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Xiaomi presents the Redmi Note 11, the new mid-range stars from €159

Xiaomi has just lifted the veil on its new Redmi Note 11 series. As in the previous year, four smartphones were presented, the Redmi Note 11, the Redmi Note 11S, the Redmi Note 11 Pro as well as the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G.

Credit: Xiaomi

With its new Redmi Note 11, Xiaomi wants again reign supreme in the mid-range smartphone market thanks to affordable devices with a very interesting price-performance ratio. Without being revolutionary compared to the Redmi Note 10 of 2021, these still bring welcome improvements, as well as a new design with flat edges.

All models of Redmi Note 11 are equipped with stereo speakersof a fingerprint sensor on the edge and retain a jack, yet gradually abandoned by the competition. Good news for those who often run out of storage, this can be expanded with a micro SD card up to 1 TB. The smartphones are also the first to ship with the new MIUI 13 overlay, which was introduced in China alongside the Xiaomi 12. However, unlike high-end smartphones, this is unfortunately still based on Android 11not on Android 12.

Which technical sheet for the Redmi Note 11?

Redmi Note 11 Redmi Note 11S Redmi Note 11 Pro Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
chipsets Snapdragon 680 MediaTek Dimensity G96 MediaTek Dimensity G96 Snapdragon 695
Screen 6.43-inch AMOLED
FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels)
90Hz
Gorilla Glass 3
1000nits
6.43-inch AMOLED
FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels)
90Hz
Gorilla Glass 3
1000nits
6.67-inch AMOLED
FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels)
120Hz
Gorilla Glass 5
1200nits
6.67-inch AMOLED
FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels)
120Hz
Gorilla Glass 5
1200nits
BONE MIUI 13 + Android 11 MIUI 13 + Android 11 MIUI 13 + Android 11 MIUI 13 + Android 11
RAM 4GB or 6GB LPDDR4X 6GB or 8GB LPDDR4X 6GB or 8GB LPDDR4X 6GB or 8GB LPDDR4X
Storage 64 GB or 128 GB UFS 2.2 64 GB or 128 GB UFS 2.2 64 GB or 128 GB UFS 2.2 64 GB or 128 GB UFS 2.2
MicroSD Yes, up to 1TB Yes, up to 1TB Yes, up to 1TB Yes, up to 1TB
Photo 50 MP f/1.8 main sensor
8 MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle
Macro 2MP f/2.4
Depth f/2.4
Main sensor 108 MP ISOCELL HM2 f/1.9
8 MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle
Macro 2MP f/2.4
Depth f/2.4
Main sensor 108 MP ISOCELL HM2 f/1.9
8 MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle
Macro 2MP f/2.4
Depth f/2.4
Main sensor 108 MP ISOCELL HM2 f/1.9
8 MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle
Macro 2MP f/2.4
selfie 13MP f/2.4 16MP f/2.4 16MP f/2.4 16MP f/2.4
Drums 5000mAh
33W wired fast charging Pro
5000mAh
33W wired fast charging Pro
5000mAh
67W wired fast charging
5000mAh
67W wired fast charging
5G No No No Yes
Biometrics Edge fingerprint sensor Edge fingerprint sensor Edge fingerprint sensor Edge fingerprint sensor
Water resistance No No No No
Dimensions 159.87 x 73.87 x 8.09mm
179g
159.87 x 73.87 x 8.09mm
179g
164.19 x 76.1 x 8.12mm
202g
164.19 x 76.1 x 8.12mm
202g

The Redmi Note 11, the most affordable smartphone in the series

In this new series, we first find the classic Redmi Note 11, which is the smartphone the cheapest of the four models. This one had been completely unveiled by a retailer before its launch. It is powered by a Snapdragon 680 processorwhich does not promise a significant improvement over the Snapdragon 678 of the Redmi Note 10 of 2021. On the front we find a 6.43-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 90Hz.

