It has only been a few months since the Mi 11 Lite 4G variant was launched in India and Xiaomi has no plans to discontinue the phone.
Mi 11 Lite was launched only a few months ago.
- Mi 11 Lite 4G will not be discontinued in India.
- Xiaomi plans to launch a 5G variant of the phone.
- The Mi 11 Lite sold out in large numbers in the first week.
It has only been a few months since the Mi 11 Lite 4G variant was launched in India and Xiaomi has no plans to discontinue the phone as a few reports suggested earlier today. The smartphone maker is tipped to launch the 5G variant of Mi 11 Lite in the country soon and according to a new rumor, it will stop selling the 4G variant after that. In China, Xiaomi had launched the Mi 11 Lite in both 4G and 5G variants, but only introduced the 5G variant in the country.
The Mi 11 Lite is Xiaomi’s most expensive 4G smartphone in the country and focuses more on design and handling than hardware. It competes with the OnePlus Nord CE 5G in the Indian market. Xiaomi’s decision to only bring the 4G variant raised some eyebrows, but the company had made it clear that it would introduce a 5G variant if there was enough demand for it.
According to tipster Abhishek Yadav, the company has already dropped the Mi 11 Lite 4G variant and will announce the 5G model soon. However, India Today Tech has learned that Xiaomi has yet to make such a move, so you shouldn’t believe the rumour. Xiaomi has officially confirmed that the Mi 11 Lite is still selling in India through offline and online channels. It has no plans to discontinue the 4G variant in the country, yet.
Also, even though Xiaomi is planning to introduce the 5G variant, it doesn’t make much sense to discontinue the 4G variant, especially after the initial success it received. Many experts had chosen the iQOO Z3 and OnePlus Nord CE over the Mi 11 Lite, but the sales figures suggested otherwise.
Xiaomi had managed to sell Mi 11 Lite smartphones worth Rs 200 crore in less than a week. That comes to almost 90,000 units if you factor in the cost of the base variant. That was quite an impressive number for a device that also competed with popular products like Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, Poco X3 Pro, apart from those mentioned earlier.
The Mi 11 Lite 5G is the only smartphone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G chip in the world. It would be safe to assume that the 5G variant of the Mi 11 Lite will cost more than the 4G model and will be positioned between Rs 25,000 and Rs 30,000. This would make Xiaomi compete with the OnePlus Nord 2 but, would also create a rivalry with the Mi 11X which seems to be doing well on the same segment.
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