Xiaomi has launched the 11i and Hypercharge versions of the 11i in India. The Hypercharge variant offers 120 W fast charging. Below are the specifications, price, and availability of both devices.
Xiaomi launched two new mid-range smartphones in 2022: the Xiaomi 11i and the Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge. A key feature of the Hypercharge is its 120-watt fast charging, which the company claims can charge 100 percent in 15 minutes. Let’s look at the best Xiaomi phones of 2019.
Xiaomi 11i, 11i Hypercharge: Price in India, sale date
Xiaomi’s 11i will start at Rs 24,999 for the 6GB RAM+128GB version, while the 8GB RAM+256GB version will cost Rs 26,999. Xiaomi‘s 11i Hypercharge variant is priced at Rs 26,999 for the version with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, and Rs 28,999 for the version with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. Xiaomi will also launch the 120W charging bundle separately with a cable for Rs 3999, but the exact date has not been confirmed.
There is also the option to add 3GB of virtual RAM to both phones. However, a number of New Year’s offers, including bank cashback, bring the price down further. Xiaomi 11i users who use SBI cards will receive a cashback of Rs 2000, and Hypercharge users will receive a cashback of Rs 2500. Xiaomi is also partnering with Flipkart for its Smart Upgrade program. Under this program, users will be able to buy the Xiaomi 11i and Hypercharge for just 70 percent of the original price. Flipkart also offers other buyback programs for other smartphones through its e-commerce brand.
Xiaomi is offering Redmi Note owners an additional Rs 4000 off if they upgrade to the Xiaomi 11i and 11i Hypercharge series. Flipkart and Xiaomi stores, as well as Mi.com and other retail outlets, will begin selling these phones on January 12.
Xiaomi 11i, 11i Hypercharge: Specifications
As far as specifications go, the Xiaomi 11i and 11i Hypercharge are largely the same, with the only differences being the charging speeds and the battery capacity.
There is a 120W Hypercharge charger for the 11i and a 67W charger for the Hypercharge variant, but the Hypercharge variant gets a slightly smaller 4500 mAh dual battery.
Xiaomi also claimed that the battery lifespan would not be affected by the fast charging speeds on the Hypercharge variant. According to the company, the battery will retain roughly 80 percent of its life span even after 800 cycles of charging. High fasting rates tend to negatively impact battery life or how long the battery can hold its peak capacity, which ends up impacting overall performance.
The Hypercharge variant also offers customers the option of turning off this high-speed charging. Xiaomi says the 120W charging is disabled by default when a customer buys a new phone. The words 120W will appear in yellow when a user plugs it into the fast charger to know if it is fast charging.
With a full HD+ (2400 x 1080) display and 120 Hz refresh rate, both phones have 360 Hz touch sampling rates. It has a peak brightness of 1200 nits and a typical brightness of 700 nits. The display is a G-OLED (in-cell).
The phones feature the Mediatek 920 Dimensity chipset, and this is a dual-SIM device with a microSD slot on one of the nano-slots. A maximum of 1TB can be expanded. In addition to Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, IR Blaster, and X-Axis Linear vibration, these phones have Wifi 6.
There are two cameras on the back: 108MP (Samsung HM2 sensor) and 8MP ultra-wide. Xiaomi claims that its phones have dual Native ISO, which will reduce noise and ensure better dynamic range in photos. There is a 16MP camera on the front. They run MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11 and will be one of the first to receive MIUI 13.
The phones have dual speakers and come with Dolby Atmos, Hi-res audio certification, and Hi-res wireless certification. There is a fingerprint sensor on the side of the phone as well.