- Xiaomi is getting ready to launch the Mi 11 Lite.
- It might ditch 5G connectivity.
- It’s now claimed that the machine will probably be revealed on the world Mi 11 occasion.
Replace: January 13 2021 (2:49 AM ET): It appears like we would not have to attend lengthy for the supposed Mi 11 Lite to launch, as Gizmochina studies that it’ll launch on the world Mi 11 occasion (citing an nameless supply).
This wouldn’t be a shock, because the Mi 10 Lite first debuted on the Mi 10 collection world launch, whereas the Mi 9 Lite debuted within the West as a rebranded Mi CC9. So it stands to purpose that we’d see the Lite mannequin first break cowl on the worldwide stage.
Authentic article: January 7 2021 (3:19 AM ET): Xiaomi appears to be prepping a extra inexpensive telephone within the Mi 11 series, however in contrast to its flagship cousin, the brand new mannequin may not include 5G connectivity. The telephone was lately listed on the FCC website with mannequin quantity M2101K9AG. Of us over at XDA Developers have been in a position to cross-reference the IMEIs within the submitting to disclose that the telephone will probably be known as the Mi 11 Lite.
The FCC itemizing confirms that the Mi 11 Lite will home a 4,150mAh battery with 33W quick charging, MIUI 12, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB/128GB of storage. Different specs will not be talked about, however a Vietnamese YouTuber claims to know that the telephone will run on the Snapdragon 732G chipset.
Corroborating this data, XDA studies that the Mi 11 Lite is codenamed “courbet,” and as per a recent leak, it is going to be based mostly on the Snapdragon SM7150 platform. Which means that the machine might have both one of many chips — Snapdragon 730, 730G, or 732G — within the collection.
It’s additionally potential that the telephone will launch in some markets as a Poco machine. A previous leak urged that “courbet” might really be the Poco F2. Not shocking since most Poco telephones are rebranded or repackaged Xiaomi gadgets.
What’s unusual is that Xiaomi would choose out of 5G for the 2021 Lite mannequin of its flagship on condition that the Mi 10 Lite from final 12 months is a 5G-capable machine with the Snapdragon 765G onboard. Nonetheless, it’s very a lot potential that the corporate has each 4G and 5G variations of the telephone this time round.
Elsewhere, the machine is rumored to pack a 64MP major digicam, a 16MP selfie shooter, and a 120Hz show. We’d take these specs with a pinch of salt as they don’t come from recognized sources.