Mi 11 with Snapdragon 888 chipset confirmed; launch expected in January 2021

According to rumours, the Snapdragon 888-powered Mi 11 is tipped to launch in January 2021.

  • Xiaomi has confirmed the Mi 11 will launch with the new Snapdragon 888 SoC
  • Snapdragon 888 is the successor to the Snapdragon 865
  • Mi 11 launch is tipped for January 2021

Xiaomi has officially confirmed that the Mi 11 flagship phone will launch with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. At the Qualcomm 2020 summit, Lei Jun, Founder and CEO of Xiaomi said that the Mi 11 will be among the first smartphones to rock the new Snapdragon 888 SoC. The flagship processor is set to power high-end Android phones in 2021 and Xiaomi is one of the first brands to use the chipset while other names include Realme, OnePlus, OPPO, and more. The Mi 11 powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset is yet to get a launch date, but the phone is tipped to launch in January 2021. Snapdragon 888 SoC succeeds the Snapdragon 865 chipset and features a new third-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G modem for 5G mmWave and sub-6 across all major telcos worldwide. The chipset also highlights upgraded Adreno GPU, 144Hz refresh rate support, 6th-gen Qualcomm AI engine, and faster image processing.

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“Snapdragon 888 is the most powerful mobile platform from Qualcomm Technologies ever,” said Lei Jun. “In addition to the industry-leading 5G connectivity, it has brought groundbreaking breakthroughs and innovations in AI, gaming, and cameras. I’m glad that our new flagship smartphone Mi11 will be one of the first devices with Snapdragon 888. This is another cutting-edge product from us and will be loaded with various hardcore technologies.”

Mi11 will be one of the first devices with Snapdragon 888 SoC

The Snapdragon 888 SoC employs a new 6th generation Qualcomm AI Engine, with a completely re-engineered Qualcomm Hexagon processor that is said to perform the operation at an astonishing 26 tera operations per second. Additionally, the chipset is rated to capture photos and videos at 2.7 gigapixels per second or roughly 120 photos at 12MP resolution, which is around 35 percent faster than the previous generation, thanks to the faster Spectra ISP.

Also read: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G chipset announced; will power flagship Android phones in 2021

While we know the Mi 11 will be powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC, other smartphones from brands like ASUS, Realme, OnePlus, Vivo, OPPO, Motorola, LG, BlackShark, Lenovo, MEIZU, Nubia, Sharp, and ZTE are expected to arrive with the chipset in early 2021 as well. We expect to hear more about these flagship phones from the brands themselves in the weeks to come.

Key Specs

Xiaomi Mi 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 | 8 GBProcessor
6.81 inches Display
108 MP + 13 MP + 5 MPRear camera
20 MPSelfie camera
4600 mAh Battery
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