Xiaomi announced its latest handsets on 15 September (a day after Apple announced the iPhone 13 range) in the 11T and 11T Pro.
While the phones belong to the Mi range, they are also the first to launch in Europe without 'Mi' in the name, a prefix Xiaomi dropped for simplicity. Xiaomi also launched a budget 11 Lite 5G NE phone, Pad 5 tablet, and the Mi Band 6 with NFC at its event.
Both the 11T and 11T Pro are now available to buy in the UK and we've spotted a few impressive deals already including a free Xiaomi smart bundle worth £200 when you buy the 11T Pro.
We've gathered all the best deals right here, both on contract and SIM-free.
When do the Xiaomi 11T & 11T Pro release?
Xiaomi 11T sales began 8 October, while Xiaomi 11T Pro sales started 1 October.
Where to buy the Xiaomi 11T & 11T Pro SIM-free in the UK - Best deals
11T Pro SIM-free retailers - Free Mi Watch & £200 Xiaomi Smart Bundle Offers
The 11T Pro is now available to buy from Xiaomi where you'll find a number of deals.
To start, Xiaomi's including a free Mi Watch and Mi True Wireless Earphones 2S with the 11T Pro if you buy the handset by 14 October.
Those buying the 11T Pro (256GB) can also claim a massive Xiaomi smart bundle worth over £200. This includes a free Mi Smart Air Fryer 3, two Mi Home Security Cameras, and a Mi Smart Clock. You'll just need to make the purchase by 14 October and claim by 20 November.
Xiaomi has confirmed the retailers listed below will stock the 11T Pro, though we can't see availability just yet. Be sure to check back frequently (we'll also update this article once we start seeing stock).
Keep in mind, to claim the smart bundle you must make the purchase from either Argos, Very, Costco, Three or Vodafone. See all eligible retailers.
11T SIM-free retailers
The 11T goes on sale via Xiaomi on 8 October. Confirmed retailers in the UK include:
- Amazon - get £50 off until 14 October
- Argos - confirmed retailer, but not yet listed
- Very - confirmed retailer, but not yet listed
Where to buy the Xiaomi 11T & 11T Pro on contract
- Three - plans start from £31 per month (reduced to £15.50 first six months), £29 upfront for 1GB data
- Vodafone - Currently out of stock - plans start from £35 per month and £29 upfront with 25GB data
Both contract providers qualify as eligible retailers if you want to claim Xiaomi's smart bundle.
How much do the Xiaomi 11T & 11T Pro cost?
Xiaomi 11T price - £50 off
- 8GB RAM + 128GB storage- £499/€499
- 8GB RAM + 256GB storage - £549/€549 - save £50 with early bird pricing until 9 October
The handset is only available in Meteorite Gray at the moment.
Xiaomi 11T Pro price
The 11T Pro goes all the way up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, but that option may not release in the UK.
- 8 RAM + 128GB storage - £599/€649
- 8 RAM + 256GB storage - £649/€699
- 12 RAM + 256GB storage - €749
The handsets are available in Meteorite Gray and Moonlight White.
So what can you expect from the Mi 11T and 11T Pro?
For starters, the 11T isn't entirely an upgrade, but rather a more affordable version of the Mi 11, as Xiaomi makes way for the Xiaomi Mi 12 later this year.
Part of the price drop can be attributed to the step down from the Snapdragon 888 chip to a MediaTek Dimensity 1200, as well as a 8GB cap on the RAM (instead of 12GB). Compared to the 11, the 11T offers a smaller 6.67in display and a slightly thicker chassis (which now houses a larger 5000mAh battery), but you still get the 120Hz AMOLED screen.
Xiaomi retains the 108Mp main camera on the 11T too, though this time adds a larger f/1.75 aperture. The ultrawide sensor drops to 8Mp from 13Mp, however, but Xiaomi compensates with a 5Mp telemacro camera.
Things haven't changed much on the 11T Pro front. Xiaomi keeps the Snapdragon 888 and 12GB RAM top configuration while boosting wired charging speeds to 120W, which should allow a full charge in 17 minutes according to Xiaomi. You'll have to wait to read our review to see if that's true of course.
Stay tuned for our full review of the Xiaomi 11T phones. You can also see how the competition stacks up in our round-up of the best mid-range phones. See what we think about the Xiaomi 11T and Pad 5 launch in our weekly show Fast Charge:
See everything there is to know about the Mi 11T and 11T Pro. We're also separately looking at where to buy the Xiaomi Mi 11 and 11 Pro which has £150 off at the moment.