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- Xiaomi’s next flagship series could debut earlier than usual.
- Per tipster Digital Chat Station, the Xiaomi Mi 11 series is expected to debut in January 2021.
- Another tipster suggests it’s coming even sooner.
Update: December 3, 2020 (12 AM ET): A new leak now suggests that we might see the Xiaomi Mi 11 before the end of the year. According to tipster Ice Universe, the Snapdragon 888 Xiaomi flagship will be “released” at the end of December.
It’s unclear whether the tipster means the phone will come to market by the end of this month or if Xiaomi will simply announce it with availability set for January next year.
Original article: November 30, 2020 (01:03 AM ET): January is set to be a bumper month for launches. Already likely playing host to an early Samsung event and CES, Xiaomi is poised to debut its early 2021 flagship, too.
According to reliable tipster Digital Chat Station, the tentatively-titled Xiaomi Mi 11 will debut in the first month of the year.
If the Mi 11 series does debut in January, it would be a month sooner than usual for the Chinese firm’s flagship line. The Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 9 series debuted in February 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Xiaomi wouldn’t be the first brand to expedite its launches in 2021, though. Samsung is rumored to launch its Galaxy S21 series much sooner than usual. The OnePlus 9 line is also reportedly set to debut a month earlier than usual, albeit in March.
As for specs, we can posit Xiaomi will once again reserve Qualcomm’s top-notch silicon for its flagship line. The Snapdragon 875 should make an appearance. If the Mi 10 series is any indication, we can also expect the Mi 11 to focus on camera performance, battery life, and quick refresh rate displays.
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