The Xiaomi Mi 11i launches as a new global Redmi K40 Pro Plus variant
Xiaomi has been slated to launch the Pro and Ultra variants of the Mi 11 for quite some time prior to its latest multi-product launch event. However, it has managed to spring more of a surprise on us after all. The OEM asserts that the new 11i retains a lot of its flagship sibling's design language, albeit with tweaks that give it more of a mid-range appeal.
To this end, it still has a 108MP ISOCELL HM2 main sensor, found in a large camera hump dominated by prominent silver rings. The high-end shooter is joined by 8MP ultra-wide and 5MP telemacro cameras in the Mi 11i.
On the other side, the phone rocks a display made of Samsung E4 AMOLED boasting potential advantages such as a 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch-sampling rate and up to 1300 nits of brightness. Then again, the screen does not integrate a fingerprint sensor: it has migrated to the side of the Mi 11i and lives within the power button instead.
Eagle-eyed Mi Fans may already have worked out that this looks an awful lot like the K40 Pro+, Redmi's new Snapdragon 888-powered, 4520mAh flagship phone. However, while this Mi 11i does have this same top-end SoC (and battery capacity), it swaps the Plus model's 12GB of RAM for 8GB instead.
This tweak has conferred a starting price of €649 (~US$763) on the Mi 11i for a 128GB internal storage SKU (with no mention of microSD card support), or €699 (~$822) for a 256GB top-end unit. The Xiaomi Mi 11i will be available through a range of platforms, including Amazon, Saturn and MediaMarkt, soon.