Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 11 budget smartphone series

Xiaomi has launched four models of its budget Redmi Note 11 series with the Note 11, Note 11S, Note 11 Pro and Note 11 Pro 5G.

Redmi Note 11 Pro 5GRedmi Note 11 ProRedmi Note 11SRedmi Note 11
Display6.67-inch FHD+, 120Hz6.67-inch FHD+, 120Hz6.43-inch FHD+, 90Hz6.43-inch FHD+, 90Hz
Rear camera108MP wide-angle, 8MP ultra-wide-angle, 2MP macro108MP wide-angle, 8MP ultra-wide-angle, 2MP macro, 2MP depth-sensing108MP wide-angle, 8MP ultra-wide-angle, 2MP macro, 2MP depth-sensing50MP wide-angle, 8MP ultra-wide-angle, 2MP macro, 2MP depth-sensing
Front camera16MP in-display16MP in-display16MP in-display13MP in-display
ProcessorSnapdragon 695MediaTek Helio G96MediaTek Helio G96Snapdragon 680
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 series at a glance

The Note 11 Pro 5G and Note 11 Pro feature a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. However, the Note 11 Pro 5G uses a flagship-level Snapdragon 695 chip, while the Note 11 Pro uses the MediaTek Helio G96 processor.

The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G. (Photo: Xiaomi)

On the other hand, both Note 11S and Note 11 have a slightly smaller 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a refresh rate of up to 90Hz. And while the Note 11S is ran by a MediaTek Helio G96 processor, the Note 11 is powered by a Snapdragon 680 chip.

The entire Note 11 series has a trendy flat-edge body design with side fingerprint sensor and face unlock capabilities. In addition, there are dual speakers located at the top and bottom of the phone for stereo sound output.

The Redmi Note 11 Pro. (Photo: Xiaomi)

Despite their “budget” status, all the Note 11 models, apart from Note 11, sport a 108-megapixel (MP) main wide-angle camera. This camera uses Samsung HM2 sensor with 9-in-1 binning technology for high resolution and true-to-life details, according to Xiaomi.

The Redmi Note 11S. (Photo: Xiaomi)

The Note 11 uses a 50MP main wide-angle camera but has the same 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, 2MP macro camera and 2MP depth-sensing camera as the Note 11 Pro and Note 11S. The Note 11 Pro 5G does not have the 2MP depth-sensing camera. In addition, apart from Note 11, all the other Note 11 models has a 16MP in-display front-facing camera.

All the Note 11 models also feature a 5,000mAh battery with the 11 Pro models supporting 67W wired turbo charging. The Note 11S and Note 11 support only 33W wired turbo charging.

The Redmi Note 11. (Photo: Xiaomi)

Unfortunately, the pricing and availability of the Redmi Note 11 series will only be announced later. Some retailers in Shopee are selling the Redmi Note 11 Pro China model from S$380 to S$525.

Trevor Tan

Started out with dreams to become a street photographer, Trevor Tan somehow became a tech journalist with over 16 years of consumer tech experience. Maybe he plays too much video games and buys too many new gadgets.
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