Today’s smartphone cameras are good enough for all but the most serious photographers. However, sometimes it would be nice to take a selfie using the sharper rear camera instead of the front-facing one. The only problem is that you can’t see yourself while snapping the image.
Thanks to Xiaomi, that will no longer be an issue. The company recently showed off its Mi 11 Ultra, complete with a massive rear-camera “bump” that houses a one-inch screen. It’s certainly a unique choice from a design standpoint.
Although it isn’t likely that other smartphone manufacturers will try to replicate it, Xiaomi is ahead of the competition with its huge Mi 11 Ultra.
When the original Mi 11 debuted, it brought consumers Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 888 flagship processor. That was a welcome addition at the time. However, consumers aren’t content to stop there.
That’s why the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra comes packed with a ton of extra features. No, the large phone and its 6.8-inch size aren’t for everyone. That being said, there are plenty of things about this device that make it an attractive option.
Perhaps the biggest upgrade is the inclusion of Samsung’s cutting-edge ISOCELL GN2 sensor as the main camera. That promises to give consumers brilliant shots regardless of their environment.
The more exciting feature may be the device’s built-in rear selfie screen. Only a few device makers have done something similar, giving consumers a way to see what’s happening on-screen even if the main display is facing away from them.
While the screen certainly excels at taking selfies with the rear camera, it can also be used in a few other ways. For instance, it can display notifications when your phone is lying face-down and show helpful information like the weather forecast.
Sure, nobody really needs a screen on the back of their phone. It is certainly a nice feature to have, though, when you’re ready to take a killer selfie.
The Other Cameras
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra’s rear screen and powerful main camera are enough to draw all the attention. However, the device is outfitted with an array of other nifty features that make it one of the better phones for camera enthusiasts.
It boasts a 50-megapixel wide-angle sensor that’s just a bit smaller than those found on some dedicated cameras. That means the Mi 11 Ultra is able to pick up more light from the environment to create clearer shots—including at night. The phone also features a 48-megapixel ultrawide lens and a 48-megapixel periscope-style 5x optical zoom.
On the other side, the Mi 11 Ultra has a “quad-curved” AMOLED display, which is identical to the one found on the regular model. It has a crisp 120Hz refresh rate.
The Ultra is slightly brighter than its standard counterpart, boasting 1,700 nits of brightness. It also has support for 1.07 billion colors, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision. Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Ultra supports 67W fast charging and comes with a massive 5,000mAh battery.
Again, this phone isn’t for casual consumers. Power users and photography enthusiasts may want to take a look when it arrives “very soon.”