Redmi Note 11 series now official globally


Xiaomi has announced the global rollout of its popular Redmi Note 11 budget-friendly smartphones.

Initially launched in China on October 28 last year, the Redmi Note 11 series — composed of Redmi Note 11, 11S, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro 5G — comes with flat edges that are noticeably similar to the iPhone.

Each model in the new lineup runs Android 11 and has a 5,000mAh battery, at least 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage space, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm headphone jack, and microSD slot that can store up to 1TB of data.

The differences are, for one, in its processors. The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chipset with 5G support, both the 11 Pro and 11S have MeditaTek Helio G96 with LTE connectivity, and the standard Redmi Note 11 features a Snapdragon 680 SoC.

11 Pro 5G, 11 Pro, and 11S have the latest Android 11-based MIUI 13 skin, while the standard model has a slightly older MIUI 12.5.

As for the display, the Pro variants sport a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen with 1080×2400 FHD+ resolution, 20:9 ratio, 120Hz refresh rate, and 1200 nits max brightness. The Redmi Note 11 and 11S, on the other hand, have a smaller 6.43-inch LCD with the same 1080×2400 FHD+ resolution, but lower 90Hz refresh rate and 1000 nits peak brightness.

A 16MP punch-hole camera sits at the top center of the 11 Pro 5G, 11 Pro, and 11S’ display. The same can be found on the standard model, only that it has a resolution of 13MP.

For the rear cameras, all three 11 Pro 5G, 11 Pro, and 11S feature 108MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, and 2MP macro shooters. The Redmi Note 11 has the same system ultra-wide and macro cameras, but a lower 50MP main snapper. All models also come with a 2MP depth sensor except for the 11 Pro 5G, but that doesn’t make much of a difference.

All models except for the Redmi Note 11 offer three memory and storage options: 6GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB, and 8GB+128GB. The standard model, on the other hand, comes with 4GB+64GB, 4GB+128GB, 6GB+128GB variants.

Prices start at $329 (approximately P16,910) for the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, $299 (P15,350) for the Redmi Note 11, $249 (P12,780) for the Redmi Note 11S, and $149 (P7,660) for the Redmi Note 11. The devices will begin rolling out in the U.S. and U.K. this month and in February in the Philippines.


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