Qualcomm will hold the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit early next month. During the event, the chip manufacturer should release its next flagship SoC namely the Snapdragon 875. Like last year, some smartphone OEMs are expected to announce their next-generation flagship products at this event.
Last year, Xiaomi was one of the few OEMs that announced its flagship Mi 10 series equipped with Snapdragon 865 during the technology summit. This year, we are waiting for the company to uncover the Mi 11 series at the press conference. Although Xiaomi has not disclosed any details of its upcoming flagship product, the recently leaked information indicates that the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro may have a major screen upgrade.
Today, a Weibo blogger revealed that Mi 11 Pro will use a QHD+ resolution panel with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. However, this will not be the first Android phone with a QHD+ panel and a 120Hz refresh rate. (The OPPO Find X2 Pro and the OnePlus 8 Pro already sport a QHD+ 120Hz panel). The Mi 10 Pro uses a FHD+ panel with a refresh rate of 90Hz. So this is a big leap for Xiaomi.
In addition to the high-resolution panel, Xiaomi is expected to introduce some new display functions through the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro. Another reliable Xiaomi whistleblower XDA senior member kacskrz recently discovered some new display functions in the latest MIUI 12 beta code, including MEMC video frame supplement, as well as video real-time SDR to HDR and video super resolution.
Xiaomi has implemented MEMC in several previous smartphones, including the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra and the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro. But the company has not yet provided video real-time SDR to HDR or video super-resolution functions in any of its devices. There are other devices on the market that provide real-time SDR to HDR conversion for video. Say, we can mention the OPPO Find X2 Pro and the OnePlus 8 Pro. At present, it is unclear whether Xiaomi will use self-developed display technology to provide these functions. Maybe it will obtain authorization from companies such as Pixelworks.