Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Ultra is going on sale in India in limited quantities. The company had announced its latest flagship smartphone back in March, but it’s been near-impossible to buy one outside of China ever since. The phone sold out instantly in the UK in May, suggesting very limited stock, and last month Xiaomi said the Indian launch would be delayed due to circumstances beyond our control.
Xiaomi has announced details of how people in India will be able to buy one, as long as they’re willing to jump through a few hoops. Customers will need to buy an ultra gift card for $27on the Mi.com website, which can later be redeemed against the price of the Mi 11 Ultra and includes some bonuses like two free screen replacements.
Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Ultra starts at $940 in India. Xiaomi hasn’t said how long the gift cards will be available, how many phones it’ll make available for purchase, or when they’ll ship, but it’s describing the release as a limited-quantity sale.Xiaomi’s key selling point for the Mi 11 Ultra over its non-ultra sibling is an all-new camera system. The main camera has a large 1/1.12-inch 50-megapixel sensor, and there are also 48-megapixel ultrawide and telephoto modules. All of this is housed in a gigantic camera bump complete with a secondary OLED screen that can serve as a viewfinder.
The Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Ultra uses an unconventional design that sees the smartphone come with a rear display. To this end, netizens have been wondering what special features its successor, Xiaomi Mi 12 Ultra will bring. In addition to reports of the Mi 12 Ultra debuting the Snapdragon 895 SoC, we have information on the camera.