Xiaomi has unveiled the latest addition to its flagship Xiaomi Mi line of smartphones. The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra features an in-display fingerprint sensor, a Snapdragon 888 processor, and 256 GB of storage and 12 GB of RAM.
However, the phone’s most unique features are located on the back of the device. The Mi 11 Ultra has a massive 1/1.12-inch camera sensor, allowing the phone to take in more light and take better pictures in virtually any environment. The camera array includes a 50 MP main sensor, a 48 MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 48 MP telephoto sensor, in addition to a 20 MP front camera.
The back of the phone also comes with a 1.1-inch AMOLED display. The rear display can be used to mirror the larger screen on the front of the phone, though the small size limits its appeal for regular application purposes. Instead, the screen is designed primarily to help with selfies and notifications, and to provide people with a low-power viewing option in emergencies.
The device’s in-display fingerprint sensor presumably comes courtesy of Goodix, which already provided the sensor for the original Mi 11 model. That sensor supports heart rate detection in addition to fingerprint authentication.
Goodix sensors have previously appeared in the Redmi K30 Pro and in various devices in the Mi series. The Redmi K40 series, on the other hand, eschews the in-display sensor in favor of a new side-mounted fingerprint sensor from FPC.
In China, the 8/256GB model will retail for ¥5999 (approximately $914 USD), while the more robust 12/256GB model will go for ¥6499 (about $990 USD) and the high-end 16/256GB model will hit ¥6999 (closer to $1065 USD). The mid-tier model will go for €1200 in Europe, though Xiaomi has yet to reveal any details about the phone’s international availability.