FiiO has upgraded the CPU unit from Exynos 7872 to Qualcomm’s eight-core Snapdragon 660 processor offering a faster, better, fluid user interface. The Exynos 7872 was limiting the Android system of M11 Pro to Android V7, Now the M11 Plus is loaded with the latest, more advanced Android 10 operating system. It has got some changes in looks and design of the player with new innovative physical volume buttons rather than the shell on the M11 Pro. The player has received a bump in the RAM section offering 4GB of RAM(3GB on the M11 Pro) while the internal storage is kept at the same 64 GB as on the M11 Pro. M11 Plus features a large 5.5” bezel-less display with an 18:9 ratio for a great visual experience.
The DAC and AMP part is kept the same as the FiiO M11 Pro. M11 Plus is equipped with a dual DAC setup featuring two AK4497EQ DAC chips paired to the THX AA-78 amplification module. AK4497EQ DAC chips are currently out of production that makes the quantity of M11 Plus very limited. It is available in two different variants, the Aluminum Alloy edition and Stainless Steel Edition. FiiO has priced them not lower than 749$ and 899.99$ respectively. HiFiGo is selling them very first starting at 799.99$. The device features three headphone output ports(3.5mm+2.5mm+4.4mm) same as the M11 Pro model.
FiiO M11 Plus is available in super limited quantities with only 6000 units of Aluminium Alloy variant and only 1000 units of Stainless Steel variant available worldwide. Be ready to order the M11 Plus straight away as once these numbers are fulfilled there won’t be a second batch of M11 Plus in the market.
– Limited AK4497EQ High-Performance Dual DAC Chipset.
– Neutrally Pure THX-AAA 78*2 Headphone Amplifier.
– Lightning-Fast Performance With Octa-Core Snapdragon 660 CPU.
– 6th Gen Honeycomb Design(Two different variants available, Stainless Steel and Aluminum Alloy).
– 5.5” crisp Bezel-less 18:9 Touchscreen Display.
– New-Gen Interactive Intelligent Volume System.
– New Digital Audio Purification System(DAPS) with Self-Developed 4th Gen FPGA+NDK femtosecond crystal oscillators.
– New & Advanced Android 10 OS.
– Global MQA 8X Decoding Support.
– High-Res Two-Way Bluetooth Support.
Comparison With M11 Pro
Better SoC, Better Performance
M11Plus is equipped with an eight-core Snapdragon 660 SoC that is much faster in comparison with the previously used Exynos 7872 in the M11 Pro offering better performance, smoother user interface.
Memory & Storage
FiiO has increased the RAM from 3GB in the M11 Pro to 4GB in the M11 Plus. This helps in making multi-tasking and application usage smoother in the M11 Plus.
Innovative Volume Controls
M11 Plus features newly designed volume controls including physical buttons and a touch-sensitive sliding panel. Users can easily adjust the volume on the device either by using the physical buttons or even by swiftly sliding the finger over the touch panel between them.
Bigger Better Screen
M11 Plus features a large 5.5” bezel-less display with crisp, and high-quality pictures. The M11 Pro featured a smaller 5.15” display. The display on M11 Plus looks better thanks to its bezel-less design that makes it look rich and premium.
M11 Plus now features the latest Android 10 OS bringing all the new applications and features to this powerful device.
The OG M11 Pro never supported balanced line-out functionality, but with the M11 Plus enjoy your balanced amplifiers with pure balanced line-out from the device.
Improved Bluetooth Support
M11 Plus now supports Bluetooth V5.0 connectivity offering a better, more stable connection when compared to the V4.2 connectivity of the M11 Pro. It also supports AAC codec along with SBC, AptX, AptX HD, and LDAC.
Improved USB Connection
FiiO has loaded the M11 Plus with USB 3.0 connectivity providing high-speed up to 90MB/S writing speed. It also supports a fast 27W charger(M11 Pro had a USB 2.0 connector with 30MB/s write speed and 18W charging support).
Improved Battery Life
M11 Plus has a music playback time of up to 11.5 hours. The M11 Pro had a battery life of up to 9.5 hours.
Along with all these features, M11 Plus also included support for widely used Apple Music service which was not supported by M11 Pro. All these new, advanced features with just a slight bit of increase in the price make the M11 Plus a worthy buy in 2021. Order yours today from Hifigo store here.