Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra price in India, specs and availability

The Mi 11 Ultra is now official in India. Launched alongside the new Mi 11X series, the Mi 11 Ultra will play with the big boys and show the world that it can make one of the best smartphones, even in the super-premium segment. The Mi 11 Ultra is also surprisingly lower than anticipated. 

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra aims to take on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and the OnePlus 9 Pro, with incredible specifications such as a giant 50MP camera, 120x zoom, a Dolby Vision display, 67W fast charging, a secondary display, larger battery and a lot more. The company calls this a Super phone. 

In 2020, Xiaomi announced its entry into the premium segment with the launch of the Mi 10 in India. With the Mi 11 Ultra, it will take things up a notch by offering a “co compromises” smartphone.

Here’s everything we know about the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra in India.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? Xiaomi's most premium consumer phone
  • When is it out? April 23, 2021
  • How much will it cost? Rs 69,999

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra price in India and launch date

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12+256GB: Rs 69,999

The Mi 11 Ultra is poised to be Xiaomi's most expensive smartphone to date, with a price tag of Rs 69,999. The Indian price is also slightly lower than expected and matches the OnePlus 9 Pro and Vivo X60 Pro Plus pricing while undercutting the Galaxy S21 Ultra. 

The Mi 11 Ultra will be available in sole 12+256GB variant in India and the sale date is yet to be announced. 

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra design and display

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The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra has a 6.81-inch AMOLED screen with a 3200 x 1440 resolution, 1700 nits max brightness, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch input rate and 20:9 aspect ratio. It seems the screen is the same as on the Mi 11, but with a higher max brightness and lower touch input rate.

But wait - there's a second screen! It's on the back, by the rear camera bump. This isn't a Nubia Z20 situation where there are two main displays though - this rear panel is a 1.1-inch AMOLED screen with 126 x 294 resolution and 450 nits max brightness.

It's used mainly for notifications and reminders when the phone is face-down, but can be used as a viewfinder for pictures too, if you want to use the main cameras to take a picture of yourself.

The phone is pretty big, with dimensions of 164.3 x 74.6 x 8.38mm and a weight of 234g - the biggest part is the rear camera bump though, which sticks out loads. The handset has IP68 protection and comes in black or white versions.

There's a USB-C port here but no 3.5mm headphone jack, as well as an IR blaster which most Xiaomi phones have.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra cameras and battery life

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There's a hearty 166MP worth of cameras here, though unlike on most premium Xiaomi handsets, there's no 108MP main camera here.

On the back we've got a 50MP f/1.12 main camera, 48MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera with 128-degree field-of-view, and 48MP telephoto camera for 5x digital, 10x optical and 120x digital zoom. That's a high-res triple threat that should take great pictures.

There's also a 20MP selfie camera on the front. What's the point of having a front camera, if the rear display means you can use those super-cameras for selfies too? We've no idea.

Xiaomi says there's 8K video recording here on both the main and telephoto lenses - so perhaps zoom shooting is a thing here. There could be more fun photography modes too, as Xiaomi typically introduces new ones on its handsets.

The battery is 5,000mAh, which is pretty big but is likely necessary for that huge, high-res display. The device supports 67W wired as well as wireless fast charging which can take the device from 0-100% in just 36 minutes. However, due to some constraints, Xiaomi is providing a 55W fast charger in the box in India for now. The Mi 11 Ultra also supports 10W reverse wireless charging and 5W wired reverse charging. 

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra performance and software

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra uses the top-power Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset as well as 12GB RAM, so it should be really powerful - but we'll need to test it to be sure.

The phone has dual speakers tuned by Harman Kardon, like the Mi 11, which should make it sound good for games, streaming and playing music out loud, if its audio performance matches the vanilla phone.

In terms of software, Xiaomi puts its MIUI 12 Android 'fork' over stock Android, which brings a few function changes to the standard Android playbook.

This is also a 5G phone, so you'll be able to connect to the next-gen data network whenever it rolls out where you live.

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