Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra official with dual displays and triple cameras

The front and back view of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Xiaomi has unveiled the Mi 11 Ultra, a dual-screen smartphone that boasts the largest smartphone camera sensor currently available on the market.

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra not only comes with a standard 6.81in 120Hz WQHD+ AMOLED display, but also includes a secondary small display on its rear. The second display, which is much smaller than the front screen, shows key information such as date, time and notifications, but can also double as a selfie mirror when taking pictures.

Photography is a major selling point for the Mi 11 Ultra. Xiaomi has equipped the new smartphone with a 50MP lens featuring the Samsung GN2 sensor, which is also the largest smartphone camera sensor available on the market. Besides the 50MP lens, the handset also comes with two 48MP Sony IMX586 lenses, capable of 10x hybrid zoom and 120x digital zoom as well as ultra-wide angles, and a 20MP in-display selfie camera.

The Mi 11 Ultra also packs what is considered to be the fastest wireless charging in the industry. The smartphone can be charged using 67W wired wireless turbocharging technology, with both capable of recharging to 100% battery in 36 minutes. Lastly, the device is powered by Xiaomi’s flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 mobile platform, which comes teamed with LPDDR5 + UFS 3.1 storage and a high-capacity heat dissipation system.

Xiaomi has introduced the Mi 11 Ultra as its new premium flagship and its arrival sees the company venture into a higher price point than its usual budget offerings. The Mi 11 Ultra is likely the most expensive smartphone offering from the company to date, after the Mi MIX Alpha at £2,265.

Although the Mi 11 Ultra hasn’t been given a UK price just yet, in Europe it’s set to cost at least 1199 EUR (£1,023). However, the device is expected to become available in the UK, with sales starting in late April.

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