Xiaomi 11T, 11T Pro break cover
Xiaomi has officially dropped the Mi branding from its new affordable flagship killers – Xiaomi 11T and Xiaomi 11T Pro.
These aren’t Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro replacements, but rather the next instalments in the separate T-series. The main difference is in pricing; these two are less expensive than their non-T counterparts.
Xiaomi 11T Pro specifications
The 11T Pro is powered by the original Snapdragon 888 chipset (not the plus) like the Mi 11 Pro. But this one has a smaller 6.67-inch flat display with 1080p+ resolution (20:9), compared to 6.81-inch 1440p+ curved display on the latter.
It still has 120Hz refresh rate 480Hz touch sampling rate and HDR10+ support, though peak brightness is now 1,000 nits (down from 1,500 nits).
The primary camera has also been upgraded, with a 108MP sensor (2.1 m pixels with 9-in-1 binning) replacing the previous model’s 50MP sensor (2.8 m pixels with binning). It lacks OIS, which even the Mi 11’s base model has.
The 5x periscope, on the other hand, has been removed, which is a significant downgrade. In addition, the ultrawide-angle camera is downgraded to an 8MP sensor with a smaller 120o lens as well. You do receive a 5MP macro camera instead.
With nearly double the power, the 11T Pro’s wired charging system outperforms the Mi 11 Pro, supporting Xiaomi’s 120W HyperCharge for the 5,000 mAh battery.
A complete charge takes only 17 minutes. To get through the day, you don’t even need a complete charge – 0-72 percent takes 10 minutes and provides 7 hours of video playback, 5 hours of navigation, or 2 hours of shooting 1080p video.
You also get a very basic IP53 water and dust resistance on this phone.
Xiaomi 11T specifications
The Xiaomi 11T is remarkably similar to the Pro version with the same 6.67-inch 120Hz AMOLED display and a back camera system that appears to be identical at 108MP+8MP+5MP.
The chipset is different; it now uses the Dimensity 1200-Ultra, a proprietary 6nm chipset. The Mi 11 was the first phone to use the Snapdragon 888 processor, and now, the 11T is the first to use a custom Dimensity 1200.
Compared to the Mi 11, the Xiaomi 11T has a bigger battery 5,000mAh battery (up from 4,600mAh) and quicker charging – 67W vs 55W. However, wireless charging is absent from the former.
This phone also gets an IP53 rating for better durability. Also, Xiaomi says that the 11T and 11T Pro will receive three Android updates and four years of security fixes, which is great news.
Xiaomi 11T, 11T Pro price in India
We can expect these two smartphones to launch in India in October 2021, which is when their price will be revealed as well.
However, in Europe, the 11T starts at EUR 500, while the 11T starts at EUR 650.