After a successful announcement in China, Xiaomi Mi 11 is ready to enter the global market on February 8th. However, there are no official announcements about the Mi 11 Pro (or Mi 11 Lite, for that matter) yet. But this does not mean that only a smartphone will be released, as we are waiting for the release of the MIUI 12.5 global firmware.
Xiaomi will announce the exact details of the international release of the Mi 11 at an event on February 8 starting at 9am BST. The exact price will be announced at the event, but the phone is expected to cost around 800 euros, which equals 73,759 rubles at the current exchange rate.
As the version number suggests, MIUI 12.5 is a fairly simple upgrade from version 12.0. It’s still based on Android 11 but comes with a few cool new features. For example, this will allow you to hide the icons of pre-installed applications that you don’t use to keep your desktop clean.
A more interesting addition is MIUI+, which allows you to run apps from your phone on a Windows PC (including running multiple apps at the same time). You will also receive notifications from your phone.
While the Mi 11 ships with MIUI 12.5 out of the box, 27 Xiaomi and Redmi phones are waiting for the update. The first beta versions have already been released, but the final builds will be released over the next few months.