Xiaomi has scheduled its biggest tech launch event since its inception later today at 7.30 PM CST time in China. The company will be unveiling more than 10 different products from various categories ranging from smartphones, wearables, tablets, to even foldables.
The event is expected to go on for nearly four hours (all thanks to the number of products expected) and Xiaomi has added that some of the product will be announced directly through social media in order to cut short the event time.
The Mi 11 ultra is one of the most anticipated smartphones at this event today. Last year’s Mi 10 Ultra came with the latest technology including 120W charging support and this year’s Mi 11 Ultra is expected to be the most powerful smartphone from the brand in the first half of 2021.
Expected features include:
- 6.81-inch SAMOLED curved edge QHD+ display with 120Hz refresh rate
- LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage
- Snapdragon 888
- Harmon Kardon stereo speakers
- 5000mAh battery silicon-oxygen anode batteries with 67W fast wired and wireless charging with 10W reverse charging
- 20MP Selfie camera
- Samsung GN2 50-megapixel main camera, a 48-megapixel ultrawide lens, and a 48-megapixel telephoto sensor
- A possible secondary screen at the back for rear camera selfies
- 20MP Selfie shooter
- IP68 certification
Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro
Not much is known about the Pro version but the company confirmed last week that both the Mi 11 Ultra and the Mi 11 Pro will feature new silicon-oxygen anode batteries which will make it thinner and enable faster charging.
Expect the Mi 11 Pro to be a slightly toned-down version of the Mi 11 Ultra.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite
The Mi 11 Lite is expected to come in 4G and 5G variants.
Mi 11 Lite 4G expected features include:
- Snapdragon 732G
- 8GB of RAM + 128GB of storage
- 6.55-inch AMOLED FHD+ screen with 90Hz refresh rate
- 4520mAh battery with 33W fast charging
- 64MP triple cameras
- 20MP front camera
On the other hand, the Mi 11 Lite 5G (Mi 11 Youth in China) is expected to feature:
- Snapdragon 780G chip (world’s first)
- Thinnest & Lightest Xiaomi phone ever
- The rest of the specs are expected to be the same as the 4G version
Xiaomi Mi 11i
There are reports about the Mi 11i being a rebranded Redmi K40 Pro+. Thie phone is likely going to be a toned-down version of the Xiaomi Mi 11 series, but unfortunately, we don’t have any information on its specs.
Xiaomi’s Daniel confirmed the existence of the phone earlier today, calling it the star performer.
Xiaomi Mi Mix – Fold
One of the most exciting products to be unveiled today is the new Xiaomi Mi Mix model. Its been over 2.5 years since the last Mix series was announced in the market. But the company’s premium lineup will make a comeback today, likely in an exciting form factor. While Xiaomi has confirmed the new Mi Mix model will feature liquid lens technology for its camera, there are reports that state that the phone will actually be an inward folding foldable.
So if reports are to be believed, the new Xiaomi Mi Mix model will be the company’s first mass-produced foldable smartphone in the market. It should be the first of the three expected foldables from the brand this year.
Rumored Mi Mix 4 Features include:
- Inward Foldable Design
- Snapdragon 888
- QHD+ SAMOLED foldable display with 120Hz refresh rate
- Sony IMX766 50MP Primary camera, 48MP UW camera, 48MP 5X Optical Zoom camera
- Support for 120x hybrid zoom, 15x video zoom, 1920fps slo-mo, 8K video
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro
Expected features include:
- 3K OLED display with high contrast
- New Design style – All Metal one-piece molding
- Intel Core i7-11375H processor up to 5GHz.
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card
Xiaomi Mi Band 6
The Mi Band 6 fitness band is expected to pack new features and upgrades but the design doesn’t seem to have changed.
The new Mi Band 6 is expected to feature a bigger display, up to 30 sports modes, and should be available in standard and NFC variants. There should also be support for blood oxygen monitoring.
Xiaomi Mi Washing Machine (Front Load)
The teaser reveals a minimalistic design with a single dominating color scheme. The image also shows off a front-facing door, along with a few buttons above it. Note that this will be a brand new model and won’t be similar to the one launched last week.
New Xiaomi Mi Router
New Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner
A new version of the Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner will be announced at the company’s Mega Launch event today.
New Xiaomi Mi Surge Chip
Another big announcement today should be the new Xiaomi Surge chipset. After the failure of its first-generation Surge S1 chip launched more than four years ago, the company’s chip division will likely make a comeback this year with a new processor.
However, there are reports that say that it won’t be a smartphone chip like its predecessor. Some reports say that the new Surge branded chip could be an ISP for smartphones. There are other reports which say that it could be a chip for smart cars.
Whatever it is, we know for sure we’ll hear about the company’s new chip later today.
Xiaomi Mi Smart Car Plans
Reuters exclusively reported that Xiaomi was partnering with Great Wall Motors to build Electric Smart Cars under its own brand. Unsurprisingly, the report states that the new EV in development will be focused on the mass market.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 5
According to a popular leaker from China, the long-forgotten Mi Pad lineup will get an update this year with a new model. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 (official name is unknown at the moment) should feature a similar-sized display as the iPad Air 4th Gen (10.9-inch) and iPad Pro 11-inch. The upcoming Xiaomi tablet is also expected to come with Xiaomi Device Control, a feature similar to the HUAWEI Multi-screen Collaboration.
Note that many of these products might not be announced at the event but they would be revealed via the official social media channels.
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