Xiaomi discontinues the Mi 11 Ultra in India
Xiaomi's Mi 11 Ultra is an Android 'superphone' that served to buck the unbalanced camera-hump trend in 2021, possibly informing the design of subsequent flagships such as those of the new Pixel 6 series in the process. It has also helped propel its OEM to astronomical sales figures for its launch year. However, despite this, more this premium device is not coming back to one of the company's main markets.
The Ultra can hardly have proven unpopular in India, as its units have reportedly sold out at the arguably decent starting price of 69,999 INR (~US$934) since its July 2021 release in the country. However, Xiaomi has reportedly informed India Today Tech that it will not replenish its stock for the market.
Instead, Indian customers will have to wait until 2022 for its replacement in the top-end sector. The OEM did not specify which flagship this is to be, however. Going by the latest leaks, it may be a direct successor for the smartphone in question, slated for a re-brand as the "12 Ultra" and for improved camera prowess as well as the Snapdragon 898 platform.