The official launch of the Xiaomi Mi 11 series is said to be December 28 2020 and from the look of things Xiaomi already got on the good side of buyers. This is surprising given the fact that there will be no charger in the box for this new member of the Xiaomi Mi.

Xiaomi flagship phones are known to be among the most affordable flagship phones even though they come with all the top end specs. And it seems most fans have fallen in love with the new Xiaomi Mi 11 even before it is launched.

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The price tag on the Chinese retailer site is about 9,999 yuan ($1,528). But the price will vary depending on the model of the Mi 11 you purchase as there will be Mi 11, Mi 11 Pro and possibly an Ultra version.

The rumored price range for the Xiaomi Mi 11 smartphones starts from about 4,500 yuan (US$688) for its 8 GB + 128 GB regular model to 5,299 yuan (US$810) for the base variant of the Mi 11 Pro.

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Going by the above purchase price and assuming a unit of the Mi 11 is sold at 4,900 yuan ($749), with a bookings of some 226,116 means Xiaomi made some 1.1 billion yuan ($169 million) in sales already. And the device is not even launched yet.

MyDrivers which is a Chinese media site also hinted that the sales of the Xiaomi Mi 11 could start from January 1 2021.

Since this device will be among the first to use the Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform, it might also be coming to Africa. The recently released Xiaomi Mi 10T 5G in Nigeria was received by many Nigerians with open arms.

Hopefully the price won’t be cutting too deep into the pockets if average Africans.

Source1, Source2 (in Chinese)

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