Redmi Note 11 series launched: 120W charging comes to the Redmi Note line


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The Redmi Note series is Xiaomi’s bread and butter, delivering plenty of sales and loads of features for your mid-range buck. We’ve already had the Redmi Note 10 series this year, and the company has now launched the Redmi Note 11 range in China today.

In bygone years, we’ve had the vanilla Redmi Note model and the Pro variant. But the Redmi Note 11 family also welcomes a Pro Plus model into the fold for the first time. Here’s what you should know about these phones.


Redmi Note 11

Redmi Note 11 back

The cheapest model of the lot is the Redmi Note 11, but it doesn’t fare badly on paper. There’s a lower mid-range Dimensity 810 5G processor, a 6.6-inch 90Hz LCD panel (FHD+), and a 5,000mAh battery to keep things going.

Redmi says the new phone also sports 33W charging, capable of fully charging the phone in a respectable 62 minutes. Otherwise, it’s interesting to note that the Note 11 also features a dual rear camera system with two extra “lenses” on the back for cosmetic purposes only.

The decision to go with cosmetic lenses could be misleading for the average consumer, but we’re glad to see an 8MP ultra-wide camera alongside the 50MP primary sensor rather than a 2MP depth/macro lens. Switch to the front and a 16MP selfie camera is available in a punch-hole cutout.

Other notable features include an IR blaster, 3.5mm port, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and MIUI 12.5.

Redmi Note 11 Pro

Redmi Note 11 Pro blue

The Pro model ups the ante over the standard Redmi Note 11 as you’d expect, swapping out the Dimensity 810 chipset in favor of the more capable Dimensity 920 SoC. So you should expect a notable boost to CPU and GPU performance, owing to newer CPU cores and the Mali-G68 MC4 GPU respectively.

Redmi’s Note 11 Pro also brings a 6.67-inch 120Hz OLED screen (FHD+) and a 5,160mAh battery. Once you’ve run out of juice, you can expect to top up in just 43 minutes thanks to 67W charging.

In terms of photography, the Pro variant packs a 108MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP macro shooter. Selfies are handled by a 16MP camera.

Other specs worth knowing include an IR blaster, 3.5mm port, NFC, side fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, and MIUI 12.5.

Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus

Despite the Pro Plus name, the Redmi Note 10 Pro Plus actually seems more like a sideways move compared to the Redmi Note 11 Pro. The phone retains the Pro variant’s design, Dimensity 920 processor, 120Hz OLED screen, and triple rear camera.

The only major change is the switch to a 4,500mAh battery (two 2,250mAh cells) as well as 120W charging. The latter will take you from zero to full capacity in 15 minutes, making for a cool, uncommon feature in the mid-range segment. But again, it does come at the expense of a bigger battery seen on the Redmi Note 11 Pro.

Otherwise, you’re still getting an IR blaster, 3.5mm port, NFC, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, and MIUI 12.5.

Redmi Note 11 series pricing

The base Redmi Note 11 starts at 1,199 yuan (~$187) for the 4GB/128GB variant, all the way up to 1,699 yuan (~$266) for the 8GB/256GB option.

Like the idea of the Redmi Note 11 Pro? It has a starting price of 1,799 yuan (~$281), with a promotional price of 1,599 yuan (~$250).

Those who want a super-fast charging mid-ranger will need to spend a starting price of 1,999 yuan (~$312) for the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus. But Redmi is offering a promotional price of 1,899 yuan (~$297).

The Redmi Note 11 series is only available in China for now, but we’re guessing a global launch is on the cards later this year as well.

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