Xiaomi is allegedly working on a new smartphone that would feature a curved 4K display, according to a listing on the Chinese certification agency TENAA’s website.
The new Xiaomi smartphone bearing the model number 2109119BC, speculated to be Xiaomi CC11 Pro, has surfaced on TENAA’s website, and features a really great set of specifications.
The main spotlight being on the 6.55-inch curved 4K (3,840×2,160px) OLED display with a pixel density of 672ppi.
The upcoming Xiaomi phone will also feature a Snapdragon 778G octa-core SoC with 2.4Ghz of clock speed with support for maximum of 16 GB RAM plus 512GB UFS3.0 storage along with 4500 mAh battery. At the moment we don’t have any information about the other variants of the phone, we will have to wait it out until it becomes official.
In terms of camera, the phone has a 64-megapixel primary sensor and two 8-megapixel shooters on the rear, and the front is where things become a little bit exciting, as the phone doesn’t appear to have any camera cutout on the front. This could mean that the phone will ship with an under-display selfie camera, making it Xiaomi’s second phone with an under-display camera.
It is also speculated that the phone will have an “iris recognition” sensor, which could really be just a fancy name for face unlock as we had seen with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge released in 2015; as well as an under-display fingerprint sensor.
This is not the first smartphone to feature a 4K display; Sony was the first to introduce a 4K display on a smartphone with its Xperia Z5 way back in 2015 and has been doing so since then. Thus, making 4K smartphones more or less exclusive to Sony.
4K displays on smartphones have had a very low rate of adoption due to the fact that the 4K displays with very dense pixel count on a small display is barely noticeable and provides diminishing returns over the more popular QHD resolution. 4K displays are also known to be quite power-hungry. Coupled with the now-standard 120Hz refresh rate, a 4K panel in 2021 will be more taxing on the battery than ever.
However, if Xiaomi actually manages to pull off something like this at the right price, there will be very little competition for it in the market.