After an underwhelming Apple event yesterday night, it was Xiaomi’s turn to shine. And thus, Xiaomi introduced its bells and whistles in the form of the Xiaomi 11T series, Xiaomi Pad 5, and the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE.
They also unwrapped the Mi Band 6 NFC and a few other AIoT devices alongside, but this article will pamper those interested in knowing about the former products.
Xiaomi 11T Series: Specifications
Like last year’s Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro, the Xiaomi 11T and Xiaomi 11T Pro come with a bang on identical specs sheet unless mentioned.
As far as the phone’s front goes, the A+ rated 10-bit display by DisplayMate measures 6.67″ diagonally and has an FHD+ resolution. And yes, they now come with AMOLED technology instead of LCD last time. Plus, the panels on both phones feature 120Hz refresh rates, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus now protects both of them.
Processor is the prime thing that differentiates these siblings. The Xiaomi 11T pro comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, whereas the Xiaomi 11T comes with a custom-made MediaTek Dimensity 1200-Ultra SoC. Both come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM as standard, but the Xiaomi 11T Pro has a 12GB+256GB variant.
Both the Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro offer a 108MP triple camera system for camera enthusiasts. In addition, there’s an 8MP ultra-wide lens with a 120-degree FOV and a 5MP tele-macro sensor. A 16MP sensor on the front handles selfies. While the Xiaomi 11T can shoot videos in 4K resolution, the Xiaomi 11T Pro goes a step ahead and gains 8K video recording. Sadly, neither of them offers OIS.
The battery capacity remains 5000mAh like last year, but charging speeds are where things get changed. Bumping up by a fourfold, the Xiaomi 11T Pro now supports Xiaomi’s 120W HyperCharge. In contrast, the Xiaomi 11T can now charge at 67W, almost double what Mi 10T could do. The claimed time to fill up the Xiaomi 11T pro from scratch is 17 minutes, and none of the two feature wireless charging.
The phones run on MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11 out of the box. Additional features include Bluetooth 5.2, IP53 splash proofing, Harman Kardon tuned stereo speakers on Xiaomi 11T Pro, NFC, IR-Blaster, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, etc. Xiaomi promises 3 Android upgrades and four years of security patches for its 11T series. Also, they didn’t forget to include the charger.
Xiaomi Pad 5: Specifications
Yes, it’s the same tablet that Xiaomi announced in China a month ago, but it will still compete against the monopoly of Samsung and Apple in the tablet industry.
The only variant of the Xiaomi Pad 5 features an 11″ IPS LCD having a WQHD+ resolution. It can refresh at 120Hz and show over a billion colors. The panel has an aspect ratio of 16:10, ~274 PPI density, 1600 x 2560 pixels, Dolby Vision, and HDR10 playback support. Also, the metal chassis is 6.9 mm thick, whereas the body weighs around 511 grams.
The Xiaomi Pad 5 arrives with Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 and 6GB RAM. On the bright side, both the 128GB and 256GB storage variants have UFS 3.1 type. Sadly, there’s no support for cellular connectivity on the Xiaomi Pad 5, so Wi-Fi is the only mode of internet connectivity here.
Cameras on the Xiaomi Pad 5 include a 13MP sensor on the rear and an 8MP selfie camera on the front for video calls and capturing selfies. The rear camera can shoot videos in 4K resolution, whereas the front sensor caps out at 1080p. In addition, the device packs in an 8720mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging over PD (Power Delivery). However, the box includes a 22.5W adaptor.
Other features include Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, Dolby Atmos Quad speakers, Xiaomi Smart Pen support, etc. Elaborating on the Xiaomi Smart Pen a bit, it will be available as a separate accessory. The same can attach to the Xiaomi Pad 5 and charge magnetically. It has clickable buttons, multiple pressure levels and weighs 12.2 grams. Also, the Xiaomi Pad 5 runs on MIUI, but we aren’t sure of the exact version yet.
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Under the name of NE (New Era), the Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G includes a different SoC than the Mi 11 Lite 5G, which is now the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G instead of Snapdragon 780G. You guessed it, rest all things are precisely the same.
Starting with the aesthetic display, it’s a 6.55″ FHD+ 10-bit AMOLED display. 10-bit means that the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE can show over 1 billion colors, in addition to a 90Hz refresh rate. And yes, the display is Dolby Vision and HDR 10+ certified.
As said earlier, the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE sports the 6nm Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset with an integrated Adreno 642L GPU. In addition, there’s up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage. The device runs on MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11.
For the cameras, the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE houses a 64MP triple camera setup. The rest two sensors include an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 5MP Tele-macro camera. On the front, the handset has a 20MP selfie snapper that can shoot videos in 1080p max. To keep it backed up, the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE packs a 4250mAh battery that can charge at 33W.
The main thing to boast about is its form factor, which is extremely slim, lightweight, and gorgeous. The numbers speak themselves — 6.81mm thickness and 158-gram weight. Additional features include NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, IP53 splash resistance, stereo speakers, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, etc.
8GB+128GB for €499 (Roughly ₹43,306)
8GB+256GB for €549 (Roughly ₹47,646)
Available colors—Meteorite Gray, Moonlight White, and Celestial Blue.
Xiaomi 11T Pro
8GB+128GB for €649 (Roughly ₹56,324)
8GB+256GB for €699 (Roughly ₹60,664)
12GB+256GB for €749 (Roughly ₹65,003)
Available colors —Meteorite Gray, Moonlight White, and Celestial Blue.
Xiaomi Pad 5
6GB+128GB for €349 (Roughly ₹30,288)
6GB+256GB for €399 (Roughly ₹34,628)
One can get the Xiaomi Pad 5 for €299 (Roughly ₹25,969) with early birds. Available colors — Cosmic Gray and Pearl White.
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
6GB+128GB for €369 (Roughly ₹32,024)
8GB+128GB for €399 (Roughly ₹34,628)
Available colors—Truffle Black, Bubblegum Blue, Peach Pink, and Snowflake White.
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