Where to buy the Xiaomi Mi 11 in the UK and Europe

Xiaomi officially announced its latest handset, the Mi 11, for western markets on 8 February. The phone, which released in China last December, is the first to boast the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, which promises dramatic leaps in 5G, AI, gaming and photography.

If that’s not impressive enough, the Mi 11 will also offer a 6.81in AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 2K (3200×1440) resolution – a first for Xiaomi.

Other features to look forward to include a 4600mAh battery suited to 55W fast charging and 50W wireless charging, and a 108Mp main camera. A Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Lite is also in the release pipeline, though release details have not yet been confirmed. Catch up on all Mi 11-related news and rumours here.

Xiaomi has confirmed that the standard Mi 11 will arrive in Europe this month, and to the UK in March though specific dates remain elusive. If you can’t wait until then, you can have the handset imported from China, though be warned, it may not necessarily be the fastest option when you factor in shipping times.

Here’s where you can buy the Xiaomi Mi 11 right now from the UK and Europe, plus all confirmed pricing information.

How much does the Xiaomi Mi 11 cost?

UK pricing remains unannounced, but Xiaomi has confirmed European pricing as follows:

8GB RAM/128GB storage – €749 (around £656)
8GB RAM/256GB storage –  €799 (around £700)

There’s also a 12GB RAM/256GB option that’s available in China, but that won’t be arriving in Europe.

We’ve converted prices to GBP above, but Xiaomi could keep with European pricing and offer the phones for £749 and £799 (to match respective configurations). This would also keep UK pricing consistent with Mi 10 pricing.

Unlike the iPhone 12 and new Samsung Galaxy S21 phones, the Xiaomi Mi 11 will ship with a charger.

Watch the Xiaomi Mi 11 launch again if you missed it.

Where to buy the Xiaomi Mi 11

Until the Mi 11 is officially available to buy in the UK, you’ll have to have it shipped from China which limits the number of retailers you can turn to. You’ll also be limited to the Chinese version of the phone. 

Right now Gearbest is only one of two retailers shipping the handset to the UK – the other being eBay if you’re willing to risk going to the marketplace (this wouldn’t be our first choice).

Gearbest is offering the base model with 8GB RAM and 128GB for £622.82. It’s available in Blue or Black. Keep in mind, expected shipping times can range anywhere from 15-50 business days. If you’re willing to wait that long you might as well wait for the official European release.

If you opt for eBay, prices surge to £819.17 for the base configuration. Delivery is free and should arrive within two weeks. Another seller that claims to have UK stocks is offering the 8GB/256 option for £769. 

EU customers (not including the UK) can turn to Geekbuying for a greater range of options. There, the Mi 11 is available in black, white, and blue and in all RAM and storage configurations – including the 12GB/256GB option that’s exclusive to China.

The prices range as follows: £623.99 (8GB/128GB in Black), £725.39 (8GB/256GB) and £811.19 (12GB/256GB).

We expect pre-launch availability in the UK to grow once the phone goes on sale in Europe. UK customers should then be able to have it shipped to the UK from countries closer to home.

We’d recommend keeping an eye on Amazon Germany, Amazon France and Amazon Spain once the phone releases in Europe (as they all currently sell the Mi 10). Here’s how to change your Amazon country setting.

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