Taking your videography up a notch.
Earlier, Xiaomi unveiled the 11T series via livestream. Now that’s over, the phones are now official! While they are not a replacement for the 11 and 11 Pro, it’s nice to see an alternative. Remember when OnePlus made “T” series phones from their flagships? Yes, Xiaomi does that now. Also, the “T” phones from Xiaomi are pricier than the regular variants.
Because the phones are video-focused, the company reflected this through the camera array, where it’s made to look like a film camera, while also taking inspiration from its other series such as the Poco F3 series.
The two phones have barely any differences so let’s go with that since the two phones are highly identical. The main difference between the two is that the regular 11T uses Mediatek Dimensity 1200 processor while the Pro variant uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (not the plus variant). Both phones come with a 108mp triple shooter, complemented with an 8mp ultrawide and a 5mp macro, and both use Flat AMOLED panels.
Mi 11T Pro/Mi 11T
The Xiaomi 11T Pro uses a 6.67in. Flat AMOLED panel with Dolby Vision and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. Because it is AMOLED, it supports HDR10+ and 1 billion colours, it has a resolution of 1080×2400 (FHD+) and has 120Hz refresh rate with AdaptiveSync that adjusts the refresh rate based on the activity the user is doing.
As mentioned earlier, powering the 11T Pro is the regular Snapdragon 888 5G. While it’s not as studded as the plus variant, it still is a flagship therefore it is still a powerful SoC.
Although intended for cinematic-level videography, the 11T series don’t have OIS built-in for the 108mp sensor, which certainly makes it a little questionable why they didn’t add it in. The Mi 11 has it, so why not the 11T series? We may never know…
Oh, the front camera is just the usual 16mp. Nothing to see here.
The periscope is also removed in replacement with a crappy 8mp ultrawide and 5mp telemacro. Now it’s just the usual camera setup just beautifully and nicely arranged.
The Pro variant uses 120W fast charging while the regular uses 67W. Both have a 5000mAh battery equipped. It takes about 17 minutes to full charge using the 120W rating the Pro has. Good news for buyers, the 120W charger and cable is included inside the box of every 11T Pro.
Other tidbits the phone comes with include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner that doubles as a power button and volume rockers that are all located on the right side of the phone. It uses a USB-C port, no support for wireless or reversed charging and a downgraded IP53 splash and dust resistance rating. NFC is also available with the devices.
Xiaomi also announced that, starting with these two phones, future Xiaomi handsets will receive 3 years worth of major Android updates! This makes Xiaomi on par with manufacturers like OnePlus and Samsung in terms of updates. Though, it is unknown how frequent the updates are going to come, it’s nice to see Xiaomi finally caring more for its customers.
Here are the Prices of the 11T and 11T Pro
- 8/128: EUR 499 (~Php 29.3K)
- 8/256: EUR 549 (~Php 32.2K)
- 8/128: EUR 649 (~Php 38.1K)
- 8/256: EUR 699 (~Php 41.1K)
- 12/256: EUR 749 (~Php 44K)
No word yet for Philippine release but since the Mi 11 and Mi 10T were released here, we are expecting these two would also come to the country.
Source: Xiaomi Product Launch (has ended)