The Xiaomi Mi11 Ultra has a second display on its giant camera bump

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Xiaomi’s Mi11 Ultra has a bit of a screen on its unusually wide camera bump.

Xiaomi / Screenshot by Sarina Dayaram / CNET

Xiaomi unveiled its digital stops on Monday to show off its latest smartphone, the Taj Ratna, the Mi11 Ultra, as the Chinese company launches the flagship Mi Ultra phone globally for the first time. The Mi11 Ultra, unveiled on Monday at an hour-long virtual event with the Mi11 Lite and Mi11 Lite 5G, is good with the kind of top-the-line specs you can expect from one of the highest profile Android phones. Of 2021.

But its standout feature is the second screen, a feature that is even more unusual when you don’t have a foldable phone to the Mi11 Ultra.

On the front is a display, of course – a 6.81-inch AMOLED panel. But there’s a second, smaller screen located on three huge camera bumps, to the right of the three rear cameras. The display takes the form of a 1.1-inch AMOLED, which Xiaomi says is useful for alerts like data and battery life, time and incoming commands if the phone is not down. More importantly, it features selfie previews, meaning you can rely on the MI11 Ultra’s three “pro-grade” rear cameras to take selfies.

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Xiaomi / Screenshot by Sarina Dayaram / CNET

The Mi11 Ultra’s rear camera module includes a 50-megapixel main sensor as well as a 48-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 48-megapixel periscope-style telephoto lens. List of text on the Gargantuan camera bump surpasses Samsung’s signature 100x space zoom feature seen on the latest Ultra versions of the S20, S21 and Note 20. Plus it has 10x optical zoom, which makes the M11 Ultra a virtual zoom king.

As you would expect from the flagship, the Mi 11 Ultra also has a laundry list of the top excellent specs: crystalline performance; The fastest Android processor around, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888; Large 5,000-mAh battery; A set of stereo speakers co-developed by Herman Cardon; And a trifle of fast-charging support.

Xiaomi has not yet announced prices outside of China, but the 256GB version, which is the model to launch internationally, will sell for 6,499 yuan (about 90,990, 15,715 or AU $ 1,295). For more details, take a look at the specs chart below.

Xiaomi’s Mi11 Ultra Specs

Display size, resolution,

Front: 6.81-inch AMOLED display (3,200×1,440 pixels), Rear: 1.1-inch AMOLED (126×294 pixels)

Pixel density

Rear: 515 ppi

Dimensions (millimeters)

164.3 x 74.6 x 8.38 mm

Weight (unns, grams)

234 g

Mobile software

Android 11

Hear the camera

50-megapixel (main with 1 / 1.12 inch sensor), 48-megapixel (ultraviolet with 120 FOV), 48-megapixel (telephoto)

Front-facing camera

20 megapixels

Video capture



Snapdragon 888


256 GB


12 GB

Special features

120x digital zoom, 10x ical optical zoom, 5G, 67W wired and wireless charging, 10W reverse wireless, IP68, 120Hz refresh rate

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5,000 mAh