At the beginning of this year, Xiaomi had impressed us with it’s budget-friendly Redmi Note 10 series smartphones that were among the best-selling models in both it’s domestic and global markets.
Fast-forward six months, the company has now launched it’s next-generation’s Redmi Note 11 series smartphones which will be available in three different models including the Redmi Note 11, Redmi Note 11 Pro, as well as Redmi Note 11 Pro+.
Without further ado, let’s check out what the new Redmi Note 11 series devices have in store for us!
Redmi Note 11 Pro & Note 11 Pro+
Starting with the two higher-end models, we have the Redmi Note 11 Pro and Note 11 Pro+ that share largely identical specs, except for some differences in their battery and charging department.
Upfront, both models feature a 6.67” AMOLED display which flaunts a FHD+ screen resolution, super smooth 120Hz refresh rate, as well as a responsive 360Hz touch sampling rate. It also comes with a 16 megapixels front-facing camera that housed within a really tiny hole-punch cutout that measures just 2.96mm in diameter.
On the flipside, both devices also sport a rectangular-shaped camera island that houses a triple-cam setup comprising of a 108 megapixels wide camera, 8 megapixels ultra-wide lens, as well as a 2 megapixels telemacro camera.
Under the hood, the Redmi Note 11 Pro and Note 11 Pro+ are powered by an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 920 chipset which will be coupled with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB built-in storage. This time round however, there will be no microSD slot available for storage expansion.
Coming to what’s different between the two, the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ is the only model within the Note 11 series to feature a blazing-fast 120W wired charging which is capable of delivering a full charge in just 15 minutes.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro on the other hand, settles with a 67W fast charging which is still impressive for a phone of it’s price. Although the Redmi Note 11 Pro has a slower charging speed, but it’s fitted with a larger 5,160mAh battery as opposed to the 4,500mAh battery on the Redmi Note 11 Pro+.
For those who’re interested, the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ will be priced starting from 1,999 Yuan (US$315) for it’s 6GB+128GB base model. As for the Redmi Note 11 Pro, you can take it home for as low as 1,699 Yuan (US$265).
Redmi Note 11
Moving to the vanilla Redmi Note 11, this model features a 6.6” IPS LCD display that brings along a FHD+ screen resolution and a slightly toned-down 90Hz refresh rate. It will however, retains the same 16 megapixels front-facing camera.
For photography, the Redmi Note 11 relies on a dual-cam setup at the back that includes a 50 megapixels main camera as well as an 8 megapixels ultra-wide unit. Therefore, it lacks the 2MP telemacro camera that was present in the Redmi Note 11 Pro and Pro+.
Similarly, the Redmi Note 11 also downgraded the Dimensity 920 chipset to a Dimensity 810 chipset which is commonly found among most of the recent entry-level 5G smartphones including the Honor X30i.
To keep it’s lights on, it draws power from a respectable 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast-charging that’s good enough to charge the phone from 0 to 100% in just 62 minutes.
In terms of pricing, the Redmi Note 11 is tagged with an ultra-attractive starting price of just 1,199 Yuan (US$187) for it’s 4GB+128GB base model in the Chinese market.