After teasing for several days, Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi has launched its latest smartphones Redmi Note 11 and Redmi Note 11S in India along with the Redmi Smart Band Pro and Redmi Smart TV X43. The new smartphones will succeed the Redmi Note 10 and the Redmi Note 10S which were launched last year.
Redmi Note 11 Specifications
The Redmi Note 11 boasts a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 1,080 x 2,400 pixels resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, DCI-P3 colour gamut, 20:9 aspect ratio, 1000 nits peak brightness, 4,500,000:1 contrast ratio and up to 180Hz touch sampling rate. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC paired with Adreno 610 GPU, up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage that is further expandable up to 1TB via a microSD card. It also supports up to 8GB of expandable RAM through RAM Booster and runs on Android 11 based MIUI 13.
In terms of optics, there is a quad rear camera setup that houses a 50MP main camera, an 8MP ultrawide unit, a 2MP macro snapper, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, under the hole punch, there is a 13MP selfie camera.
The handset packs a 5,000mAh battery and supports 33W Pro fast charging. The fingerprint sensor is side-mounted, dual stereo speakers are also present on the phone. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, Infrared (IR) blaster, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Redmi Note 11S Specifications
The Redmi Note 11S flaunts a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 1,080 x 2,400 pixels resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, punch-hole camera, Corning Gorilla Glass and 1000 nits peak brightness. It is IP53 rated for splash resistance.
Under the hood, you get an octa-core MediaTek Helio G96 SoC coupled with Mali-G57 GPU, up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage that can be expanded further using a microSD card (dedicated slot) up to 1TB. It also runs on MIUI 13 based on Android 11.
There is a quad rear camera setup on the back that includes a 108MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor. On the front side, a 16MP camera is available for selfies and video calling.
It has a 5,000mAh battery and supports 33W Pro fast charging. The fingerprint sensor is side-mounted and this smartphone also features liquid cool technology, with a copper pipe to reduce heat dissipation during heavy usage like gaming. Connectivity options on the Redmi Note 11S include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, Infrared (IR) blaster, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Pricing and Availability
The Redmi Note 11 is priced at Rs. 13,499 for the base variant having 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage. The 6GB + 64GB option will be sold for Rs. 14,499 and the top model having 6GB RAM + 128GB storage will cost Rs. 15,999. It comes in three colour options- Horizon Blue, Space Black, and Starburst White.
The Redmi Note 10S price starts at Rs. 16,499 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage configuration. The 6GB + 128GB variant carries a price tag of Rs. 17,499 and the top model has 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage will be available for Rs. 18,499. It will be in Horizon Blue, Polar White, and Space Black colour options.
The sale of the Redmi Note 11 will begin from February 11, while the Redmi Note 11S will be available to purchase from February 21 onwards. Both smartphones will be sold through Amazon, Mi.com, Mi Home stores and other offline partner stores.