This story was originally published on September 15, 2021, and last updated on October 23, 2021.
Xiaomi’s newest flagship phones are here, and they offer premium specs in aggressively priced products. It’s a signature Xiaomi move that leaves us excited for the brand’s offerings.
We don’t want to keep you waiting any longer. Here’s a quick rundown of what Xiaomi has to offer:
Xiaomi 11T Pro, 11T
Similar to the just-launched iPhone 13 smartphones, the Xiaomi 11T Pro and 11T want to allow you to shoot cinematic footage right from your smartphone.
The Xiaomi 11T Pro and 11T get a capable triple rear camera setup with a 108-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 5-megapixel 2x telemacro, and an 8-megapixel, 120-degree ultra-wide-angle lens. Plus, there’s a 16-megapixel in-display selfie shooter in front.
Xiaomi offers “Cinemagic” filmmaking features with one-click AI Cinema modes (like Time Freeze and Magic Zoom), 8K recording support, and HDR10+. It provides you with the flexibility to capture footage with the same smart ISO tech found in digital cameras. These phones also offer Audio Zoom to improve the audio quality of your videos.
The company equips the flagship Xiaomi 11T Pro with a fantastic display as well. It sports a DisplayMate A+ rated 6.67-inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED flat display with TrueColor, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ tech support. This display boasts 1,000 nits of peak brightness and up to 480Hz touch sampling rate. And like other flagship phones, the 11T Pro is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
This screen is paired with Dolby Atmos immersive audio and Harman Kardon-tuned dual speakers for a better listening experience.
Meanwhile, the Xiaomi 11T has a 6.67-inch 120Hz flat AMOLED screen with HDR10+ support and up to 480Hz touch sampling rate.
Xiaomi brings its proprietary 120W HyperCharge technology globally for the first time through the 11T Pro. (The Xiaomi Mix 4 has the feature, but it’s currently only available in China.) This charging speed means you can top up this handset’s 5,000mAh battery in just 17 minutes.
The company uses innovative tech, including dual charge pumps, dual-cell battery structure, MTW, Graphene application on Li-ion battery, and Mi-FC technology. Battery safety is guaranteed by a TÜV Rheinland Safe Fast-Charge System Certification, 34 charging and battery safety features, real-time temperature monitoring, and other measures.
Meanwhile, the 11T gets a 5,000mAh battery that supports 67W wired turbo charging, recharging the phone in around 36 minutes.
Speed isn’t just limited to charging. The Xiaomi 11T Pro runs on the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, while the 11T is powered by the power-efficient MediaTek Dimensity 1200-Ultra chipset. Both run on the Android 11-based MIUI 12.5 system. And both are promised to get three Android operating system updates and four-year security patches throughout their lifetime.
You can get both devices in three stylish, brushed finish shades: Meteorite Gray, Moonlight White, and Celestial Blue.
These are the configurations and pricing you can get for them:
Xiaomi 11T Pro
- 8GB RAM + 128GB storage – EUR 649 (around USD 766 converted, not available in the PH)
- 8GB + 256GB – EUR 699 (USD 825) or PHP 27,990
- 12GB + 256GB – EUR 749 (USD 884) or PHP 29,990
- 8GB RAM + 128GB storage – EUR 499 (USD 589) or PHP 21,990
- 8GB + 256GB – EUR 549 (USD 648) or PHP 24,990
The pricing is higher in Europe, most likely due to taxes and other dues.
You can pre-order the Xiaomi 11T Pro and Xiaomi 11T at Authorized Xiaomi Stores from October 24 to 29 and get a Mi Robot Vacuum and Mi Recyclable Eco Bag bundle worth PHP 10,000 (USD 197).
Xiaomi Philippines will also hold an open sale on October 30, 2021, where buyers of the Xiaomi 11T and Xiaomi 11T Pro will get a free Xiaomi 11T Series Edition Bluetooth Speaker worth PHP 3,250 (USD 64).
Freebies also await those pre-ordering the Xiaomi 11T and Xiaomi 11T Pro at Xiaomi’s online stores. For every purchase of the Xiaomi 11T on the Xiaomi Shopee Global Store from October 24 to 29, buyers of the Xiaomi 11T Pro will get a free Mi Watch and Wireless Earphone 2 Basic. Meanwhile, those who decide to get the Xiaomi 11T will also be getting a Mi Watch Lite and Wireless Earphone 2 Basic.
An open sale will also be happening starting October 30. Every Xiaomi 11T and Xiaomi 11T Pro purchase will entitle buyers to a free Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic. Meanwhile, the Official Xiaomi Philippines Shopee store will also be including a free Mi Robot Vacuum and eco bag with every purchase of the Xiaomi 11T.
