We thought the Xiaomi Mi 11 could be one of many greatest telephones of 2021, however we is perhaps unsuitable – as a result of the anticipated Xiaomi phone is perhaps out on the finish of 2020 as a substitute.
This comes from Digital Chat Station, a dependable leaker, posting on Chinese language social media platform Weibo. The submit accommodates a picture, supposedly of the Xiaomi Mi 11 and Mi 11 Professional, with the caption ‘see you on the finish of the 12 months’.
We already heard the Xiaomi Mi 11 is expected to have the Snapdragon 875 chipset, and that processor is launching in December – might the caption discuss with the Mi 11 coming in December, as a substitute of February as we anticipated?
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The picture reveals two telephones which can be actually distinct from the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro. What’s supposedly the Mi 11 has a display that is flat on the edge, not curved as within the Mi 10, and has a colourful pink energy button. As well as, the display cut-out for the selfie digital camera is not within the top-left however the top-middle.
The Mi 11 Professional picture does present curved edges, because the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Professional, and in addition the identical central cut-out of the Mi 11. There is not any seen quantity rocker, regardless of the Mi 10 Professional having it above the ability button. That might be on the opposite fringe of the cellphone, or perhaps there is a digital model in the same approach to the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
Basically, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Professional would not appear as if an enormous design enchancment over the Mi 10 Professional, and the bottom Mi 11 truly seems fairly boring in comparison with its predecessor, however we might see some new options, in addition to a extra aggressive value, to make up for it.
As with all pre-release leaks, although, take this with a pinch of salt. Nevertheless, with Xiaomi’s push in direction of extra flat-edge-screen telephones with the Mi 10T line, the Mi 11 change is sensible.
Taking the battle to Samsung
We won’t assist however take into consideration Samsung when viewing this leak.
The most important information of the previous couple of weeks was that the Samsung Galaxy S21 might be launching in mid-January. That is as a substitute of late February as we initially anticipated, and rumors steered this was so the corporate might higher rival the iPhone 12 and the Huawei P50, possible launching round April 2021.
Properly, it sounds just like the Xiaomi Mi 11 may steal the Galaxy S21’s thunder by way of early releases if it does come out round December. Folks searching for an amazing Android cellphone may discover the Mi 11 a more sensible choice, and a few folks might choose to not watch for Samsung in any respect.
The design of the telephones would not precisely dispel this thought – central punch-holes are one thing we see in lots of Samsung telephones, however not many from different corporations, and the selection between flat-edge or curved-edge cellphone echo the excellence between the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (flat-edge) or Galaxy S20 (curved-edge).
Early rumors level to the Galaxy S21 being fairly uninteresting, and a minor step up over the Galaxy S20, so if Xiaomi brings out some nice new smartphones it might rival Samsung’s high spot in our best phone rankings.
Nonetheless, there’s quite a bit we do not know concerning the Xiaomi Mi 11, so we do not know proper now if it is going to be a greater or worse purchase than the Galaxy S21. Rumors are actually ramping up of late although, so keep tuned for information on the telephones as we get it.