This part talks about two things: The Mi 11 Lite 4G and 5G and the Mi Band 6, as well as accessories that was announced. Let’s start with the Mi 11 Lite
Mi 11 Lite
The Mi 11 Lite comes in two flavours: 4G and 5G. The 4G edition comes with Snapdragon 732G while the Mi 11 Lite 5G will be powered by the Snapdragon 780G, which will also be the debut of the chipset.
The Snapdragon 780G is the first chipset in the 700 series to be fabricated with a 5nm process. The same as many flagship processors! It’s GPU is the Adreno 642 and is powered by an octa-core CPU, (1x 2.4 GHz Kryo 670 & 3x 2.2 GHz Kryo 670 & 4x 1.90 GHz Kryo 670). All by a Kryo 670 CPU.
For the display, it is a SAMOLED panel with 10-bit colour support and HDR10+. It has a 90Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate
For battery, it comes with a 33W charger in the box, making the “environmental” reasons less valid (ahem Mi 11 Pro) and is 33W Fast charging capable. The battery capacity is 4250mAh, yes this is for both phones.
Another difference from the Mi 11 Lite 4G and 5G are the colours. The 5G comes with Truffle Black, Mint Green and Citrus Yellow. The 4G edition comes with Peach Pink, Bubblegum Blue and Boba Black
For the cameras, both will come with a 64mp triple camera setup, along with your original setup of 8mp ultrawide and 5mp macro
Both come with NFC and IR Blaster as well as a side-mounted fingerprint scanner
The Mi 11 Lite is 2g lighter than the 5G version, but nonetheless it may not affect the user as much.
Mi Band 6
Xiaomi also announced its latest Mi Band, the Mi Band 6. For a short background, Xiaomi has sold a total of 120 million mi bands during the course of the series, and still remains the number one band brand in the world, according to Xiaomi at least.
The Mi Band 6 has a 1.56″ AMOLED touchscreen display with 14 days of battery life; and through the battery saver feature, up to 19 days.
The display has over 130+ faces you can choose from. You can also use a photo of your own as the display face
In China, there’s also seems to be a Spongebob edition… we are not sure if this is going to be released worldwide
There is also an NFC edition. However, the Global edition did not show this particular version so we are speculating this is only available in China.
The NFC edition starts at 279 CNY (~2K php) while the classic edition starts at 229 CNY (~1.7K php). The Global edition price is 44.99 EUR (~2.6K php) for the regular Mi Band 6. Xiaomi Philippines is yet to announce the price here.
Accessories/Mi Smart Home:
Xiaomi previously declared that they get their money back from telecommunications equipment and not through smartphones, which is why their phones are often bang-for-buck. During the livestream, they have announced a new router, called AX9000.
The 9000 is for the megabit speed, which is the total speed of the router. It supports Wi-Fi 6 as well as a triple band 2.4G at 1731Mbps and dual 5G at 2402Mbps and 4804Mbps respectively.
The router has 12 antennas total, with 3 antennas per side.
Xiaomi has released 4 different routers in China, the AX9000 being the latest and the most expensive. This router starts at 999 CNY (~7.4K php). Because none of the routers were seen in the English version of the launch, we doubt if we see this router as well in the global release.
Xiaomi has also announced two charging docks, one wireless and one wired. The wired dock has 19 coils and lets you charge 3 phones at the same time. The charger charges at 20W and, with up to 3 devices, can total up to 60W
Price starts at 599 CNY (~4.4K) and we hope to see this globally as well as in the Philippines, since this charging dock is not seen on the English version of the launch.
Wireless Charging Stand
Other than the wired charging dock, Xiaomi has also unveiled its 80W fast wireless charging stand. According to Xiaomi, phones that support wireless charging can charge at any orientation, whether horizontally or vertically.
Since the Mi 11 Pro does not come with a charger in the box, Xiaomi is offering to sell their solution for only 499 CNY (~3.7K php), not as expensive as Apple, but still is as unpractical. Take note this also includes the aforementioned 80W wireless charging stand.
Mi Smart Home Projector 2 Pro
The last product announced in the livestream is the new Smart Home Projector 2. This projector has AndroidTV built in as well as Chromecast and Netflix. Smart Internet-of-Things features like Google Assistant is also available. The bulb is bright at 1300 lumens.
As for the display, one can use the projector for up to 120″ and up to FHD resolution. The projector also has HDR10 support for better dynamic range.
For the sound, it is powered by the Dolby Audio with DTS-HD modifications.
Price starts at 999 EUR (~57K php) but is slashed at 100 EUR for its early-bird price (800 EUR, approx. 51.2K php). Xiaomi Philippines is yet to announce the availability of this projector
That’s all it is for the part one of Xiaomi’s launch event. Click the button below to see the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra!