Xiaomi launched a bunch of their devices in China on September 15, 2021. This includes the Xiaomi 11T series which consists of the Xiaomi 11T 5G and the Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G. In addition, the brand also launched their Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE, as a successor to the Mi 11 Lite 4G. Now, the company is gearing up to launch the device in India on September 29, 2021.
Now, noted tipster Debayan Roy has taken to Twitter to reveal the smartphone’s price in India. Roy has been a very reliable leakster and his past leaks have almost always hit the spot. This time will hopefully not be any different. In addition, Roy has also revealed something unfortunate for existing Mi 11 Lite 4G users in India.
According to Roy, after the launch of the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE in the country, the 11 Lite 4G’s 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant will be discontinued. Further, he also added that the 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant of the device will receive a price cut of sorts. Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G price in India for the 6GB/128GB variant is currently set at Rs. 21,999. So, after the 5G NE’s India launch, this price will go down to Rs. 19,990. In addition, as per the tweet, the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE price in India will start at Rs. 21,999.
But having a look at the pricing of the Mi 11 Lite 4G variant in India, we assume the 5G variant will be priced a bit higher and can go up to as high as Rs.30,999 for the top variant.
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Further, popular tipster Abhishek Yadav retweeted Roy’s tweet to say something crucial. He feels that the company has in a way “cheated” their Mi 11 Lite 4G customers. He also adds that this is similar to what Realme did with their Realme X7 Max customers. This is because the brand recently unveiled that the X series will be replaced by their GT series in India.
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE Specifications
The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE will come with a 6.55-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display. In addition, the display comes with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels as well as a fast 90Hz refresh rate. Additional display features include Dolby Vision support and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top.
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When it comes to the processor, the smartphone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC. The octa-core flagship 5G chipset will pair up with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. When it comes to the software, the device runs on Android 11 OS with the MIUI 12.5 custom skin on top.
For photography and cinematography, the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE comes with a triple rear camera setup. The setup includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor alongside an 8-megapixel secondary sensor. Additionally, there is also a 5-megapixel tele-macro sensor in the setup. At the front, the device features a 20-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calls.
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The smartphone is fueled by a 4,250mAh battery along with 33W fast charging support. The device also packs all the essential connectivity options like 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, IR blaster, and a USB Type-C port for charging. We can also find a side-mounted fingerprint scanner on the device. Lastly, when it comes to dimensions, the device measures 160.53×75.73×6.81mm and weighs 158 grams.