Redmi Note 11 series: Everything you need to know

Xiaomi finally decided it is time the rest of the world gets access to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11. The device got its first release in China last year, with the company promising an international release early this year. What is interesting is that the Chinese company has made slight changes to the line-up, as you will see below.

The first noticeable change is to the line-up itself. The international version of the Redmi Note 11 does not have a Pro Plus version but, instead, has an S model that does not exist in the Chinese market.

The four devices available for the international market are as follows: the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, Redmi Note 11 Pro (4G alternative), the Redmi Note 11s and the Note 11.

The four international variants have quite a few features that are standard across them, including LPDDR4X RAM, side-mounted fingerprint scanners, dual speakers and 3.5 mm headphone jacks, microSD card support and 5,000mAh batteries.

Comparing the global versions to the Chinese ones and the differences start to show, on paper at least. For starters, the Chinese Note 11 Pro has a larger battery, topping out at 5,160mAh. Since the international version does not have the Pro Plus model, the 120W charging present in that specific model is also unavailable to all non-Chinese versions of the Note 11.

While the Chinese models are all powered by MediaTek chipsets, the international variants of the Note 11 Pro 5G and Note 11 are powered by Snapdragon chips. This is in addition to all international variants getting OLED screens.

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Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G and 4G

Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G

These two international offerings are very similar, having the same size and weight. They also share the same 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen, refreshing at 120Hz. The display includes a 360Hz touch sampling rate and a 1,200 nit peak brightness rating.

A slight difference is in the cameras. While the 5G model gets a Samsung HM2 108-megapixel primary sensor, an 8MP 118 degree ultrawide and a 2-megapixel macro snapper, the 4G variant has an additional 2-megapixel depth camera.

What sets apart the two models is the chipset powering them. The 5G version of the Note 11 Pro gets the Snapdragon 695 SoC, while the 4G model rocks the MediaTek Helio G96.

Redmi Note 11S and Note 11

The Redmi Note 11S is the smallest of the bunch if you prefer compact devices. It has a 90Hz 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen, making it easier to handle with one hand.

The camera setup is exactly the same as that of the Note 11 Pro 4G, with both of them also being powered by the MediaTek Helio G96.

Note 11S and Note 11 have slower charging at 33W, but it is still fast enough to fill their batteries in just one hour.

Redmi Note 11

The Redmi Note 11 is the budget option from the line-up. It uses the same display, body, rear camera setup, and charging as its Note 11S sibling, but it has its selfie camera downgraded to 13MP, the main camera limited to a 50MP sensor while the chipset is also a less powerful Snapdragon 680.

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As is the trend these days, each of the four devices is available in three configurations. The prices listed below are converted from international listings, making it possible to get slightly different ones in Kenyan stores.

Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G

  • 6 GB/ 64 GB at Kshs 37,000
  • 6 GB/ 128 GB at Kshs 40,000
  • 8 GB/ 128 GB at Kshs 43,000

Redmi Note 11 Pro

  • 6 GB/ 64 GB at Kshs 34,000
  • 6 GB/ 128 GB at Kshs 37,000
  • 8 GB/ 128 GB at Kshs 40,000

Redmi Note 11S

  • 6 GB/ 64 GB at Kshs 28,000
  • 6 GB/ 128 GB at Kshs 31,000
  • 8 GB/ 128 GB at Kshs 34,000

Redmi Note 11

  • 6 GB/ 64 GB at Kshs 20,000
  • 4 GB/ 128 GB at Kshs 23,000
  • 6 GB/ 128 GB at Kshs 26,000

Naftaly is a Computer Science graduate with a passion for tech, video games and pop culture. When he is not writing articles for AndroidKenya, he is probably rewatching the Lord of the Rings trilogy for the hundredth time. Email at Twitter @KarisNaftaly

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