Xiaomi has already released the Redmi Note 10 series this year, and today, it launched the Redmi Note 11 lineup in China.
We’ve previously had the vanilla Redmi Note brand and the Pro version. However, for the first time, the Redmi Note 11 family now includes a Pro Plus variant. Here’s what you need to know about these phones.
Redmi Note 11: Specs, price and release date
The Redmi Note 11 is the most affordable model on the list, but it doesn’t disappoint in terms of specs. There’s a mid-range Dimensity 810 5G processor, a 6.6-inch 90Hz LCD screen (FHD+) and a 5,000mAh battery to keep you going.
The new Redmi phone also supports 33W charging, which can fully charge the device in 62 minutes. Otherwise, it’s worth noting that the Note 11 has a dual rear camera system with two extra “lenses” on the back for aesthetic reasons only.
The decision to use cosmetic lenses might appear to be a marketing gimmick, but we’re pleased to see an 8MP ultra-wide camera with the 50MP primary shooter rather than a 2MP depth/macro lens. In front, a 16MP selfie camera with a punch-hole cutout is available.
Other notable features include an IR blaster, 3.5mm port, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and MIUI 12.5.
The Redmi Note 11’s starting price is 1,199 yuan (around $187) for the 4GB/128GB model, rising to 1,699 yuan (about $266) for the 8GB/256GB model.
Redmi Note 11 Pro: Specs, price and release date
The Redmi Note 11 Pro model ups the ante above the standard Redmi Note 11, replacing the Dimensity 810 SoC with a more capable Dimensity 920. As a result of newer CPU cores and the Mali-G68 MC4 GPU, you can expect improved CPU and GPU performance, respectively.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro has a 6.67-inch 120Hz OLED screen (FHD+) and a 5,160mAh battery, as well as a 67W charging capability. With a charging speed of 67W, you can expect to recharge in just 43 minutes if your phone runs out of power.
The Pro model has a 108MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP macro shooter. A 16MP camera handles self portraits.
Other specs worth knowing include an IR blaster, 3.5mm port, NFC, side fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, and MIUI 12.5.
Do you want to buy the Redmi Note 11 Pro? It has a suggested retail price of 2,499 yuan ($390), but it’s currently available for 1,799 yuan.
Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus: Specs, price and release date
Despite the Pro Plus name, the Redmi Note 10 Pro Plus appears to be more of a sideways shift in comparison with the Redmi Note 11 Pro. The phone is identical to its Pro brother in terms of design, dimensity 920 processor, 120Hz OLED display, and triple rear camera.
The most significant difference is the move to a 4,500mAh battery (two 2,250mAh cells) and 120W charging. The latter will charge you from zero to full in 15 minutes, making it one of the most interesting features in the mid-range category. However, it does come at the cost of a bigger battery than that found on Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 11 Pro.
Otherwise, you’re still getting an IR blaster, 3.5mm port, NFC, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, and MIUI 12.5.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus comes with a very fast charging mid-range smartphone for a starting price of 1,999 yuan. However, the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus is available for a reduced rate of 1,899 yuan ($297).
The Redmi Note 11 series is presently only accessible in China, but we believe a worldwide launch is forthcoming later this year.