As the smartphone has evolved over the years, we’ve seen phones bestowed with increasingly impressive processors and displays, though one of the biggest advancements in the space has undoubtedly been in the onboard cameras that the latest mobile gadgets possess, as demonstrated by the debut of Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphone, the Mi 11 Ultra.
The first-ever smartphone to use Samsung’s new SOCELL GN2 sensor for its primary camera, the Mi 11 Ultra packs a 50MP main camera supplemented via a 48MP unit with a Sony IMX586 0.5” sensor, a 128° FOV, and up to 120x digital zoom and a 20MP selfie camera. Capable of shooting 8K video, the phone also features a dual-display setup comprised of a 6.81” AMOLED main unit with a 120Hz refresh rate, 1,700 nits, and Dolby Vision, and a secondary 1.1” AMOLED rear screen. The highest-spec version also gets up to 512GB of storage, 12GB of RAM, 5,000mAh silicon oxide anode battery capable of fast-charging at a whopping 67W, an IP68-rating, Harman Kardon-tuned stereo speakers, an under-display fingerprint reader, and an X-axis linear vibration motor, all housed in a rugged 8.38mm-thick ceramic body. Available for preorder starting on April 2, 2021, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra starts at approximately $990.