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Xiaomi Mi 11 announcement heralds the arrival of Snapdragon 888 phones

A round of applause for Qualcomm, not that it needs one

Historically, Xiaomi has been a consistent contender to launch the first phones with next-generation Qualcomm silicon. It’s taken the lead again this year by announcing its Mi 11 series of phones complete with the Snapdragon 888. With that new engine comes a cavalry of other upgrades.

Specs

SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
RAM 8 / 12GB LPDDR5
Storage 128 / 256GB UFS 3.1
Display 6.81″ 120Hz AMOLED 3200 x 1440
Rear cameras 108MP main (1/1.33″, f/1.85) / 13MP wide-angle (123°, f/2.4) / 5MP macro (3-10cm, f/2.4)
Front camera 20MP
Power 4.600mAh battery w/ 55W wired, 50W wireless charging, 10W reverse wireless
Connectivity Chinese cellular (5G), Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, IR, USB-C (PD)
OS MIUI 12.5 on Android 11
Dimensions 164.3 x 74.6 x 8.06mm (Glass) / 8.56mm (Leather)

While some goodies sprout from the Snapdragon 888 such as Wi-Fi 6, better 5G, and more powerful AI processing, others are around to augment its abilities — faster memory in the form of UFS 3.1 storage and LPDDR5 dual-channel RAM and some liquid cooling infrastructure.

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Xiaomi Mi 11 announcement heralds the arrival of Snapdragon 888 phones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.