Xiaomi has been teasing their 11T Pro and 11T on social media a fair bit recently, and today at a physical event in London, they introduced the two new flagship devices alongside a selection of other products.
The main attraction of the event was the Xiaomi 11T Pro, this is the more conventional flagship compared to the more daring Mi Mix Alpha and Mi Mix Fold devices that capture headlines.
Xiaomi has equipped the 11T Pro with a 120Hz 6.67” flat AMOLED display which is capable of displaying over 1 billion colours. The resolution is FHD+ with 2400 x 1080 pixels in a 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+ support and is covered in Corning Gorilla Glass Victus which should give it drop protection of up to 2m.
The display has TrueColor support which means that it has been colour calibrated by Xiaomi engineers to ensure that the colours shown on screen are as accurate as possible compared to what your eyes see. Displaymate have given this an A+ rating which is their highest alongside the 11T Pro beating or matching display test bests across 14 categories.
The 11T Pro is powered by a 5nm Snapdragon 888 SoC with support for 5G in both of the SIM card slots. This makes it one of the most powerful smartphones currently available on the market. You can pair this with a combination of 8GB RAM with either 128GB or 256GB of storage.
A 5000mAh battery has been embedded into the chassis which on its own is fairly standard, however Xiaomi has also paired this with a brand-new charging technology, Xiaomi HyperCharge 120W. This super-fast charging allows you to get from an empty battery to 100% full in just 17 minutes which is potentially a world record in terms of speed.
It doesn’t just do this speed at a rapid speed, it does so in a safe manner. There are 34 battery charging safety features built into the phone including a dual charge pump which adjusts the voltage and amperage to ensure that the best charging speed can be maintained whilst minimising the battery temperature.
Xiaomi has also ensured they have obtained the TÜV Rheinland Safe Fast-Charge System Certification which allows them to state that the battery will maintain 80% battery health after 800 cycles however it is not clear whether this is using the included power adapter. The battery has also been tested to charge correctly in temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius.
The HyperCharge 120W power adapter is included inside the box and Xiaomi made a point about stating how you can take a single charger to power your phone, laptop, headphones and tablet. From the other initial coverage of the device, it seems like this is a type C to type A cable similar to many other proprietary fast charging solutions compared to USB PD which relies on USB C on both ends (but is much slower than this).
There are dual stereo speakers at both the top and bottom of the phone and these are larger than the previous generation models to allow for better reproduction. They have been positioned in a way that stop them from being easily blocked when using the phone in landscape orientation (but only one way round).
These speakers have been tuned by Harmon/Kardon which is now owned by Samsung so it seems a little strange that Xiaomi have been able to secure this certification as I thought that similar to how Beats has stopped providing their branding to device manufacturers after being bought by Apple. This tuning is shown by a sticker on the top of the phone next to the speaker grills.
Dolby Atomos and Dolby Vision certification is also present on the phone alongside the HDR10+ support which enables Xiaomi to be able to present this as a powerful media creation and consumption device.
Moving onto the camera setup, there is a trio of cameras on the rear of the phone. The primary camera is a 108MP sensor that is a core part of the Cinemagic effect provided by these devices. The essence of Cinemagic is so that the average phone user can produce Cinematic Magic with just the smartphone in their pocket. The primary sensor is paired with a 120° ultra-wide angle and 2x telemacro camera which allows you to get macro photos from slightly further away. The main sensor is capable of recording up to 8K video which puts it in line with Samsungs S21 Ultra.
The Xiaomi 11T only has a few differences in comparison to the 11T Pro, the chassis is basically identical (and from my hands on – both are incredibly light but the backs are fingerprint magnets) with the key differences being internal. The processor on the 11T is the MediaTek Dimensity 1200-Ultra SoC which is based on a 6nm process. The last key difference is the charging speed, the 11T is only able to charge at 67W and this is classified as a turbo charge – I say only as the 67W is almost half of the 11T Pro’s maximum speed but in comparison to the competition this is still ridiculously fast. The phone can be charged up to 100% in just 36 minutes from empty.
In the UK, the Xiaomi 11T Pro and Xiaomi 11T will come in three stylish colours; Meteorite Gray, Moonlight White and Celestial Blue. The Xiaomi 11T Pro will go on-sale from 24th September whilst the Xiaomi 11T will go on-sale from 8th October.
Xiaomi 11T Pro Pricing:
8GB+128GB – RRP £599
8GB+256GB – RRP £649
Xiaomi 11T Pricing:
8GB+128GB – RRP £499
8GB+256GB – RRP £549
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