Xiaomi India had an event today, revealing “India’s fastest charging smartphone” – the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge which tops up at up to 120W. It was accompanied by the Xiaomi 11i which is basically the same smartphone, but with a bigger battery and “just” 67W charging rate.
The Xiaomi 11i phones (not to be confused with the Mi 11i, sold in India as Mi 11X) have a Dimensity 920 chipset. The platform is accompanied by 128GB storage, expandable with a micro SD card, and 6GB or 8GB RAM.
The front of the Xiaomi 11i and Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge has a 6.67” Super AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, 1080p resolution and a Gorilla Glass 5 on top. There’s a single punch hole for the 16MP selfie camera.
On the back there are three more cameras – 108MP main, 8MP ultrawide and 2MP telephoto macro. The fourth hole is the LED flash and the fifth is there for symmetry – it has no practical use.
The difference between the two phones is in the battery department – the vanilla 11i has a 5,160mAh cell, while the HyperCharge makes do with a 4,500mAh one due to its more complicated design, enabling the 120W fast charging.
Other notable specs include Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 on top and a fingerprint scanner on the side, despite the OLED panel. Good news for everyone considering a purchase is that Xiaomi will bundle the appropriate charger – 67W adapter with the 11i, 120W with the 11i HyperCharge.
The Xiaomi 11i will sell for INR24,999 ($335/€300) or INR26,999 ($360/€320), depending on whether you want 6GB or 8GB RAM. The 11i HyperCharge is a tad more expensive – INR26,999 ($360/€320) or INR28,999 ($390/€345). Existing Redmi Note users can get up to INR4,000 ($53/€47) discounted from the price if they trade in their old phone.
Sales will begin on January 12. Xiaomi will offer both phones in four colors – Pacific Pearl, Stealth Black, Camo Green, and Purple Mist, and they can all be purchased at the Mi stores, Flipkart.com and “authorized retail partners”.