The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite debuts with a 6.55-inch AMOLED display, a 6.81 mm thick chassis and up to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G SoC
Xiaomi was correct in saying today's launch would be a big one. Not only has the company announced the Mi 11 Pro, Mi 11 Ultra and the Mi Smart Band 6, but it has also announced two Mi 11 Lite smartphones. As expected, Xiaomi distinguishes these devices by marketing one as offering 5G connectivity. However, there is one major difference that provides the Mi 11 Lite 5G with its newer connection standard.
Surprisingly, the Mi 11 Lite contains Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 780G, a 5 nm SoC that has eight Kryo 670 CPU cores and an Adreno 642 GPU. The Snapdragon 780G also has a 5G modem, unlike the Snapdragon 732G in the standard Mi 11 Lite.
The differences end there though, as Xiaomi has equipped both devices with a 6.55-inch AMOLED display that operates at up to 90 Hz with a 240 Hz touch sampling rate. The large display sits within a 160.53 x 75.73 x 6.81 mm chassis, and is supported by a 4,250 mAh battery that both devices can recharge at up to 33 W. Incidentally, the Mi 11 Lite 5G weighs 2 g more than the 4G model, which tips the scales at just 157 g.
Additionally, both devices utilise identical 64 MP primary cameras, along with 8 MP ultra-wide-angle sensors and 5 MP macro cameras. Xiaomi has equipped the Mi 11 Lite series with 20 MP front-facing cameras, too.
The Mi 11 Lite 4G starts at €299 with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Xiaomi will also the device in 6 GB/128 GB and 8 GB/128 GB configurations, and in Bubblegum Blue, Peach Pink and Boba Black. Meanwhile, the Mi 11 Lite 5G will be available from €369 in Truffle Black, Citrus Yellow and Mint Green with 128 GB of storage and 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM.