Xiaomi’s spring launch event was held on March 29, with the Mi 11 Pro/Ultra and the lite Youth Edition unveiled. The Mi 11 Lite is 6.81mm thick and weighs just 159g, making it one of the slimmest 5G phones on the market. The phone will debut with a Snapdragon 780G chip and a 4,250mAh battery. Prices start at 2,299 yuan.
One important thing that wasn’t mentioned at the press conference is that the Mi 11 Youth Edition supports microSD expansion cards, and the slot at the bottom of the phone supports dual Nano SIM cards or one SIM card plus one MicroSD card, with a maximum capacity of 1TB. None of the other phones in the Mi 11 series support microSD cards. In addition, this mobile phone has NFC, infrared remote control, linear motor and other features.
An official rendering of the phone’s interior shows a row of Micro SD contacts at the bottom of the phone. This feature is already very rare in the domestic smartphone market. The previously released Motorola Edge S also supports Micro SD expansion cards, with a maximum capacity of 1TB.
It can also be seen from the rendering that the Mi 11 Youth version uses a lithium battery similar to the Mi 11 Pro, but it does not indicate whether it uses nanosilicon cathode battery technology. But with a 4,250mAh battery tucked into the 6.81mm thick body, Xiaomi’s design capabilities are already on display.
In terms of parameters, the Mi 11 lite is equipped with a 6.55-inch AMOLED flexible screen, supporting 1.07 billion color display, it has HDR 10+ certification, and supports Dolby Vision. The screen has a 90Hz refresh rate, a 240Hz touch sampling rate and a global brightness of 800nit.
The Mi 11 Youth version is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G processor and is built with a 5nm manufacturing process. The mobile phone can achieve a combined score of 560K. Also has “ice peak” cooling system, built-in heat pipe and large area graphite radiator.
The phone also has stereo dual speakers, is Hi-Res certified and supports HD recording 2.0 technology. The MIUI 12.5 system, which ADAPTS to the Mi 11 Youth version, will be released in June this year, the official said.
The Mi 11 Youth version is available in a variety of colors, priced at 2,299 yuan for 8+128GB and 2,599 yuan for 8+256GB. It has already been pre-sold on Mi Mall, Jingdong and other channels, and will be released at midnight on April 16.