Xiaomi unveiled their next 2021 flagship: the Mi 11. According to AnandTech, the Chinese version of the phone sports a tweaked design and upgraded specs that offer a clear look at the kind of high-end features that top Android phones will ship with in the coming year. There are likely to be some updates to the Mi 11's European and global models, but this is an early look at what is likely to be the first major Android flagship in 2021 for now.

In contrast to the Mi 10, the improvements to the design of the Mi 11 seem slight. The monitor is marginally wider from the front at 6.81 inches in contrast to the 6.67-inch screen of the Mi 10. The extra room seems to have come from shrinking the device's bezels (always welcome), while raising the height and keeping the front's curved sides and hole-punch camera.

The Mi 11 has a 3200 x 1440 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It will also feature an under-display fingerprint sensor.The more noticeable modifications are kept at the back of the Mi 11. "The Mi 10's iPhone X-esque vertical camera "pill" is gone, and there is a thin glass "sheet cake" in its place. There are three rear cameras on the Mi 11: a 108-megapixel main sensor, a 5-megapixel telephoto, and an ultra-wide 13-megapixel. To pair it with its 4,600 mAh battery, the Mi 11 also has faster 50W wireless charging (previously on the Mi 10 Pro).

The Mi 11 is powered by the Snapdragon 888 and provides either 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM, switching from the battery to the remaining internal ones. Space starts at 128GB or 256GB, which in the mobile world, sadly, is still generous. The Mi 11 also has Wi-Fi 6 and support for 5G, like most recent smartphones.A charging brick is noticeably absent from the Mi 11. Xiaomi CEO, Lei Jun, announced that for environmental and cost-saving purposes, the Mi 11 will follow in Apple and (reportedly) Samsung's footsteps in removing the charging brick from the case.

The Chinese version of the Xiaomi Mi 11 is available today for pre-order and will begin shipping on 1 January. The price is ¥3,999 (around $611 USD) for the entry-level 8GB RAM/128GB storage model. At a later date, info on the pricing and features of the other Mi 11 models will come.