Xiaomi launches Mi 11 Ultra premium Android smartphone in New Zealand

It boasts an AMOLED screen on the rear for taking selfies.
It boasts an AMOLED screen on the rear for taking selfies Photo credit: Supplied

New Zealand's top-tier Android smartphone options for consumers has expanded with the release of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra.

It's the latest premium flagship phone by the Chinese electronics manufacturer, which is currently the world's third largest smartphone provider.

It will go head to head against the likes of Samsung and Oppo in Aotearoa, both of which have premium Android phones on sale with the Galaxy S21 Ultra and the Find X3 Pro respectively.

The M11 Ultra has a 50MP main camera, combining both Xiaomi and Samsung technology for the new GN2 primary camera image sensor which is said to be the largest in any smartphone. Dual Pixel Pro technology on the main camera also allows the shooting of 8K videos.

The phone has dual AMOLED displays - a 120GHz, 6.8 inch front screen and a rear 1.1 inch screen so users can see themselves as they take selfies.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
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It's powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

"We have had an enormous number of requests for Mi 11 Ultra from our die-hard Kiwi Mi fans," said Mi Oceania spokesperson Eric Chang.

"We are very pleased to have secured a limited run of Mi 11 Ultra for New Zealand so we can officially introduce its ultimate performance and photography capabilities to New Zealanders."

The Mi 11 Ultra is launching with a cost of NZ$2099. That's the current starting price of the iPhone 12 Pro Max on Apple's New Zealand store, while Samsung's S21 Ultra starts at $2199 and Oppo's Find X3 Pro starts at $1899.