Redmi Note 11, Note 11 Pro and 11 Pro+ announced, Pro+ brings 120W fast charging

by Johnson Daniel

Xiaomi has introduced three strong Redmi smartphones in China today – Redmi Note 11, Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro+. The Redmi Note 11 Pro and 11 Pro+ share so many similarities with each other, the Pro version comes with a bigger battery size as the Pro+ has 120W fast charging.

Redmi Note 11

The Redmi Note 11 looks like the other phone models in the Redmi Note 11 series but takes a few notable downgrades. The chipset is Dimensity 810, coupled with four memory options – 4/128GB, 6/128GB, 8/128GB, and 8/256GB. It doesn’t have a micro SD slot.

The Vanilla Note 11 features a 6.6″ LCD with Full HD+ resolution housing a 16MP selfie shooter and a 90Hz refresh rate.  The back has two huge cameras – a 50MP main unit and an 8MP ultrawide camera.

This device surprisingly comes with a bigger battery size than the Pro+ but not the Pro with 33W fast charging that should power up the battery from 0 to 100% in 62 minutes, according to Redmi.

Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, stereo speakers and an IR sensor, as well as Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 on top. The Redmi Note 11 is going to be available in Gradient, Black, and Mint Blue colours and start from CNY1,199 ($187). The first flash sale will take place on Monday, November 1.

Redmi Note 11 Pro and Note 11 Pro+

Since both models share so many similarities, you should expect the same external designs. The front panel is a 6.67” AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate and features a particularly small selfie camera punch-hole at just 2.96mm in diameter.

On the inside, both devices have a Dimensity 920 chipset and a choice between three memory versions – 6/128GB, 8/128GB and 8/256GB. There is no micro SD slot.

The huge camera setup on the back has only three active snappers: a 108MP main with Samsung HM2 sensor, borrowed from the predecessor Redmi Note 10 Pro, an 8MP ultrawide cam with 120-degree FoV, and a 2MP telemacro camera. The front-facing camera has a 16MP sensor.

Coming to what differentiates both devices, the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ is its 120W fast charging that tops the 4,500 mAh battery in about 15 minutes. To prove that, Xiaomi had a performer on stage hold his breath for 15 minutes and 5 seconds while a demo unit was charging.

The Redmi Note 11 Pro would decrease the charging rate to “just” 67W, which is still tremendously fast, and you’d be getting a larger 5,160mAh battery. Other features include a 3.5mm audio jack and JBL-tuned stereo speakers, and Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 on top.

Redmi Note 11 Pro will follow on November 5 in Black, Aurora Gradient, Violet, or Forest Green colours. Prices start from CNY1,699 ($265).

The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ will be available on the same day as its non-Plus sibling, but it starts from CNY1,999 ($310) and skips on the gradient paint job.

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