After the global launch of the Mi 11, people were wondering how come Xiaomi only launched one Mi 11 variant. A Mi 11 Ultra has recently appeared with a humongous camera bump and unusual secondary display, and it seems that Xiaomi is also working on a Mi 11 Lite as well.
A alleged Mi 11 Lite render surfaced in a Weibo post, and its back panel looks very identical to the Mi 11 with the triple rear camera setup. The main difference this time is with the display, where you are getting a flat panel instead of the more premium curved variety. The Mi 11 Lite render also reveals a punch-hole and possible use of an AMOLED panel since there is no fingerprint scanner to be found on the side or back—it might use an in-display fingerprint scanner like its vanilla sibling.
Given that the Mi 10 Lite is a 5G-ready phone, the Mi 11 Lite is expected to be 5G-ready, and a Snapdragon 768G processor might power it since Qualcomm has yet to announce a successor to the Snapdragon 765G. There are reports of a 4G version as well, which is said to be powered by a Snapdragon 732G processor.
There are no other leaks revealed yet as of this writing, but given its near-similar looks with the vanilla model, some key features of the Mi 11 might make it to the Lite version. We expect the display resolution to be downgraded to Full HD+ and the main rear camera to be just 64-megapixels but other than that, the Mi 11 Lite is expected to be a strong, mid-range 5G offering from Xiaomi for global markets.
We also do not know yet when Xiaomi will launch the Mi 11 Lite globally. While the Mi 11 is already official globally, there’s no word yet when it will be available in the Philippines.