As the summer months are coming to an end, technology companies are starting to put together the calendar of events and product launches. Xiaomi is ready to hold a big event on Wednesday, September 15, where we will see the latest smartphones, tablets and other products in the manufacturer’s pipeline. With that in mind here is an overview of what to expect at the event.
Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro
The star (s) of the show will be the all-new Xiaomi 11T series. We expect a vanilla and Pro model, and they will mark the first premium Xiaomi phones launched on the global stage without the Mi brand, which has been discontinued as confirmed by Xiaomi last month.
Xiaomi 11T (picture: @_snoopytech_)
Both phones are expected to pack 120Hz refresh rate monitors that are supposed to be of the AMOLED type. The chipset department should have a big difference with the 11T using the MediaTek Dimensity 1200, while the 11T Pro should instead arrive with the Qualcomms Snapdragon 888.
Xiaomi 11T Pro (picture: @_snoopytech_)
An earlier leak from August detailed the 11T’s camera setup: a 64MP OmniVision OV64B main sensor, a Sony IMX355 ultra-wide shooter and a named 3x ‘telemacro’ camera. The 11T Pro could choose a similar setup, but with a 108MP Samsung HM2 sensor at the helm.
The Xiaomi 11T Pro also charges up to 120W speeds via USB-C, while the 11T’s charging speeds are still unknown. Both 11T models will receive up to three Android versions and four years of security updates over their lifetime.
European prices for the Xiaomi 11T are rumored to start at € 746 / £ 634 for the 8/128 GB model, while the 8/256 GB configuration is expected to come in at € 778 / £ 661. The 11T Pro is likely to cost € 896 / £ 759 in its 8 / 128GB trim and € 929 / £ 785 for the 8 / 256GB variety.
Global debut of the Xiaomi Pad 5 series
Last month, Xiaomi re-introduced the Android tablet sphere with its Xiaomi Pad 5 and Pad 5 Pro-to 11-inch slate with 120Hz IPS LCD screens and powered by Snapdragon 860 and 870 chipsets, respectively. The only caveat was that both were exclusive to China, but it looks like Wednesday’s event will change that, and international users will be able to buy Xiaomi Pads.
See our detailed coverage of the Xiaomi Pad 5 series here.
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Xiaomi has always offered balanced budget-friendly devices in its portfolio, and a new Lite model is also on the way. As officially confirmed earlier this week, the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE (new edition) will also be launched on September 15. Based on the information we have been able to gather so far, this will be a Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G, but with a Snapdragon 778G chipset in instead of the Snapdragon 780G.
It seems that the global chipset shortage is affecting Xiaomi’s plans, thus creating the need for 11 Lite 5G NE. Everything else from the 6.55-inch AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate to 64 triple camera setup and 4,250 mAh battery with 33W charging will remain unchanged from the 11 Lite 5G. The price for NE is expected to be around € 359 for the base model 6 / 64GB.