The rear screen of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra looks unusually familiar and now we know why

Imagine that Apple put an Apple Watch on the back of its iPhone?

Well, Xiaomi did something like that. The company’s latest flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, has a small screen on the back. Now Xiaomi CEO Lei Yun (via TechRadar) has revealed that this is the same screen the company uses for its Mi Band 5 smart wearable device – a 1.1-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 126 x 294 pixels.

The decision to use the same screen for two different devices probably comes down to cost savings, but in a way it makes this feature on the Mi 11 Ultra even cooler.

The screen of the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 is small, but quite shiny.

Although I haven’t tried the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra yet, I own a Xiaomi Mi Band 5 and I can confirm that the screen is sharp and visible in sunlight.

The company has also announced the official removal of the Mi 11 Ultra on YouTube, so you can see exactly what’s inside. See below.

In terms of features, the optional Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra screen will display time, date, day of the week and battery status, but will also display notifications and can be used to take selfies if you take selfies with the rear camera.

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra launches today in Malaysia, followed by a launch in India on April 23rd. The phone will arrive in Europe at some point, starting at 1,199 EUR (1,410 USD), but the exact date has not yet been announced.