Having launched the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G in April 2021, the company launched the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE (New Edition) in September 2021. The device is powered by the Qualcomm SM7325 Snapdragon 778G 5G processor, which is based on the 6 nm technology. It has an octa-core processor, and its AnTuTu v9 benchmark score is a massive 527663. The device runs Android 11 out of the box and the Android skin will be MIUI 12.5. Coming to the phone’s dimensions, the phone measures 6.32 inches in height, 2.98 inches in width, and 0.27 inches in thickness. One of the unique things about this smartphone is its weight, which is only 159 grams. Most phones weigh close to 190 grams, which makes this phone almost 30 grams lighter than its competitors. The device has an IP53 rating for dust and splash protection.
Coming to the screen quality, the device has a 6.55 inches FHD+ screen with a screen-to-body ratio of 85.3% and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. It has an AMOLED panel and the PPI density is 402. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and the phone has Dolby Vision. The smartphone can go up to 800 nits of brightness and needless to say, the multimedia experience will be great. The Adreno 642L GPU handles the gaming and graphic requirements of the phone.
You can set your refresh rate to 60Hz or 90Hz based on your preference. The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE comes in three configurations, 6 GB RAM with 128 GB internal storage, 8 GB RAM with 128 GB internal storage, and 8 GB RAM with 256 GB internal storage. The price starts from €349 while the RAM type and storage type is LPDDR4X and UFS 2.2 respectively. The phone supports 2G to 5G connectivity, and it allows you to extend your phone’s storage via an SD card, but it lacks a dedicated card slot. The absence of a dedicated card slot is one of the rare disadvantages of owning this device. The other disadvantage of owning this device is the absence of a 3.5 mm headphone jack. However, it does have dual speakers. For color, there are four options, Truffle Black, Bubblegum Blue, Peach Pink, and Snowflake White.
The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE has a triple camera setup on the back. It has a 64 MP wide camera, 8 MP ultrawide camera, and a 5 MP telephoto macro camera. The rear camera setup allows you to record not just 720p and 1080p videos, but also 4K videos. The rear camera and video features include Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama. On the front, the camera has a 20 MP camera, with which you can record 1080p and 720p videos. The front camera features include HDR, and panorama. The device supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, and an infrared port. Sensors include a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. Coming to battery and charging, the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE has a 4250 mAh non-removable lithium-polymer battery. The smartphone supports 33W fast charging, and it has USB Type-C 2.0.