Xiaomi has just announced the all-new Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE that will be a successor to the Mi 11 Lite smartphone that was launched by the Chinese brand last year. The smartphone houses a 6.55-inch AMOLED Dot display with a higher refresh rate of 90 Hz and a touch sampling rate of 240 Hz. The display also supports HDR 10+, DCI-P3 Color Gamut, Dolby Vision, and 10-bit TruColour is also supported. The phone is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which is why you need not worry about those accidental drops and scratches.
The device is powered by the Snapdragon 778 5G SoC built on the 6nm technology paired with Adreno 642L GPU. The processor is supplemented well by up to 8 GB RAM, and it runs on Mi UI 12.5 based on Android 11 out of the box. The phone has up to 256 gigs of UFS 2.2 storage that can be expanded up to 1TB with the help of a microSD card. Unfortunately, you get a hybrid slot with no support for a dedicated microSD card.
Although the smartphone has a 6.55-inch display, it weighs only about 158 grams which is not a lot and it is about 6.8mm thick providing it with that sleek-looking look. The bezels on the display are quite small which increases the viewing area, and makes the screen look even better. Talking about cameras, the phone houses a triple camera setup on the rear end with the main 64 MP shooter. You also get an 8 MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 5 MP tele macro camera. The selfie department is managed by a 20MP front camera with f/2.4 aperture. The smartphone offers several photography modes including a One-Click AI cinema mode, a new Vlog mode, and various cinematic filters.
The phone has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor integrated within the power button, and it retains Xiaomi’s proprietary IR blaster. Unfortunately, you do not get a dedicated microSD card. The phone draws its power from a 4,250 mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging.
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE: Pricing and Availability
The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE variant is offered in four color variants in the country: Bubblegum Blue, While Truffle Black, Snowflake White, and Peach Pink. The Snowflake White color is offered in a frosted and matte finish which looks quite similar to fallen snow. The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE starts at 369 Euros/ US$ 435/ Rs 32,000 for the base 6GB + 128GB variant. The higher-end variant with 8GB RAM and 128 gigs of storage will be offered at 399 Euros or approximately Rs. 34,500. The phone would go on sale shortly in several European countries via various offline and online retailers.