Originally launched in China last October, Xiaomi today has officially introduced the Redmi Note 11 Series for the global market. While the company has released three models under the series at its home market, countries outside of China may receive up to four different Redmi Note 11 Series devices instead.
The first in the line is the standard Note 11 model which is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 and could feature up to 6GB of RAM as well as 128GB internal storage. It has also been equipped with a 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display that has a refresh rate of 90Hz.
The standard model also features a 50MP main camera that is being accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide camera, 2MP macro camera, and 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, it is being handled by a 13MP punch-hold front-facing camera.
Meanwhile, the Note 11S also shared the same 6.43-inch Full HD+ 90Hz AMOLED display but it came with a MediaTek G96 processor instead. The phone also can be obtained with up to 8GB of RAM although its maximum internal storage option is still capped at 128GB.
Xiaomi has retained the 8MP ultra-wide camera, 2MP macro camera, and 2MP depth camera for the Note 11S. However, the company decided to switch the sensor inside the phone’s main and selfie cameras to 108MP and 16MP sensors, respectively.
As for the Note 11 Pro and Note 11 Pro 5G, Xiaomi goes for a larger 6.67-inch AMOLED display that also has an even faster refresh rate at 120Hz. Just like the Note 11S, the Pro models can be obtained with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage although they are being powered by different processors.
Specifically, the Note 11 Pro runs on the same MediaTek G96 chip as per Note 11S while the Note 11 Pro 5G comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 instead. Camera-wise, both phones have generally the same setup as per Note 11S although Xiaomi has somehow decided to remove the 2MP depth camera from the 5G model.
Interesting enough, Xiaomi has equipped a 5,000mAh battery into all four models within the Redmi Note 11 Series. However, Note 11 and Note 11S only support chargers with a power rating of up to 33W while both Pro models can be charged using a 67W charger.
This means the Note 11 and Note 11S takes slightly more time to be fully charged although it is still relatively quick at just around an hour. On another hand, it only takes 15 minutes of charging time for Note 11 Pro and Note 11 Pro 5G to gain 50% of their battery.
At the moment, the release date, as well as the pricing of the Redmi Note 11 Series for Malaysia, has not yet been revealed by Xiaomi. Nevertheless, here is the standard global pricing for all four phones as a reference:
- Note 11: 4GB/64GB – US$179 (~RM750) // 4GB/128GB – US$199 (~RM835) // 6GB/128GB – US$229 (~RM960)
- Note 11S: 6GB/64GB – US$249 (~RM1,044) // 6GB/128GB – US$279 (~RM1,170) // 8GB/128GB – US$299 (~RM1,254)
- Note 11 Pro: 6GB/64GB – US$299 (~RM1,254) // 6GB/128GB – US$329 (~RM1,379) // 8GB/128GB – US$349 (~RM1,463)
- Note 11 Pro 5G: 6GB/64GB – US$329 (~RM1,379) // 6GB/128GB – US$349 (~RM1,463) // 8GB/128GB – US$379 (~RM1,589)
We have noticed that Lazada and Shopee have been listed in the presentation during the global launch event just now as among the retailers throughout the world that will be offering the new devices to consumers. Hence, we believe the launch will take place very soon, so we will keep you posted once we hear more from Xiaomi.