Xiaomi 11 Lite NE (New Edition) 5G has been launched in India as the latest 11 series smartphone. It was launched in the global markets earlier this month. The brand had launched a 4G version of the same device in the country in June this year. The Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G comes with the same specs as the 4G version except for the processor.
The smartphone is the fifth device in the Mi 11 series after the Ultra (review), 11X Pro (review), 11X 5G (review) and 11 Lite 4G. However, it’s worth noting that the company has ditched the Mi branding for Xiaomi, hence the latest offering is called Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G instead of carrying the ‘Mi’ moniker. It is also the first phone with Xiaomi branding in India.
Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G: launch date, event time, how to watch live stream
The Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G launched in India on September 29th. The launch event was live streamed on Xiaomi India’s official YouTube and social media channels.
Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G: price in India
Xiaomi is offering the latest launch in two RAM and storage configurations. Below is the pricing of the smartphone.
|Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G variants||Price|
|Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G 6GB + 128GB||Rs 26,999|
|Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G 8GB + 128GB||Rs 28,999|
Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G: sale date on Amazon
The Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G will be exclusively available for purchase from Amazon. It is also expected to be available from mi.com, Mi Home Stores across the country. It will go on sale from October 2nd.
Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G: specifications and features
90Hz AMOLED display
The Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G is touted to be the segment’s first smartphone with a 10-bit display panel that is capable of 1 billion+ colour reproduction. It supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision formats. The smartphone is also Widevine L1 certified for streaming videos in HD resolution on popular OTT platforms. There’s a 90Hz refresh rate that is the same as the 4G variant. The display is a 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel.
Xiaomi claims that the smartphone is the slimmest and lightest 5G phone of 2021 at just 158 grams. As for the design, the Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G looks similar to the Mi 11 Lite 4G version. The back panel has a square camera module with curved edges housing triple rear cameras and an LED flash. The power and volume rocker buttons are located on the right side of the device.
The Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G is available in four colour options i.e. Diamond Dazzle, Jazz Blue, Tuscany Coral, and Vinyl Black.
Internally, the Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G houses a Snapdragon 778G SoC paired with an Adreno 670 GPU onboard. The smartphone is also equipped with a heat dissipation system comprising a thermal pipe and a lighter graphite sheet.
12 5G bands
The Snapdragon 778G is integrated with an X53 5G modem with support for sub-6 5G networks and mmWave. The smartphone has support for 12 5G bands ensuring that buyers will benefit from the upcoming cellular network regardless of whichever 5G band is rolled out in the country.
Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G: other specifications and features
The smartphone features a 16MP front-facing selfie camera. On the back, the triple camera setup consists of a 64MP main sensor, 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 5MP telemacro unit. The device is fuelled by a 4,250mAh battery unit with support for 33W fast charging. Connectivity options on the smartphone include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, USB-C port, 3.5mm jack, IR Blaster, WiFi-6, Bluetooth 5.2, and dual-frequency GPS.