xiaomi is finally releasing its global Redmi Note 11 series. The company will bring 4 devices in total, they will belong to the premium mid-range segment, as well as traditional mid-range smartphones. The first and second in the lineup are the Redmi Note 11 and the Redmi Note 11S bringing a decent set of specifications like Snapdragon 680 SoC and a 108 MP camera.
REDMI NOTE 11 AND NOTE 11 SPECS AND FEATURES
Both the Note 11 4G and Redmi Note 11S share the same 6.43-inch AMOLED displays, full HD+ resolution, and 90 Hz refresh rate. It's a significant upgrade over the Redmi Note 10 and Note 10S from 2021. The touch sampling rate is 180 Hz, and the typical brightness stands 700 nits which are high for a mid-range phone. In terms of protection, the device has Gorilla Glass 3 and an IP53 rating.
In the camera department, we have differences. The Redmi Note 11 has a primary 50 MP camera, an 8 MP ultrawide snapper with a 118-degrees field of view, and two 2 MP macro and depth snappers. The Redmi Note 11S flies higher with a 108 MP ISOCELL HM2 camera with 9-in-1 pixel binning. The other sensors are exactly the same as the Redmi Note 11. The Note 11S has a 16 MP selfie snapper whereas the standard has a 13 MP camera.
The chipsets are also different. The Note 11S gets the MediaTek Helio G96 which is nearly identical to its predecessor but can withstand higher refreshing rates. This chipset also has ARM Cortex-A76 cores inside of the Snapdragon 680 SoC. The Snapdragon processor boasts the Redmi Note 11 and is mainly focused on efficiency. It boasts a 6 nm fabrication process versus the old 12 nm in the Helio G96.
Both devices run android 11 with MIUI 13 as the IOS. Hopefully, soon be updated to android 12. The Note 11 has a base variant with 4 GB / 64 GB and a higher with 6 GB / 128 GB. The Note 11S is slightly better with 6 GB / 64 GB and 8 GB / 128 GB versions. Both devices bring a micro SD card slot for further memory expansion.
Both handsets have side-mounted fingerprint scanners and not the generation in-display scanners. Both devices have IR Blasters, NFC, stereo speakers, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
In terms of battery life, both devices are powered by a 5,000 mAh for both devices with 33 W fast-charging.
The Redmi Note 11 and Note 11S will reach the market beginner in February. The Note 11 starts at USD 180 for the base variant and goes up to USD 230 for the higher. The Note 11S is costlier at USD 250 and goes up to USD 300.