Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra second screen is reportedly a Mi Band 5 display

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra splash

  • The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra’s second screen is reportedly borrowed from the Mi Band 5.
  • Xiaomi’s co-founder Lei Jun apparently revealed the information in a dwell stream.
  • The 1.1-inch AMOLED acts as a selfie mirror and notification ticker.

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is one of many extra spectacular telephones of the yr up to now, not less than on paper. There’s no single headlining characteristic, because the Ultra covers the entire fundamentals nicely. But that second screen on the rear is undoubtedly the eye-catcher.

If that rear display appeared a little just like one other Xiaomi product, that’s as a result of it is. Xiaomi co-founder Lei Jun (by way of ITHome) reportedly revealed in a Douyin dwell stream that the Mi 11 Ultra’s second screen is taken from the ~$30 Mi Band 5.

Xiaomi lately debuted the Mi Band 6, however the fifth iteration of the wearable was a formidable all-rounder. It packs a 1.1-inch 294 x 126 AMOLED display which conveniently matches into the Mi 11 Ultra’s digicam bump.

It’s a sensible transfer on Xiaomi’s half, too. Instead of growing a second screen particularly for the Mi 11 Ultra, using the Mi Band 5’s display preserve the invoice of supplies low and makes use of extra stock. The second screen needn’t be extraordinarily crisp, because it acts primarily as an information ticker and digital selfie mirror on the Ultra. Using a smaller, low-power display as a second screen additionally helps the Ultra preserve its 5,000mAh battery.

While different firms might not comply with swimsuit, the Mi 11 Ultra is a proof of idea for second screens. In idea, Samsung might add the Gear Fit 2’s display to a forthcoming mannequin. Huawei might additionally do one thing comparable.

The use of the Mi Band 5’s display on the Ultra received’t save the telephone from a value shock, although. It begins at 5,999 yuan (~$916) in China, and the one variant in Europe could be had for €1,199 (~$1,415). It’ll doubtless be the priciest ever Xiaomi telephone to launch in India.

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