Xiaomi launches 11T series, Pad 5, Mi Smart Band 6 NFC

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, PHP 38,175)
  • 8GB + 256GB – EUR 699 (USD 825, PHP 41,116)
  • 12GB + 256GB – EUR 749 (USD 884, PHP 44,057)

Xiaomi 11T

  • 8GB RAM + 128GB storage – EUR 499 (around USD 589, PHP 29,352)
  • 8GB + 256GB – EUR 549 (USD 648, PHP 32,293)

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, PHP 21,710).

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, PHP 20,544) and 6GB + 256GB for EUR 399 (USD 472, PHP 23,488).

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.