HM3. Apparently, this sensor will also grace the Galaxy S21 Ultra that is arriving on January 14.
The photos tally with a case design of the Mi 11, which leaked last week. Renders of another device, supposedly the Mi 11 Pro, were published too - we have included these below. These renders lead us to believe that the latest trio of photos is of the Mi 11 and not the Mi 11 Pro, but we could be wrong.
Nonetheless, the 3C has revealed that Xiaomi has certified BM24 and BM25 batteries. As we have previously reported, the certifications state that the batteries have a capacity of 2,390 mAh and 2,485 mAh, respectively. However, Xiaomi will equip two BM24 and BM25 batteries in the Mi 11 series that will yield capacities of 4,920 mAh and 5,120 mAh. We do not know at this stage which Mi 11 device will include which battery, but both will be improvements on the batteries in the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro.