Xiaomi announces the Mi 11 ahead of tipped January launch; to feature the new Snapdragon 888
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Xiaomi will release the Mi 11 series as the direct successors to the critically acclaimed Mi 10 series. That has been known for a while now but the company officially announced the next-generation flagship phone earlier today.
Following the unveiling of the Snapdragon 888, Qualcomm's latest flagship mobile chipset, Xiaomi confirmed that it will release the Mi 11 in the near future and that the phone would be among the first to be powered by the new Snapdragon 888. That's about par, of course, as Xiaomi has strong ties with Qualcomm and usually leads the race for the adoption of new Qualcomm silicon.
It's unknown when the Mi 11 will be released but word on the grapevine currently leans towards a January launch. It appears most OEMs may launch their new devices around the same window, rather than in February as has been traditional for a while now.
While there's no concrete information about the details of the Mi 11 series, reports indicate that the more powerful—and, of course, more expensive—Mi 11 Pro will offer a quad-curved QHD+ AMOLED display. That would be a first for Xiaomi and would be strong evidence of the company's plans to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S21 series.
Let's hear what our Founder, Chairman, and CEO @Leijun has to say about the new powerful #Snapdragon888 and our upcoming flagship #Mi11! #InnovationForEveryone #SnapdragonSummit pic.twitter.com/amnj4CN7D6— Xiaomi (@Xiaomi) December 1, 2020