Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced the global launch of its Redmi Note 11 series via a livestream event earlier this week. Initially launched in China, Redmi Note 11, Redmi Note 11S, Note 11 Pro 4G and 5G will soon be available in other parts of the world, including Ireland. The line-up sports a flat frame design, AMOLED displays, 5,000mAH batteries, and mid-range processors, an upgrade from its existing devices.
The global variants of the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, 11 Pro, 11S & 11 boast similar kinds of designs. All of the phones in the series have rectangular camera modules on the back with a hole punch camera on the front. Also below the volume rockers, there is the power key with a physical fingerprint scanner just like its predecessors.
Redmi Note 11 & Redmi Note 11S
Both Redmi Note 11 & Note 11S offer a 6.43″ 90Hz AMOLED panel with Full HD+ resolution. This is an upgrade from the 60Hz AMOLED panel of the Note 10 for a higher refresh rate. The display is a hole-punch cutout in the middle.
On the performance side, Redmi Note 11 features a fresh new Snapdragon 680 chipset. The 6nm chipset consisting of four Cortex A73 (Kryo 265 Gold) & four Cortex A55 (Kryo 265 Silver) cores comes with Adreno 610 GPU. The max frequency of this silicon is 2.4GHz. While the Redmi Note 11s features a more powerful Mediatek Helio G96 chipset & Mali G57 MC2 GPU. The G96 features two Cortex-A76 cores with 2.05Hz max frequency & six Cortex-A55 cores with 2GHz max frequency.
Having a quad-camera setup, the main camera is a 50MP one on the vanilla Note 11. While the 11S features a whopping 108MP camera. Whereas, the ultrawide camera is an 8MP one and the rest are 2+2MP depth & macro cameras for both phones. Also, the front camera is a 16MP shooter. Both devices pack a 5000mAh battery with 33W Pro fast charging support.
They also run Xiaomi’s latest Android skin MIUI 13 out of the box and they also come with an IP53 rating for splash & dust protection. For you wired headphone fans out there, both devices retained the headphone jack and there is also an IR Blaster which acts as a remote for the TV, AC, Projector, etc. Also, there are dual stereo speakers on this phone. And extra RAM can be expanded virtually.
Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G & Note 11 Pro
The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G gets its horsepower from the new Snapdragon 695 chipset. Marginally more powerful than Snapdragon 750G, this 6nm silicon comes with Adreno 619 GPU. While the Note 11 Pro houses a Mediatek Helio G96 chipset with Mali G57 MC2 GPU.
The display is a 6.6″ 120Hz Full HD+ AMOLED screen just as its predecessor, the Redmi Note 10 Pro. Whereas for the optics, a 108MP main camera is provided, which is Samsung’s ISOCELL HM2. Filling up the quad-camera setup on the Pro 5G model, there’s an 8MP ultrawide & 2MP depth + 2MP macro sensor. The none 5G model loses the 2MP depth sensor. The setup is 108MP (Main) + 8MP (Ultrawide) + 2MP (Macro).
Fueling both of the devices, there is a 5000mAh battery. The charging speed doubles with 67W fast charging support than the 33W on the vanilla Note 11 & Note 11S model. Other features for the Pro 5G & Pro models are dual stereo speakers, 1TB expandable storage, UFS 2.2 storage, etc. There is also virtual RAM expansion support on these phones.
- Sales start on 22nd April
- 6+128GB – €369
- You’ll be able to buy online from Amazon or from our operator partner, Vodafone Ireland
- Open market: Tesco Ireland, DID, Euronics Group, Expert Group, JAV Electronics and Harvey Norman