In 2021, Xiaomi’s sub-brand released the Redmi Note 11 series models in China. The lineup includes three devices — the original Redmi Note 11, Redmi Note 11 Pro, and the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus. A month later, the vanilla version landed in India. The Pro variants came to this market with differnet names of Xiaomi 11i and Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge. Today, following the schedule, the manufacturer released four slightly different devices in other international markets under the Redmi Note 11 banner.
The models we are talking about are the vanilla Redmi Note 11, the Redmi Note 11S, the Redmi Note 11 Pro, and the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G. Though externally they are identical to the Chinese version, internally they differ a lot. As there are too many differences and similarities, we recommend to get acquainted with them visiting XDA’s page.
Redmi Note 11 / Redmi Note 11S
These two are almost the same devices. Say, the original variant sports a Snapdragon 680 chip, a 50MP main camera, and a 13MP selfie lens, while the Redmi Note 11S comes with a MediaTek Helio G96 SoC, a 108MP main shooter, and a 16MP selfie camera. The rest of the features remain unchanged. Thus, these phones come with a 6.43-inch FHD+ display with a refresh rate of 90Hz, a touch-sampling rate of 180Hz, and 1000nits of peak brightness.
Also, these handsets feature a 5,000mAh battery, which supports 33W wired fast charging. By the way, a corresponding charging head comes inside the box. We should also point out 2MP macro cameras, and 2MP depth sensors. Lastly, both phones run MIUI 13 based on Android 11.
The Redmi Note 11 and the Note 11S will be available in various storage options. For instance, the original variant has up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB UFS 2.2 storage. Whereas, the Note 11S comes with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage.
Redmi Note 11 Pro / Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
The international Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G have the same 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED displays as the Chinese Redmi Note 11 Pro. Thus, these displays boast a peak refresh rate of 120Hz, a 360Hz touch sampling rate, and 1200nits of peak brightness.
Though the design and displays are the same, they come with quite different chips. The global Redmi Note 11 Pro sports MediaTek Helio G96 chip, while the 5G variant comes with the Snapdragon 695 SoC. They are coupled with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage. Both phones also come with 5,000mAh batteries that support 67W fast charging.
As for photography, the Redmi Note 11 Pro and Pro 5G sport 108MP main cameras, 8MP ultra-wide cameras, 2MP macro cameras, and 2MP depth sensors. On the opposite side, we will find 16MP selfie cameras. The Redmi Note 11 Pro and Note 11 Pro 5G run MIUI 13 based on Android 11.
Pricing and Availability
The Redmi Note 11 lineup will go on sale starting February 16. The prices are introduced below: