Xiaomi is one of the most popular budget smartphone makers in the world, but it's not shying away from making some enticing premium phones. The Mi 11 Ultra sits at the apex but those hungry for performance on a tighter budget should take a look at the Mi 11X series — aka just rebranded versions of the Redmi K40 and K40 Pro+.

The Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor whereas the standard Mi 11X has the Snapdragon 870 at the helm. There are a few more differences worth considering, but these phones do have a lot in common.

They look identical, both with a relatively slim camera module that has two distinctive eyes that do a good job in setting them apart from the crowd.

Mi 11X Pro


Processor 11X Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 | 11X Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
RAM 11X Pro: 8GB LPDDR5 | 11X: 6/8GB LPDDR5
Storage 11X Pro: 128GB/256GB | 11X: 128GB
Display 6.67-inch OLED panel, FHD+ (2400 x 1080), 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10+ certification, True Tone, MEMC
Battery 4,520mAh, 33W charging
Front camera 20MP f/2.5
Rear cameras 11X Pro: 108MP ISOCELL HM2 f/1.7 wide + 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide + 5MP f/2.4 macro | 11X: 48MP Sony IMX562 f/1.8 wide + 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide + 5MP f/2.4 macr
Connectivity Dual SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, 11X Pro: Bluetooth 5.2 | 11X: Bluetooth 5.1
OS MIUI 12 on Android 11
Dimensions 163.7 x 76.4 x 7.8 mm, 196 grams
Ports USB Type-C, IR blaster
Colors Cosmic Black, Lunar White, Celestial Silver
Biometrics Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
Miscellaneous IP53 certified, Dolby Atmos stereo speakers
Price 11X Pro: 8GB+128GB - ₹39,999 (~$533), 8GB+256GB - ₹41,999 (~$560) | 11X: 6GB+128GB - ₹29,999 (~$400), 8GB+128GB - ₹31,999 (~$427)

The display is a 6.67-inch FHD+ OLED with a 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling. It has a peak brightness of 1300 nits and also boasts HDR10+ support. This along with the Dolby Atmos supported dual speakers should offer a good media and gaming experience.

As for the cameras, the Pro variant gets a 108MP ISOCELL HM2 sensor, whereas the standard variant has an aging 48MP Sony IMX582 sensor. The other two cameras are the same for both devices — an 8MP ultrawide and a 5MP macro. They even share a 20MP selfie shooter.

The similarities extend to the battery department too in that they have a 4,520mAh battery with support for 33W fast wired charging. They can even do wired reverse charging at 2.5W.

The Mi 11X Pro is priced at ₹39,999 (~$533) for the 8GB + 128GB model and ₹41,999 (~$560) for the 8GB + 256GB variant — right in the neighborhood of the OnePlus 9R and the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G. The Mi 11X, on the other hand, is priced at ₹29,999 (~$400) for the 6GB + 128GB model and ₹31,999 (~$427) for the 8GB + 128GB model.

They will go on sale on April 24 and April 27 respectively on mi.com and Amazon.