Xiaomi's most expensive smartphone in India is priced around Rs 70,000
Xiaomi's most expensive smartphone in India is priced around Rs 70,000

Smartphone maker Xiaomi on Friday unveiled its most expensive handset, Mi 11 Ultra, at a price of Rs 69,999 in India to compete in the premium segment.

Before this, the company had launched Mi 10 5G for Rs 49,999 and Rs 54,999 in January which clocked sales of Rs 400 crore within three weeks of the launch.

"With the launch of Mi 11 Series, we have introduced technology that is not only future proof but also elevates the overall user experience, like no other. Pushing the boundaries of innovation, we have taken a giant leap forward in departments such as camera, sound, performance and display," Xiaomi India marketing lead for Mi Sumit Sonal said on the sidelines of launch.

Mi 11 Ultra is the first phone in the world to come with a pro-grade triple camera setup on the rear side which includes 48 megapixel (mp) ultra wide camera, 50 mp Truepixel GN2 camera and 48 mp periscope telephoto camera.

The phone has a 5G chipset from Qualcomm, Snapdragon 888 which claims to deliver 35 per cent faster processing speed than the previous version.

At the beginning of 2020, Xiaomi had announced that Mi and Redmi are going to operate as separate brands, with separate product, business and marketing teams.

"With Mi, we were focused on establishing it as a premium brand in the market, with an aim to bring the latest and the best technology to our Mi Fans. We will continue to launch premium products under the Mi portfolio to establish the difference between Redmi and Mi.

"Depending on the requirements, we will continue bringing products that are best suited for India, from global markets. We are hopeful that with good products and marketing, we will be able to change the prevailing perception," Sonal said.

Xiaomi India managing director Manu Jain said that the smartphone can withstand water for 30 minutes at a depth of up to 1.5 meter.

The company will announce availability of Mi 11 Ultra shortly.

Xiaomi leads India's smartphone market with 26 per cent market share in 2020.

Besides Mi 11 Ultra, the company launched two new smartphones Mi11X Pro and Mi 11X in the premium segment in the price bracket of Rs 29,999 - Rs 41,999 per unit. The Mi 11X Pro pre-order will be available in India from May 3 and Mi 11X from April 27 onwards.

The Mi 11X series comes integrated with ISRO's indigenously developed navigation system NavIC which will allow its user to have better navigation accuracy across India and 1500 kilometre around the Indian subcontinent.

The company also announced the launch of its new Mi QLED TV 75 for about Rs 1.2 lakh which will be available from April 27.

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