Xiaomi is going big with its March 29 event. The company will introduce not only three or four Mi 11 phones, one complete with the new liquid lens technology and a Mi Mix phone for good measure.
Today we also learn the company will bring a silicon-oxygen anode battery for the Mi 11 Ultra and will introduce an entirely new chip, without actually mentioning what it will do.
Xiaomi teasers about the new chip and the new battery
The battery of Mi 11 Ultra will have super fast-charging, and according to the company, the Si-O2 technology will help make mobile phones thinner and will charge faster. The idea has been borrowed from “new energy vehicles” and will introduce nano-scaled silicon material through the negative electrode that, in theory, will have 10 times greater capacity than graphite.
Speaking about the new chip, Xiaomi said it is “surging” with happiness about the new launch, obviously a nod to the Surge S1 SoC that was introduced back in 2017. However, we it’s unclear if we’ll see a new Surge S2, or something along the lines of a dedicated ISP for the liquid lens.