Xiaomi has finally launched the Redmi Note 11 series after so many leaks and speculations. The Chinese tech giant introduced four smartphones in total – Redmi Note 11, Note 11S, Note 11 Pro and Note 11 Pro 5G – to the global markets.
These are slightly different from the Redmi Note 11 series launched in its home country. As for the Pro versions, the two global models differ as per chipset, which decides whether they offer 5G or 4G connectivity.
Redmi Note 11 Pro
Unlike the 5G model, the Redmi Note 11 Pro (4G) gets the Helio G96 chip instead. It is fabbed on an older 12nm node and its two Cortex-A76 CPU cores are a couple of generations behind the Snapdragon (with two A78-derived Kryos). Also, its Mali-G57 MC2 GPU is no match for the Adreno 619. The phone has a hybrid card tray, meaning you can put in a microSD card instead of a second SIM card.
The Note 11 Pro sports a 6.67” AMOLED display with 1080p+ resolution (20:9), 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate. The display supports the DCI-P3 wide color gamut and has a typical brightness of 700 nits (1,200 nits peak). It is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 while the rest of the phone is rated IP53 for dust and splash resistance.
As for photography, the main camera on the back uses the 108MP ISOCELL HM2 sensor, 1/1.52” in size with 0.7µm pixels and support for 9-in-1 binning (2.1µm). This sensor supports zooming up to 3x natively, which comes in handy as there is no dedicated lens. There is an 8MP ultrawide camera (118°) and a 2MP macro camera. The 4G phone also gets a 2MP depth sensor, but that is not really impressive.
There is a 16MP selfie camera punch holed into the AMOLED display. As for the fingerprint reader, Xiaomi opted to mount it on the side. Other items of interest on the sides are a 3.5mm headphone jack and dual speakers.
The handset is fueled by a 5,000 mAh battery, which support 67W fast charging. It can go from zero to over 50% in just 15 minutes. The charger is included in the box, as is a USB-C cable. Additional connectivity includes NFC, an IR blaster, Wi-Fi 5 (ac) and Bluetooth 5.1.
The device runs MIUI 13 based on Android 11.
Redmi Note 11 Pro Specifications
- 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, 66
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA)
- Announced: 2022, January 26
- Status: Exp. release 2022, February
- Dimensions: 164.2 x 76.1 x 8.1 mm (6.46 x 3.00 x 0.32 in)
- Weight: 202 g (7.13 oz)
- Colors: Graphite Gray, Polar White, Star Blue
- SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- IP53, dust and splash protection
- Type: Super AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10, 700 nits, 1200 nits (peak)
- Size: 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~86.0% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Android 11, MIUI 13
- Chipset: Mediatek Helio G96 (12 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
- Storage: 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
- Memory Card slot: microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
- UFS 2.2
- Main Camera: Quad
- 108 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.52″, 0.7µm, dual pixel PDAF
- 8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide)
- 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
- 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
- Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Selfie Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/2.4, (wide)
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
- Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth: 5.1, A2DP, LE
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
- NFC: Yes (market/region dependent)
- Infrared port: Yes
- USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
- Charging: Fast charging 67W, 51% in 15 min (advertised)
- Power Delivery 3.0
- Quick Charge 3+
Redmi Note 11 Pro Price and Availability
The Redmi Note 11 Pro is expected to be available in February. It will start at $300 for the 6/64 GB model and go up to $350 for the 8/128 GB option.