Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra gets Super Power Saver mode that disables main display & keeps only the secondary one on

The Mi 11 Ultra is the most premium and most expensive consumer phone from Xiaomi to hit the market, so much so, that the OEM likes to call it a ‘superphone’.

And true to its title, the device has some pretty superphone-ish specs as well including one of the most advanced camera tech you can lay hands on, 67W wired and wireless charging, 2K 120Hz display, and a Harman Kardon dual speaker setup.

But perhaps the ultimate limelight stealer is the cute little display at the rear that allows you to capture selfies from the 50MP rear camera, along with the additional utility of showing you the time, battery level, and even notifications.


And if all that isn’t already enough, a recently released MIUI 12.5 update has now proven that the rear display on the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra has the potential to be put to good use in more new innovative ways.

The update in question is a stable beta, carries a version number of, and has been released only in China as of now. You can download it from here.

It introduces a Super Power Saver mode that disables the main display and allows users to only use the rear one.


Xiaomi claims that when this mode is toggled on, the device can last up to 14 days on a single charge.

Seems pretty reasonable considering that when it is enabled, you’ll only be able to perform the absolute basics like checking the time, answering calls, and calling your selected emergency contact.

This Super Power Saver mode has been tucked under a page that can be accessed through a new separate item on the front page of the Settings menu titled ‘Rear display’.


Again, the build that brings along these changes is currently only released in China.

But if usual patterns are to go by, the global Mi 11 Ultra should be treated to the new rear display Super Power Saving mode with an update in the coming weeks.

That said, if you are still somehow stuck on the now-dated MIUI 12, then you will want to check your Updater app and install the recently released MIUI 12.5 update to experience all of its glory.

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