Xiaomi, the dark horse of a mid-range smartphone, has done an extreme trick to advance shipments of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra in April. Being the flagship phone of the brand brandishing an IP rating (along with Mi 11 Pro), Xiaomi concludes that it deserves to be unlocked.
They posted a short video showing the leader’s apparently disassembling phone call: it was all caught underwater.
In an epic pinch, we see a scuba jumper, apparently somewhere in the ocean, passing a new phone perched in a very enlightened, immersed presentation. He got it, and continued to completely disassemble the gadget. The phone boots up effortlessly, leaving the MIUI logo lit. Jumpers even seem to use the camera to take photos of submerged marine life.
Because of this, the phone does not come with a charger, as certain people in the comments emphasized that it will be obliterated in the water.
Following Apple’s disputed choice to sell iPhone 12sans chargers, Xiaomi’s Mi 11 setup may include a free charger if the buyer chooses the option when buying. And keep in mind that the charger is not waterproof, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra itself has an IP68 rating, which means it can last under 5 feet of water for 30 minutes.
We’ve seen tricks of this kind twice before, when T-Mobile pulled off a stunt (but emphatically less epic) stunt by someone in the pool. First they did it with the Samsung Galaxy S7 in 2016, and then again a year ago for the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G.
It’s worth knowing that given the fact that the phone has an IP68 rating, that doesn’t mean you have to swim with it in your pocket, or try to use it in water. All such authority tests are carried out in an ideal research facility climate, which you basically cannot reproduce at home. We are currently unable to see a truly waterproof phone available that promoters use it to sink danger-free.