Xiaomi, a global manufacturer of smartphones and smart home devices, announced today the next generation of Redmi Note devices. During a press event today, the company announced the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5 G, Note 11 Pro, Note 11S and Note 11 series devices. These devices are the latest in the series of devices from Xiaomi that have been well regarded as some of the most anticipated devices of 2022 from the Chinese manufacturer.
What makes the Redmi Note 11 series so special?
The Redmi Note 11, inherited some of the most impressive features and hardware from the previous generations of the Redmi Notes of the past. Further, the series also boasts some of the lowest introductory prices of smartphones in this class and doesn’t compromise in terms of performance.
As far as the Redmi Note 11 Pro is concerned, its closest competitor is the Samsung Galaxy A72. Comparatively, the Note 11 Pro, features nearly double the pixel density in terms of camera, 30Hz faster displays and 67W charging out of the box. All of those improvements in specs come in contrast to the price of the device which is nearly half the cost of the A72 starting at $299 with 6+64GB.
Hasn’t the Redmi 11 already been announced?
You would be right in guessing that Xiaomi has previously announced the availability of the Xiaomi Note 11 devices. The previous announcements for Redmi Note 11 devices, were “T-series” devices that launched in markets like China/India. Those devices are tweaked versions of the devices compared to the devices that were announced today all of which have stronger specs and features comparatively. The devices today are designed/made for international markets.
Is the Redmi Note 11 a good deal?
Something has to be said for the value that Redmi brings to the table. In an era where smartphones are priced in generally well-above $1000USD, it’s unusual to see many flagship or similar devices diverge much from that realm. Xiaomi’s devices, however, don’t even come close in terms of price yet sport sometimes similar features or are even better value. Here is the price list for the devices announced today:
|Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G|
6GB+64GB: USD 329
6GB+128GB: USD 349
8GB+128GB: USD 379
|Redmi Note 11 Pro|
6GB+64GB: USD 299
6GB+128GB: USD 329
8GB+128GB: USD 349
|Redmi Note 11S|
6GB+64GB: USD 249
6GB+128GB: USD 279
8GB+128GB: USD 299
|Redmi Note 11|
4GB+64GB: USD 179
4GB+128GB: USD 199
6GB+128GB: USD 229
What are the specs?
|Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G||Redmi Note 11 Pro||Redmi Note 11S||Redmi Note 11|
|Display||120Hz 6.67” FHD+ AMOLED DotDisplay||120Hz 6.67” FHD+ AMOLED DotDisplay||90Hz 6.43” FHD+ AMOLED DotDisplay||90Hz 6.43” FHD+ AMOLED DotDisplay|
|Rear camera||108MP main camera 8MP ultra-wide camera 2MP macro camera||108MP main camera 8MP ultra-wide camera 2MP macro camera 2MP depth camera||108MP main camera 8MP ultra-wide camera 2MP macro camera 2MP depth camera||50MP main camera 8MP ultra-wide camera 2MP macro camera 2MP depth camera|
|Front camera||16MP in-display front camera||16MP in-display front camera||16MP in-display front camera||13MP in-display front camera|
|Dimension & Weight||164.19mm x 76.1mm x 8.12mm 202g||164.19mm x 76.1mm x 8.12mm 202g||159.87mm x 73.87mm x 8.09mm 179g||159.87mm x 73.87mm x 8.09mm 179g|
|Processor||Snapdragon® 695||MediaTek Helio G96||MediaTek Helio G96||Snapdragon® 680|
|RAM+ROM||LPDDR4X UFS 2.2||LPDDR4X UFS 2.2||LPDDR4X UFS 2.2||LPDDR4X UFS 2.2|
|Audio||Dual speakers 3.5mm headphone jack||Dual speakers 3.5mm headphone jack||Dual speakers 3.5mm headphone jack||Dual speakers 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Security||Side fingerprint sensor AI Face Unlock||Side fingerprint sensor AI Face Unlock||Side fingerprint sensor AI Face Unlock||Side fingerprint sensor AI Face Unlock|
|Charging||5,000mAh battery Supports 67W wired turbo charging||5,000mAh battery Supports 67W wired turbo charging||5,000mAh battery Supports 33W wired Pro fast charging||5,000mAh battery Supports 33W wired Pro fast charging|
|Connectivity||SIM 1 + Hybrid (SIM or MicroSD) NFC IR blaster||SIM 1 + Hybrid (SIM or MicroSD) NFC IR blaster||Dual SIM + MicroSD NFC** IR blaster||Dual SIM + MicroSD NFC** IR blaster|
|Variant||6GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB||6GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB||6GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB||4GB+64GB, 4GB+128GB, 6GB+128GB|
|Available colours||Graphite Gray, Polar White, Atlantic Blue||Graphite Gray, Polar White, Star Blue||Graphite Gray,Twilight Blue, Pearl White||Graphite Gray,Twilight Blue, Star Blue|
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Does the performance live up to the Hype?
We haven’t yet received a unit to test it for ourselves and find out if the devices live up to the hype. We will update this post once our feature review is complete or check out our other reviews here.