MIUI 12 code hints the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro could have a QHD+ display
Although Xiaomi is yet to unveil details about the upcoming Mi 11 series, new strings of code spotted in a recent MIUI 12 beta release suggest that the top-of-the-line Mi 11 Pro could feature some major display enhancements. The strings reveal that Xiaomi is working on adding support for MEMC, SDR-to-HDR upmapping, and AI upscaling to its latest Android skin, and we suspect that these display features might make their way to the company’s next flagship smartphone. Along with these new display features, the Mi 11 Pro might also feature a high-resolution QHD+ display.
XDA Senior Member and frequent Xiaomi tipster kacskrz has discovered new strings in the Settings app of the latest MIUI 12 based on Android 11 release, which point towards the QHD+ resolution display. While these strings don’t explicitly confirm the Mi 11 Pro will have a QHD+ resolution panel, their existence corroborates a report from Weibo leaker Digital Chat Station. Here are the new strings:
<string name="resolution_fhd">FHD+ (Full HD)</string>\n<string name="resolution_fhd_summary">2400×1080</string>\n<string name="resolution_qhd">QHD+ (Quad HD)</string>\n<string name="resolution_qhd_summary">3200×1440 (consumes more power)</string>\n<string name="save_battery_mode">Save power with QHD+</string>\n<string name="save_battery_mode_summary">Switch resolution automatically to save power</string>
As you can see in the aforementioned strings, the latest MIUI 12 update brings a new “Quad HD” 3200×1440 resolution setting. The setting comes with a disclaimer, which states that it “consumers more power.” Furthermore, it includes a battery saver mode, which will automatically switch the display to FHD+ resolution to save power. Since none of Xiaomi’s existing devices feature a QHD+ panel, this new setting has likely been added for an upcoming device; quite possibly the Mi 11 Pro.
It’s worth noting that Xiaomi’s last flagship — the Mi 10 Pro — only had an FHD+ panel with a 90Hz refresh rate. So if the Mi 11 Pro has a QHD+ panel at 120Hz, it would be a massive upgrade over its predecessor. However, it wouldn’t be the first phone to feature such a panel. The OnePlus 8 Pro and OPPO Find X2 Pro were the first two devices to feature QHD+ 120Hz panels. Interestingly, these devices also offered the aforementioned display features that are expected to make their way to the Mi 11 Pro.
Featured image: Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro