The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G may be on the verge of entering the fray with an OLED screen, a Snapdragon 775G SoC, a 64 MP camera and a 5x zoom lens
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The well-known Chinese leaker Digital Chat Station claims that Xiaomi is working on a new mid-range smartphone, and one that is near release. Digital Chat Station did not state what Xiaomi has called the device, although MyFixGuide believes it will be the Mi 11 Lite 5G.
Regardless, the device will feature an SM7350 - the codename for the Snapdragon 775G. In September, Roland Quandt claimed that the Snapdragon 775G would be a 'rather massive upgrade' over the current Snapdragon 765G, not least because testing platforms have paired the SoC with 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 256 GB of UFS 3.1 flash storage and a 120 Hz display. There is no guarantee that OEMs will equip devices with these components, but it may indicate what the Snapdragon 775G will support.
Digital Chat Station adds that the mid-range device will have an OLED screen, albeit one with a punch hole for a single front-facing camera. Moreover, the device is expected to feature a 64 MP primary camera, and a sensor capable of 5x zoom. Mention of the latter implies that the device will have a periscope lens, in our opinion.
Ultimately, Xiaomi may release the mystery mid-range device under its Redmi brand. However, there have been many Redmi K40 series leaks of late, so Digital Chat Station's mention of a new mid-range device has us thinking that it will be a Mi or Mi Note handset, instead.