A year has passed since the previous Xiaomi Mi 10T series, and the time has come for the landing of a new generation of devices. The first thing to keep in mind is that the new terminals have lost the surname ‘Mi’, so characteristic of the brand and now reserved for the ‘Lite’ range. Because, they will be called simply Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro. And it is not by chance that this presentation takes place just a day after the launch of the new iPhone 13, which yesterday completely captured the attention of the media. The two new devices from the firm have a practically identical design. And really competitive prices.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let’s start by remembering that in just 11 years Xiaomi has become the second largest smartphone brand in the world, with spectacular growth precisely in the highest ranges, where the Chinese firm makes its greatest efforts to contain prices. Not surprisingly, Xiaomi has been presenting, year after year, important technological innovations, from the first camera under the screen to the first liquid crystal lens. And that does not usually entail a prohibitive price of the terminals.
This new series of mobiles, of course, is not without new technologies either. Some of them, like Apple did yesterday, focused on the world of cinema-quality videos. Not in vain the slogan for the new 11 T and 11 T Pro is’Cinemagic‘.
With both phones, in effect, you will be able to experiment with new cinematic functions. And all without giving up a large capacity battery. The new terminals are lighter than the previous generation, and the camera module is up to 46% smaller. Ambois terminals will be sold in three colors: Meteorite Gray, with a surface that mimics polished metal: Midnight White and Celestial Blue. All covered with a layer of anti-fingerprint glass.
Cinemagic, everything within the reach of a ‘click’
With Cinemagic you can create professional videos in different styles and with different effects. And all with a simple ‘click’. The ‘Magic Zoom’, for example, uses hundreds of key points on the subject, to carry out a follow-up (for example of a face) in real time. The AI algorithm matches portraits in real time, at a rate of 30 frames per second, and automatically enlarges the rest of the frame. The end result is a Zoom effect in which, keeping the subject fixed, the rest of the world seems to be closing in on us.
For the first time in XiaomiIn addition, it is now possible to shoot videos in macro mode. The Macroscope function allows you to record objects with truly incredible perspectives. Videos that can turn even the most everyday elements into authentic cinematic creations.
Another interesting function is Audio Zoom which, as its name suggests, is capable of zooming in on the audio to hear, for example, what two people at the back of the scene are saying, or how the fire crackles in the fireplace on the other side of the room. . The effect is achieved by adding a third microphone to the two that are common in any smartphone, which allows triangulating the sound of the chosen subject and minimizing at the same time that which comes from any other point on the plane.
The same ‘Magical’ process applies to photographs as well. The two terminals have a triple camera assisted by Artificial Intelligence: a main one of 108 megapixels, with which we will be able to obtain details of the maximum resolution from a fragment of a larger photo; an 8 megapixel ultra-angle and a 120-degree viewing angle, and a Telemacro that allows you to capture shots between 3 and 7 cm away.
A new and improved Night Mode, meanwhile, ensures colorful photos even in the worst lighting conditions.
On the Xiaomi 11T Pro, the capabilities of the photographic system are even greater. In video, for example, allows recording in 8K resolution, so even a photo cropped from the video will still have a lot of detail. In addition to resolution, the 11T Pro also improves contrast, brightness level, and colors. The terminals, in effect, can record directly in HDR10 +, so they far exceed the quality of other mobiles.
The screen of the new terminals deserves a separate mention. It is, in both cases, a flat AMOLED panel, capable of reproducing up to 1 billion true colors, a refresh rate of 120 Hz and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus against bumps and scratches.
Processors to match
These capabilities, of course, require a processor that is capable of implementing them. For this reason, the Xiaomi 11T Pro incorporates a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, one of the fastest chips of the moment, built with 5 nanometer technology, with high energy efficiency and a powerful Artificial Intelligence engine.
The Xiaomi 11T, however, mounts a Mediatek Dimensity 1200-Ultra processor, the most powerful of the brand, with a clock speed that exceeds 3 GHz.
As for the sound, the two terminals come with two stereo speakers, positioned so that we do not cover them with our fingers when we are, for example, playing or watching audiovisual content. In the case of the Pro model, we will also have Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos and a sound quality signed by Harman Kardon.
120W fast charge
Another important novelty. The Pro model has an impressive 120W fast charging system, on a battery that is 5,000 milliamps. The result is that the phone is fully charged in a record time of 17 minutes. The charger is included in the box and is compatible with any type of device that uses USB C, from mobile phones to tablets and headphones. The 11T model, for its part, and although it mounts the same battery, has a 67W charging system, which allows a full charge in 36 minutes.
And let’s go with the prices, which as usual in Xiaomi, are surprising. The Xiaomi 11T Pro, indeed, starts from “only” 649 euros in its configuration with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. If we prefer 256 GB, the price goes up to 699 euros. And if we want the most vitaminized version, with 12 GB + 256 GB, we will have to pay 749 euros. Prices that are half, for example, that of the last iPhone 13.
The 11T model is even cheaper: 499 euros with 8 GB + 128 GB, 549 euros if we prefer 256 GB. Both have a two-year warranty and ensure 4 years of security updates.
Lite models arrive
Xiaomi also presented two Lite models: Mi 11 Lite and Mi 11 Lite 5G, with more limited capacities and within the reach of all budgets: The Lite Mi 11 5G, with 6 GB + 128 GB, for example, will cost 369 euros, and will go up up to 399 if we prefer 8 GB of RAM.
Finally, the Chinese firm also announced its new tablet, Xiaomi Pad 5, whose 11-inch screen has, like mobile phones, a 20 Hz refresh rate, four stereo speakers and a huge 8,720 milliamp battery, with charge. fast of 33 W. Its price, with 6 GB + 256 GB, will be 399 euros, which will remain at 299 if we settle for 128 GB.