Xiaomi Mi 11 launch date confirmed, but don’t bother tuning in for the live event Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro

The Xiaomi Mi 11 was one of the most anticipated phones of 2021 – we say ‘was’ because, as it turns out, it’s actually coming in 2020.

On Chinese social media platform Weibo, Xiaomi confirmed its Mi 11 line of smartphones, the next generation of its flagship line, will launch on December 28 at 7:30pm CST (1:30pm GMT, 8:30am ET, 5:30am PT). That’s a day earlier than rumors were suggesting, and months earlier than the February launch precedent would suggest.