Each purchase of the device comes with a 1+1 year limited warranty and free screen replacement within six months.
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
If you’re familiar with Mi 11 Lite 5G launched earlier this year, the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE won’t be too dissimilar. In fact, you get a lot of similar features and almost the same design.
It still comes in a sleek and slim 6.81mm body with a 158g weight, with Xiaomi emphasizing its 1.8mm thin top and side bezels. And the colors Truffle Black, Bubblegum Blue, and Peach Pink are back. But this time, there’s a new Snowflake White option.
It has a 6.55-inch AMOLED DotDisplay with a 90Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, and 10-bit TrueColor and Dolby Vision support.
The triple camera array is the same with a 64-megapixel main sensor, 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and 5-megapixel telemacro camera. It still supports one-click AI cinema modes and cinematic video filters but then adds a new Vlog mode. There’s also a 20-megapixel in-display selfie camera.
The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE runs on a Snapdragon 778G chipset with up to 8GB of RAM and Android 11-based MIUI 12.5. It gets more storage than its predecessor, with up to 256GB of storage.
Battery capacity is still at 4,250mAh with 33W fast-charging support.
There are three configurations available: 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 256GB. The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE‘s starting price is at EUR 369 (USD 435).
In the Philippines, the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE is available in the following configurations:
- 6GB – PHP 16,990
- 8GB + 128GB – PHP 18,990
- 8GB + 256GB – PHP 20,990
The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE will be available for pre-order at Authorized Xiaomi Stores from October 23 to 29 and get a Mi Robot Vacuum and Mi Recyclable Eco Bag bundle worth PHP 10,000.
It will also be available on the open day sale of Xiaomi Philippines on October 30, 2021, where buyers of the Xiaomi 11T Lite will get a free Limited Edition Bluetooth Speaker worth PHP 3,250.
Pre-orders of the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE on the Xiaomi Shopee Global Store from October 24 to 29 will also include a free Mi Watch Lite, while on the Open Sale on October 30, buyers will be receiving a Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic for free.
Xiaomi will also be giving away a free 10,000mAh Mi 18W FCP Powerbank 3 with every Xiaomi 11 Lite5G NE purchase made in the Official Xiaomi Philippines Shopee Store.
For the Open Day Sale of Xiaomi Philippines on October 30, 2021, buyers of the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE will get a free 10,000mAh Mi 18W FCP Powerbank for every purchase.
Xiaomi Pad 5
Xiaomi wants you to use this new tablet as a productivity tool for work or school and a “premium mobile entertainment” device.
The Xiaomi Pad 5 features an 11-inch WQHD+ 120Hz display, which you can write or doodle on with the Xiaomi Smart Pen. You can scan documents with its 13-megapixel rear camera or join video calls with its 8-megapixel front-facing shooter with 1080p video support.
If you want to use it during your downtime, the display supports Dolby Vision, while its quad speakers support Dolby Atmos.
The Pad 5 runs smoothly with the help of its Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 processor and MIUI for Pad software.This Xiaomi tablet also gets a large-capacity 8,720 battery with support for 22.5W fast-charging from the included charger.
The Xiaomi Pad 5 comes in Cosmic Gray and Pearl White. It’s available in 6GB RAM + 128GB storage for EUR 349 (USD 413) or PHP 17,990, and 6GB + 256GB for EUR 399 (USD 472) or PHP 19,990.
Xiaomi Philippines is offering a limited early bird price of PHP 14,990 and a free Xiaomi Smart Pen for the 6GB + 128GB variant. It will be available exclusively on Xiaomi Official Global Store via Lazada on September 24 only. Xiaomi Pad 5 will be available on Xiaomi Authorized Stores nationwide starting October 1.
Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 NFC
Xiaomi brings contactless payment to the Mi Smart Band 6. The company collaborated with Mastercard to introduce a full-fledged NFC feature into this new version. It also now supports Amazon Alexa to make it easier to control your smart home devices right from this wearable.
The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 NFC has a starting price of EUR 54.90 (USD 65, PHP 3,233).
Xiaomi has also introduced a new Mi Smart Projector 2 and Mesh System AX3000 with dual-band Wi-Fi 6 support.
Local pricing and availability for the products will be announced at a later date.
UPDATE 1: 2021/09/23 8:01 P.M. GMT+8 BY NICOLE BATAC
Added local pricing info on the Xiaomi Pad 5
UPDATE 2: 2021/10/23 8:00 P.M. GMT+8 BY NICOLE BATAC
Added local pricing and pre-order details for the Xiaomi 11T series and Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
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