Xiaomi officially retired the flagship Mi 11 smartphone in December 2020, but the phone went on sale in China this month. The Mi 11 marks several firsts, but the most important is the first smartphone powered by Snapdragon 888. Xiaomi has not announced the Mi 11 Pro but as a priority there is a Pro version for its flagship models. Although the release date of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro is unknown, popular tipster Digital Chat Stationhad hinted that the Pro model would be launched after the Chinese Spring Festival. Right now, a set of renderings that are said to be the Mi 11 Pro have been leaking online.
Alleged renditions of the Mi 11 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro will likely have several similarities to the vanilla Mi 11, but with some upgrades. The reports show that the device will be available in blue and silver, but what is most notable is the design of the rear camera refreshed. The camera occupies a larger island than that of the Mi 11 and that’s because there’s a fourth sensor on board. One of the sensors appears to be a periscope lens and the 120x inscription on the case suggests that the device will be capable of 120x digital zoom, just like the Mi 10 Ultra.
For reference, the Huawei P30 Pro is capable of 50x zoom including the moon shot and the release has received rave reviews since its release. However, the same cannot be said for the 120x zoom of the Mi 10 Ultra. Our review of the 10th anniversary flagship didn’t really reveal any dramatic performance for the 120x digital zoom.
The other features included on the islet of the camera include an equivalent focal length of 35mm to 12mm for ultra-wide camera, while the periscope passes to 120 mm. One of the other shooters will likely be the exact same 108 MP sensor as the Mi 11’s, while the latest camera could be a 2x or 3x telephoto lens for smoother zoom.
The renderings did not include the design before, but the Mi 11 Pro would have the same display design as the Vanilla Mi 11. pixels, 120Hz refresh rate, 480Hz touch sample rate, and 1500 nits peak brightness.
We cannot tell if this rendering is real or false. Already, a source on an unofficial Xiaomi / MIUI news channel on Telegram claims this is false. Although this is an unverified claim, we advise you to take this leak with a pinch of salt.