At the spring conference, Xiaomi presented several new smartphones. The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite (or Xiaomi Mi 11 Youth Edition in China) became the lightest and thinnest Xiaomi mobile phone in history, with a body thickness of only 6.81 mm and a weight of 159 g.

The body for this smartphone is supplied by BYD Electronics, which used a magnesium alloy instead of the traditional aluminum alloy for the first time. It is worth noting that the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite was the first mass-produced 5G smartphone with a magnesium alloy body.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite became the first mass-produced 5G smartphone with a magnesium alloy body

The advantages of magnesium alloy are low density, high strength, higher shock load than aluminum alloy, and excellent heat dissipation. Also, magnesium alloys have certain anti-corrosion properties and are used in aviation, aerospace, chemical, and other industries.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite received a 6.55-inch AMOLED screen, while the bottom bezel’s width is only 2.75 mm, while the other three bezels are 1.88 mm wide. Such a thin and light body houses a 4250 mAh battery with support for 33 W fast charging. It also became the first device in the world to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G SoC. This platform is manufactured using a 5nm manufacturing process and has an Adreno 642 GPU.

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