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Xiaomi introduces the new affordable Redmi Note 11 series In Europe


Xiaomi has just launched the new devices of the Redmi Note 11 series. There are several models in Xiaomi, some of which differ in minor details. Curtain up for Redmi Note 11, Redmi Note 11S, Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G. Xiaomi again today used “product presentation” and caused “confusion” as usual. In addition to this small Pokemon joke, I will clearly tell you which new devices are available with which innovations. To make everything clear, I’ll start with a table. Here are all the new Xiaomi smartphones:

Specs Redmi Note 11 Series

Product grade 11 Note 11S Note 11 Pro Note 11 Pro 5G
screen 6.43″ LD display, FHD+, 90 Hertz 6.67″ AMOLED display, FHD+, 120 Hertz
size / weight 159.87 x 73.87 x 9.09mm, 179 grams 164.19 x 76.1 x 8.12mm, 202 grams
certification IP53
current Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 | 4 / 6 GBLPDDR4X RAM | 64/128GB UFS 2.2 MediaTek Helio G96 | 4 / 6 GBLPDDR4X RAM | 64/128GB UFS 2.2 MediaTek Helio G96 | 6 / 8 GBLPDDR4X RAM | 64/128GB UFS 2.2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 | 6 / 8 GBLPDDR4X RAM | 64/128GB UFS 2.2
Expandable Yes, up to 1TB
connectivity LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, IR blaster, jack LTE, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, IR blaster, jack 5G, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, IR blaster, jack
cameras Main: 50MP | f/1.8
Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2
Macro: 2MP, f/2.4
Depth: 2MP, f/2.4
Selfie: 13MP, f/2.4
Main: 108MP, f/1.9
Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2
Macro: 2MP, f/2.4
Depth: 2MP, f/2.4
Selfie: 16MP, f/2.4
Main: 108MP, f/1.9
Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2
Macro: 2MP, f/2.4
Selfie: 16MP, f/2.4
battery pack 5000 mAh, 33 watts fast charge 5000 mAh, 67 watts fast charging
audio dual speaker
price From $179 From $249 From $299 From $329

As you can see, Xiaomi is finally offering its Pro model with a 5G SoC. This feature was still missing in the very good predecessor, the Redmi Note 10 Pro. Since I find this model particularly exciting, let’s take a closer look.

Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G

The good news: except for the 5G SoC, the two Pro models do not differ from each other. You each get a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen with FHD+ resolution and a high sampling rate of 360 Hertz. The resolution is always 2400 x 1080 pixels. With this large display, the smartphone measures almost 164 x 76 x 8 millimeters and weighs 202 grams.

The back, which is available in the three colors “Graphite Grey”, “Polar White” and “Star Blue”, is still made of plastic. Both models are also protected against water and dust according to IP53 and offer stereo speakers and a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack.

With the 5G model, Xiaomi relies on a Snapdragon 695, which is manufactured using the 6-nanometer process. In addition to the Adreno 619 GPU, the SoC runs with 6 or 8 gigabytes of LPDDR4X RAM and is paired with 64 or 128 GB of UFS 2.2 storage. A MediaTek Helio G96, which works with a Mali-G75 GPU, is used in the LTE model with the same storage configurations. The best way to see how the performance differs is in the later test report! Bluetooth 5.1 and NFC are present in both models.

The camera in particular was exciting last year, as Xiaomi, like Realme, dared to jump to 108 megapixels with the Realme 8 Pro. The manufacturer goes further there and adds two more cameras to the main camera with a Samsung HM2 sensor and f/1.9 light intensity. Since this is an 8 megapixel ultra wide-angle camera and a 2 megapixel macro camera, there are no big surprises. Unfortunately, there is no telephoto camera, but the selfie camera has a resolution of 16 megapixels.

Xiaomi has considered a significant improvement for the battery. Although this – unlike in China – again measures 5,000 milliampere-hours, you can quickly recharge it with 67 watts. An accompanying charger is included with the mobile phone, but again you have to do without wireless charging. The Note 11 Pro starts at $299 globally, and the 5G variant costs exactly $30 more at $329. Pricing for Germany is not yet available, but Xiaomi has announced that the Pro versions will be available in February.

Redmi Note 11

If you opt for the cheaper basic model, the screen will shrink to 6.43 inches. Unfortunately, Xiaomi still relies on an LC display that repeats images at 90 Hertz instead of 120 Hertz. However, the resolution is the same at 2400 x 1080 pixels. Due to the smaller display, the Note 11 also measures just under 160 x 74 x 8 millimeters and is also slightly lighter at 179 grams. The IP53 certification is also available here.

The Redmi Note 11 is not suitable for 5G – Xiaomi will certainly launch 20 more models during the year. Just kidding, a Snapdragon 680 is used in the Redmi Note 11, which is paired with 4 or 6 gigabytes of LPDDR4X RAM and 64 or 128 gigabytes of internal UFS 2.2 storage. The new smartphone eats up microSD cards with up to one terabyte of storage.

The Note 11 is the only model in the series that does not offer 108 megapixels. Instead, it uses a 50-megapixel main camera with a fast f/1.8 lens. Xiaomi pairs the shooter with 8 megapixels in the ultra-wide angle and a duo of macro and depth cameras, which with 2 megapixels will serve more as an ornament. You take selfies with 13 megapixels. While the Redmi Note 11 with 5,000 mAh can put a candle to the Pro models, it lags behind with fast charging.

The smartphone charges with a maximum of 33 watts. As with the Pro model, Xiaomi uses two speakers. For the Redmi Note 11 you pay from 179 dollars. The manufacturer has not yet been able to communicate euro prices, but the devices will start in January. So we don’t have to wait too long.

Redmi Note 11S

In the same case as the Redmi Note 11, Xiaomi also offers an 11S. It offers the same LC display with 6.43 inches and is the same size and weight. However, there are differences in the processor used, because a MediaTek Helio G96 is used instead of the Snapdragon CPU. This clocks a little lower, but should offer a little more power. However, the MediaTek chipset is also not suitable for 5G in this form.

The 11S is also superior when it comes to the cameras used. Because instead of 50 megapixels, the smartphone works with 108 MP, which is reduced to 12 megapixels via the nona-binning method. Outside of the main camera, though, things look sparse here too.

8 megapixels in the ultra-wide angle and two additional cameras with 2 megapixels each. Other than that, nothing changes on the S model. So it charges a 5,000 mAh battery with 33 watts and offers the stereo speakers mentioned by Xiaomi. A 3.5 millimeter jack is also included. The S version of the Redmi Note 11 starts at $249. Again, there is no price for Germany, but the model is expected to go on sale in January.

MIUI 13 and air purifier

All smartphones presented are factory equipped with MIUI 13. That sounds exciting at first, but Xiaomi’s latest version of its own Android overlay is still based on Android 11. A clear shortcoming compared to the competition’s operating systems.

On the one hand, Google introduced exciting new features in Android 12, on the other hand, the presented smartphones offer a shorter update guarantee. In MIUI 13, Xiaomi introduces some new features including Liquid Storage, Atomized Memory and Focused Algorithms. You can read exactly what that means in our separate presentation of MIUI 13. Before I ask you for your feedback on the new devices, one more thing: Xiaomi is also introducing the fourth version of the Smart Air Purifier with the new devices. The device is already in the shops and will cost you 349 euros.


Brain Curry

Brian is the news author at Research Snipers which mainly covers Technology News, Microsoft News, Google News, Facebook, Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, and other tech news.

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