Device brand Xiaomi has today launched its latest smartphone lineup in the country through its sub-brand, Redmi. The Redmi Note 11 series, which was released globally last month, brings to the local market highly sought after features and specifications at bargain prices in a campaign dubbed ‘Rise to the Challenge’.
“Rising to the challenge to bring even stronger specs and features, Redmi Note 11 series brings powerful upgrades to its camera system, charging speed, display and SoC —making flagship-level smartphone performance more accessible than before,” says a statement from Xiaomi’s distributors in Kenya.
The spirit of the Redmi Note 11 Series – Rise to the Challenge – acts as a call-to-action to Xiaomi fans, inspiring them to rise to their everyday challenges and create a better version of themselves.
The series comprises the Redmi Note 11, the Redmi Note 11S and the Redmi Note 11 Pro
Features and specifications
The Redmi Note 11 is the entry-level device in the series. The Redmi Note 11S is the middle (child?) device and the Redmi Note 11 Pro, going by the features we are about to dissect below, is at the apex of the series, complete with a 5G variant that is on offer in select markets.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11S share the same 108-megapixel primary camera sensor at the back. This sensor, according to Xiaomi, allows users to capture and share moments of their life in high resolution and true-to-life details. This is thanks to its large size and leveraging the 9-in-1 pixel binning technology and dual native ISO to produce sharp images with a higher dynamic range and colour performances as well as “excellent results” in low light conditions.
Besides the main camera sensor at the back, for which the Redmi Note 11 gets a 50-megapixel sensor when compared to what the others get as outlined above, the three Redmi Note 11 devices share the same ultra-wide (8-megapixels), depth (2-megapixels) and macro (2-megapixels) sensors.
Other differences as far as cameras go among the trio are on the front-facing in-display camera. The Redmi Note 11 makes do with a 13-megapixel sensor while the Redmi Note 11S and Pro models get 16-megapixel sensors with largely the same functionality.
It is the Redmi Note 11 Pro that gets the higher 120Hz refresh rate on its display as its siblings settle for 90Hz.
It also has a bigger (6.67-inch compared to 6.43 inches) display.
The three devices share the same display technology (AMOLED) and their panels can reach a maximum brightness of 1,200 nits in bright daylight.
The trio pack 5,000mAh battery units. The differences among them show up in the charging speeds with the Pro model going from nothing to half in just 15 minutes thanks to the turbo-charging tech. The Note 11 and the Note 11S, relying on the 33W fast-charging when plugged in, go from zero to full in about an hour.
A standout feature of the three devices is the availability of dual speakers. The endangered 3.5mm headphone jack is also available.
Check out all the specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 series here.
The (standard) Redmi Note 11 comes in 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM + 128GB internal storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage configurations.
The Redmi Note 11S and Redmi Note 11 Pro come in 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage configurations.
The pricing of the three devices in their various configurations is as follows:
Redmi Note 11
- 4GB+64GB: Ksh. 19,999
- 4GB+128GB: Ksh. 22,499
- 6GB+128GB: Ksh. 23,999
Redmi Note 11S
- 6GB+64GB: Kshs 22,999
- 6GB+128GB: Kshs 27,999
- 8GB+128GB: Kshs 29,999
Redmi Note 11 Pro
- 6GB+64GB: Kshs 29,999
- 6GB+128GB: Kshs 33,499
- 8GB+128GB: Kshs 34,999
The Redmi Note 11 and Redmi Note 11S are available for purchase immediately.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro will be available for purchase in March.