The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is the phone with the largest camera sensor so far
There is a mini screen on the back that can be used as a viewfinder
Xiaomi has just officially introduced the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra. As can be guessed from the name, this is the most flagship smartphone Xiaomi has made so far. When compared to Mi 11, there is a huge difference in the camera sector.
So let’s just discuss the thing that the Mi 11 Ultra stands out for most, namely the camera. This phone is the first to use the Samsung ISOCELL GN2 sensor on the main camera. No kidding, the physical size of this 50-megapixel sensor is enormous at 1 / 1.12 inch, and by utilizing the four pixel-binning technique, the individual pixel size is also very large at 2.8 µm.
Long story short, this is the camera sensor with the largest physical size you can find on a smartphone so far. In order for maximum and reliable performance, this sensor also supports features such as Smart ISO Pro and Dual Pixel Pro. On the Mi 11 Ultra, the sensor is paired with an f / 2.0 lens that supports OIS technology as well as laser autofocus.
The remaining two cameras are no less impressive, and both are armed with a 48-megapixel sensor (Sony IMX586), which is quite large in physical size (1/2 inch) for secondary and tertiary camera sizes. One is juxtaposed with an ultra-wide f / 2.2 lens which has a 128 ° field of view and can lock focus from a very close distance for macro photography, the other with an f / 4.1 periscope lens that offers 5x optical zoom and 10x hybrid zoom (and 120x). digital zoom ).
What might be the question is, if there are only three rear cameras, why does the module have to be that big? Is it limited to decoration like the Poco M3? It was not. If we observe, to the right of the LED flash there is an extra small screen, to be precise an AMOLED panel measuring 1.1 inches with a resolution of 126 x 294 pixels.
Apart from being able to display a number of indicators and notifications, the mini screen can of course also be used as a viewfinder when taking a selfie using the rear camera. You can imagine how easy it is to take group selfies using this cellphone, especially considering that the ultra-wide camera is equipped with a fairly special sensor, which in practice is more often used for the main camera than the secondary camera.
The three rear cameras can both be used to record 8K 24 fps resolution video, not just the main camera. Support for the Night Mode feature is also fully available in all three.
Screen and specifications
Moving on to the front, the Mi 11 Ultra packs a 6.81-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 3200 x 1440 pixels. The screen has a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a touch sampling rate of 480 Hz, while the maximum brightness level is 1,700 nits. HDR10 + and Dolby Vision certifications have been pocketed, and Xiaomi didn’t forget to cover it with Gorilla Glass Victus glass.
Even though taking a selfie using the rear camera on this smartphone is easy thanks to the mini screen earlier, Xiaomi still equipped it with a 20-megapixel f / 2.2 front camera. For activities such as video calls, of course, it is much more comfortable to use the front camera and main screen than the one on the back.
As for performance, nothing too surprising here. The Mi 11 Ultra comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset like many other flagship smartphones launched so far. What may be somewhat unique is its three-phase cooling system, which claims to have twice the heat dissipation compared to the built-in processor system.
Completing the specifications is LPDDR5 RAM with a choice of 8 GB or 12 GB capacity, UFS 3.1 internal storage of 256 GB or 512 GB, and a battery with a capacity of 5,000 mAh. This battery is quite special because besides being large, it supports fast charging with a maximum output of 67 W, either using a cable or wirelessly.
You read that right, the wireless charging speed of the Mi 11 Ultra is exactly the same as the wired charging, and charging from 0 – 100% only takes about 36 minutes on this phone. Even more interesting, the Mi 11 Ultra comes in a box that is also equipped with a 67W charger. What is not included in the sales package is the wireless charger.
All of these components are packaged in a premium body whose back is made of ceramic material and are overall waterproof and dust resistant with IP68 certification. At the top and bottom, we can also find a pair of stereo speakers that have been tuned by Harman Kardon.
Apart from China, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is also confirmed to be present in the global market. In China, the cheapest variant (8GB / 256GB) sells for 6,000 yuan, while the most expensive variant (12GB / 512GB) is priced at 7,000 yuan. The available color choices are simple, namely black or white.