Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE roundup: release date, launch event time, expected price in India, specs

Here's a quick roundup of the Xiaomi 11 Lite release date, launch event time, expected price in India, and specifications ahead of next week's launch.

Highlights
  • The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE is the company’s slimmest and lightest phone, measuring at just 6.81mm and 158 grams.
  • The handset is scheduled to launch in the country on September 29th.
  • Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE price in India is said to be around Rs 30,000.

Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE will be launching in India on September 29th through an online-only event. The handset debuted globally alongside the Xiaomi 11T series earlier this month. It will come as a 5G version of the standard Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G that debuted in the country a few months ago. The handset is touted to be the slimmest and lightest phone with support for global 5G bands. The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE measures just 6.81mm and weighs just 158 grams. Key specifications include a 6.55-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 778G SoC, 33W fast-charging support, MIUI 12.5, and a 64MP primary camera. Here’s a quick roundup of everything we so far know about Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE.

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Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE launch date in Inida, event time

Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE India launch date is September 29th and the event will be live-streamed on the company’s YouTube channel at 12 PM IST.

Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE price in India (expected)

Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE price in India surfaced online recently. It is said to be priced at Rs 21,999 for the base 6GB + 128GB storage model. However, the pricing of 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB versions isn’t revealed at the moment. But considering the Mi 11 Lite 4G is also available at a similar price and the global model is priced around Rs 30,000, we speculate the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE price in India could be between Rs 25,000 and Rs 30,000.

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Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE specifications

The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE flaunts a 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 2,400 x 1,080 pixels resolution, punch-hole cutout at the top-left corner, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 90Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch sampling rate. It is said to be powered by the Snapdragon 778G chipset paired with Adreno 670 GPU. It will be available in three models: 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 256GB storage that should be further expandable via a microSD card up to 1TB. The phone is likely to run Android 11-based MIUI 12 custom skin out of the box. It packs a 4,250mAh battery with 33W fast-charging support and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Moving to optics, the Xiaomi 11 Lite has a triple-camera setup, with a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 5MP tele-macro sensor. There is a 20MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats. Connectivity features include 5G/4G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, dual speakers, and USB Type-C port for charging and data sync.

Key Specs

Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G | 6 GBProcessor
6.55 inches Display
64 MP + 8 MP + 5 MPRear camera
20 MPSelfie camera
4250 mAh Battery
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Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G Price
Rs. 26,999
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Rs. 28,499
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5

Design
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Pros

  • Slim, lightweight design
  • Gorgeous display with Dolby Vision
  • Decent performance

Cons

  • Cameras not the greatest
  • Battery smaller than others in the segment
  • No 3.5mm audio jack
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