Every year Xiaomi offers affordable versions of its high-end smartphones. And usually there will be no exception in 2021.
In December, Xiaomi presented the Mi 11 in China. It’s one of the brand’s premium smartphones for 2021 and also the first device to use the Snapdragon 888 processor.
We’re still waiting for the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Lite
Normally, the manufacturer should also present the Mi 11 Pro and the Mi 11 Lite. And although the brand hasn’t released any official information yet, rumors of these two models are circulating on the Internet.
We mentioned the Mi 11 Pro in a previous article. And today we forwarded a post from the XDA site on the Mi 11 Lite.
Our colleagues state that they have determined that a new model, number M2101K9AG, has been certified by the American Telecommunications Authority, FCC. And by cross-checking with other sources, the site believes this is indeed the Mi 11 Lite.
XDA also states that this model will come with a 4,150mAh battery compatible with fast charging at 33W. The RAM storage would be 6 GB and the storage would be 64 GB or 128 GB. Rumor has it that the Mi 11 Lite wouldn’t be a 5G smartphone and could use a Snapdragon 730, 730G, or a Snapdragon 732. In any case, this would be a processor for mid-range smartphones.
In addition, it is possible that the Mi 11 Lite will be marketed under a different corporate brand in some countries: Poco.
A long awaited global presentation from Xiaomi fans
But at the moment these are just rumors, of course. And that’s why everything must still be viewed with extreme caution.
It is possible that we will learn more about the Mi 11 series when Xiaomi introduces its new premium smartphones worldwide. In fact, Xiaomi has currently only unveiled the Mi 11 (but not the Mi 11 Pro or the Mi 11 Lite) in China. Another presentation addressed to the rest of the world should allow us to know the prices and availability dates in Europe.
We will also know how Xiaomi intends to deal with the problem of the charger. In the Middle Kingdom, the brand followed in Apple’s footsteps and reduced the amount of electronic waste generated by their devices.
However, Xiaomi gave users a choice. There is a version of the Mi 11 that comes without a charger and another “bundle” version that comes with the accessories. And the price is the same.
Currently, rumors suggest that Samsung could take inspiration from Apple too. In any case, the Korean giant has already withdrawn the post on Facebook poking fun at the lack of a charger in the iPhone 12’s packaging.