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Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro leak outlines camera specifications and back panel design

It seems that a periscope camera may be headed to the Mi 11 Pro, along with the 50 MP ISOCELL GN2. (Image source: Weibo)
It seems that a periscope camera may be headed to the Mi 11 Pro, along with the 50 MP ISOCELL GN2. (Image source: Weibo)
According to a new leak, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro will feature a periscope camera and Samsung's new 50 MP ISOCELL GN2 camera. The Mi 11 Pro will be capable of up to 50x zoom, too.

The Mi 11 may already be here, but we are yet to see Xiaomi release Pro or Ultra models. There are have plenty of leaks about both models though, including a video that showcased two Mi 11 Ultra prototype handsets. Now, an account on Weibo claims to have revealed the Mi 11 Pro's back panel. While the shell of an upcoming smartphone may be interesting in itself, the leak offers up several details about the Mi 11 Pro.

Xiaomi has created six colour variants of the Mi 11, including a vegan leather variant. It looks like Xiaomi plans to release the Mi 11 Pro in equivalent colourways too, albeit with a deep blue version. Additionally, there could be two vegan leather options with the Mi 11 Pro, as the black shell appears to have a texture to it that would be consistent with that material type.

Moreover, the shells have a large camera housing that contains three cut-outs of various sizes. Speculatively, we reckon that the squircle hole denotes a periscope lens and the smaller circular hole an ultra-wide-angle camera. According to the text on the housing, the Mi 11 Pro should offer a 16-125 mm equivalent focal length and up to 50x zoom. The latter will be, undoubtedly, digital zoom and not optical. The fourth cut out next to the camera housing could be for a fourth rear-facing camera, although we suspect that Xiaomi will use this for an LED flash or two. 

The reference to 50 MP implies that Xiaomi has equipped the device with Samsung's ISOCELL GN2 too, in our opinion. Last week, Ice Universe revealed that the new sensor would debut on the Mi 11 Ultra while making no mention of it heading to the Mi 11 Pro. The recent hands-on leak of the former confirms that these shells are for a device other than the Mi 11 Ultra, though. Hence, it seems that Xiaomi will use the Samsung GN2 in two upcoming flagship smartphones. It is unclear when Xiaomi will announce either the Mi 11 Pro or the Mi 11 Ultra, though.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-02-28 (Update: 2021-02-28)