Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Source: Xiaomi
Xiaomi today introduced two new devices, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 and the Redmi Note 11S. There are a few differences between the two, mainly in the camera and chipset department, the rest of the hardware is very similar. The two devices will be available worldwide via AliExpress and are mainly aimed at those looking for affordable mid-range smartphones.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
First of all, it’s the Redmi Note 11 (via GSMArena). It sports a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel and a 90Hz refresh rate. The punch-hole houses the 13MP f/2.4 camera, and there’s a small chin on the bottom, which is forgivable at this price point. It is powered by a Snapdragon 680 4G chipset and has 4/6 GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of onboard storage. There is also a MicroSD card slot to expand storage even further.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Camera Source: Xiaomi
Turning the phone on its back we find a 59 MP f/1.8 primary camera with PDAF, an 8 MP f/2.2 ultrawide, a 2 MP f/2.4 macro and a 2 MP f/2.4 depth sensor. The Redmi Note 11 is powered by MIUI 13 based on Android 11 and has an IP53 certification against water and dust. In the face of 2022, it’s surprising to see a 3.5mm headphone jack, which is often absent from other budget devices. The battery is also large at 5,000mAh and supports fast 33W wired charging, which Xiaomi says can go from 0-100% in just 58 minutes.
Source: Xiaomi Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S in Graphite Grey, Pearl White and Twilight Blue
Source: Xiaomi Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 prices
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 will be available in Graphite Grey, Pearl White and Star Blue colors. The 4/64GB version starts at $179, 4/128GB is $199, and the 6/128GB model is $229. The device is sold on AliExpress, and if you snag the special early bird price that will be live January 28-29, you can get your hands on the devices for $159, $179, and $199, respectively.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S shares most of the same specs, but there are a few differences. The display is the same at 6.43 inches and has the same AMOLED panel, FHD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. The punch-hole features a 16MP f/2.4 camera and is powered by a MediaTek Helio G96 -Chipset powered in conjunction with 6/8GB RAM and 64/128GB storage. As with the Note 11, there’s also a MicroSD card slot.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S Camera Source: Xiaomi
On the back we find a significant difference, in which we find the 108 MP f/1.9 primary camera with dual pixel PDAF, an 8 MP f/2.2 ultrawide, a 2 MP f/2.4 macro and a 2 MP f/2.4 depth sensor . Like its “S”-less brother, it features Bluetooth 5.0, IP53, NFC and the popular 3.5mm headphone jack. It packs a 5,000mAh battery, supports 33W wired fast charging and can charge from 0 to 100% in just 58 minutes.
Source: Xiaomi Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro in Graphite Grey, Polar White and Star Blue
Source: Xiaomi Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S prices
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S will be available in Graphite Gray, Pearl White and Twilight Blue colors. The device sells for $249 for 6/64GB configuration, $279 for 6/128GB configuration and $299 for 8GB/128GB configuration. The early bird pricing is at the same time as the Redmi Note 11, but only the 6/64GB model will be available on AliExpress for $229.