New Mi 11T leak reveals lackluster camera hardware and a MediaTek chipset for Xiaomi's upcoming sub-premium phone
Over the past few weeks, multiple leaks have revealed tidbits about Xiaomi's upcoming sub-premium devices, the Mi 11T series. Most of those leaks have been positive, but the latest one yet could very well dampen the excitement of expectant fans.
According to new information from Xiaomiui, the Mi 11T, codenamed "Amber", will be powered by a MediaTek processor. Public opinion typically leans towards Qualcomm's Snapdragon series being better than MediaTek's offerings. As such, this is unlikely to thrill fans of the series, especially since the Mi 9T and Mi 10T were both equipped with Snapdragon chipsets.
Supposedly, the Mi 11T's main camera will be OmniVision's OV64B. Not a bad sensor per se but that's the same sensor used on the Redmi Note 10, and fans may have been expecting more powerful hardware. The 64 MP main camera will be joined by an IMX355 sensor behind an ultra-wide lens. The IMX355 is an 8 MP sensor from 2018 that was used on the Pixel 3's selfie camera. Hardly sensational. The third camera will be a 3x tele-macro shooter.
It appears Xiaomi will launch an identical device as the Redmi K40 Ultra in China. That device, codenamed "Agate", will offer the same hardware while replacing the 64 MP camera with a 108 MP HM2—the main sensor on the Redmi Note 10 Pro. The Redmi K40 Ultra will use the same software as the Mi 11T thanks to a shared chipset. The Redmi K30 Ultra was powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1000+, so we can expect both the Mi 11T and Redmi K40 Ultra to sport MediaTek's Dimensity 1200.