Mi 11 Lite 4G reportedly discontinued in India in favour of the 5G model. [Update: not being discontinued]

Highlights
  • Mi 11 Lite 4G has reportedly been discontinued in India.
  • Xiaomi is planning to launch the Mi 11 Lite 5G in the country soon.
  • Mi 11 Lite 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 780G chipset.

Update: Xiaomi has clarified to 91mobiles that the Mi 11 Lite 4G has not been discontinued in India. The phone is still available in the country through Mi.com.

The Mi 11 Lite 4G was launched in India in June as the slimmest and lightest phone in 2021. In addition to offering a slim and light design, the phone also touts a 90Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 732G chipset, and 64MP triple cameras. However, one drawback to the Mi 11 Lite that launched in India was that it only supported 4G. Xiaomi did not launch the 5G version in June, but the company did confirm that the 5G version would launch when the 5G network rolls out. It seems Xiaomi has now quietly discontinued the Mi 11 Lite 4G in order to bring the Mi 11 Lite 5G model to the country.

As per tipster Abhishek Yadav, the Mi 11 Lite 4G has been discontinued in India as Xiaomi plans to launch the 5G model. Notably, 5G network rollout is yet to happen and it seems Xiaomi is willing to release the 5G phone earlier. The company is yet to confirm any of this, so it would be wise to take it with a pinch of salt. However, it seems the source is “1000%” confident that Mi 11 Lite 4G has been discontinued.

Mi 11 Lite 5G specifications

Mi 11 Lite 5G launch date in India is yet to be revealed. The smartphone has already been launched in some markets outside of India so we know the specs. The Mi 11 Lite 5G features a 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The device is powered by the Snapdragon 780G chipset paired with 8GBR RAM and 256GB internal storage. The Xiaomi phone runs on Android 11-based MIUI 12 out of the box.

The Mi 11 Lite 5G comes equipped with a triple camera system that includes a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP wide-angle lens, and a 5MP tele-macro lens. The handset houses a 4,250mAh battery and supports 33W fast charging. Other features include an in-display fingerprint sensor, 5G support, Type-C port, among others.