Redmi Note 11
Credit: Xiaomi

The Redmi Note 11 is powered by a 5000mAh battery compatible with the 33W wired fast charging Pro. On the photo side, the smartphone relies on a four-sensor configuration, with a 50 MP main sensor, an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, a 2 MP macro sensor and a 13 MP depth sensor. The selfie part is managed by a 13 MP sensor. It is offered in three different colors: Graphite Gray, Twilight Blue and Star Blue.

The Redmi Note 11S, a more powerful smartphone with a 108 MP photo sensor

The Redmi Note 11S is not radically different from its little brother, but offers a slightly more powerful MediaTek Helio G96 processor. We always find the same 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a frequency 90Hza battery of 5000mAh and the fast charging 33W Pro.

Redmi Note 11S
Credit: Xiaomi

Nevertheless, the smartphone is equipped with a 108 MP Samsung HM2 main photo sensor, the same as on the recent Xiaomi 11T Pro. It is still supported by an 8 MP ultra wide-angle sensor, a 2 MP macro sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor. The front camera goes to 16 MP. Three colors are also available: Graphite Gray, Twilight Blue and Pearl White.

The Redmi Note 11 Pro adopts 67 W fast charging and a 120 Hz screen

The Redmi Note 11 Pro is also powered by the MediaTek Helio G96 processorbut this time it is equipped with a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with refresh rate 120Hz. The latter promises to be brighter with a peak brightness of 1200 nits, more contrast (4,500,000:1) and better protected thanks to glass Gorilla Glass 5.

Redmi Note 11 Pro
Credit: Xiaomi

The smartphone is always powered by a 5000mAh batterybut sees the power of fast charging double to reach 67W, a first in the Redmi Note range. The photo part is ensured by a configuration with four cameras, with a 108 MP main sensor, an 8 MP ultra wide-angle sensor, a 2 MP macro sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor. At the front, there is a 16 MP sensor. Three colors are available: Graphite Gray, Polar White and Star Blue.

The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, the only 5G smartphone of the bunch

The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G is the most premium smartphone in the series. As the name suggests, this is the only model compatible with the network 5G thanks to his Snapdragon 695 processor. The rest of the spec sheet is nearly identical to the previous model. We find 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with refresh rate 120Hz and the 5000mAh battery compatible with the 67W fast charging.

Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Credit: Xiaomi

However, on the photo side, the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G relies on a three-camera configuration, with a 108 MP main sensor, an 8 MP ultra wide-angle sensor and a 2 MP macro sensor. The shots at the front are also provided by a 16 MP sensor. The colors are different from the Redmi Note 11 Pro: Graphite Gray, Polar White and Atlantic Blue.

Price and availability

During its conference, Xiaomi unveiled the prices of all versions of the Redmi Note 11, but these are currently expressed in dollars. Here are all the prices communicated by the Chinese manufacturer:

Redmi Note 11 Series price
Credit: Xiaomi

Redmi Note 11

  • 4 GB of RAM + 64 GB of storage – 179 dollars (159€)
  • 4 GB of RAM + 128 GB of storage – 199 dollars (176€)
  • 6 GB of RAM + 128 GB of storage – 229 dollars (203€)

Redmi Note 11S

  • 6 GB of RAM + 64 GB of storage – 249 dollars (221€)
  • 6 GB of RAM + 128 GB of storage – 279 dollars (247€)
  • 8 GB of RAM + 128 GB of storage – 299 dollars (265€)

Redmi Note 11 Pro

  • 6 GB of RAM + 64 GB of storage – 299 dollars (265€)
  • 6 GB of RAM + 128 GB of storage – 329 dollars (292€)
  • 8 GB of RAM + 128 GB of storage – 349 dollars (309€)

Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G

  • 6 GB of RAM + 64 GB of storage – 329 dollars (292€)
  • 6GB RAM + 128GB storage – $349 (€309)
  • 8 GB of RAM + 128 GB of storage – 379 dollars (336€)

Smartphones will be available from February 16 on AliExpress at a reduced rate. For now, we don’t know anything about their prices in euros or their release date in France. We will of course keep you informed as soon as we learn more.

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