The Redmi Note 11 series has been unveiled by Xiaomi, continuing the company’s successful line of low-cost smartphones, which sell in large numbers in India and other places.
There are a total of four phones, however they only differ in a few little ways. They all feature what Xiaomi calls a “trendy flat-edge body”—in other words, it looks like an iPhone—and most of the specifications are same across at least two variants. It all comes down to this:
The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 CPU with 5G capability and is the most expensive variant. The 6.67-inch 1080p OLED display has a 120Hz refresh rate, a 5,000mAh battery, and a 108-megapixel primary camera supported by an 8-megapixel ultrawide and a 2-megapixel macro camera. A 2-megapixel “depth camera” is missing, although that’s hardly a deal breaker for most people.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro is very identical to the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, although it has a MediaTek Helio G96 chipset that only supports LTE.
With a Snapdragon 680 processor, a 6.43-inch 90Hz 1080p LCD, a 50-megapixel primary camera, 33W fast charging and 6GB of RAM instead of 8GB, the Redmi Note 11 is a more compact version of its predecessor.
Compared to the Redmi Note 11 Pro, the Redmi Note 11S sports the same screen, 33W fast charging, and the same Helio G96 engine, 108-megapixel primary camera, and 8GB of RAM option as the Note 11Pro.
Onboard storage of up to 128GB and 5,000mAh batteries are standard across the board on all of these devices.
It’s unfortunate that Xiaomi couldn’t offer pricing information prior to the debut of this large range of devices and SKUs, which are all meant to be reasonable and competitively priced. The Redmi Note 10 Pro, which featured a comparable display and camera to the Redmi Note 11 Pro, cost roughly $260 when it was released in India last year.
Until February, the Redmi Note 11 Pro and Pro 5G will only be available for purchase in China.