After months of waiting, Xiaomi is set to bring the Redmi Note 11 series out of China today. Xiaomi’s Redmi Note series has been one of the most successful budget smartphone lineups, and over the last few years, the Redmi Note smartphones have garnered a lot of praise for the value for money it offers. We expect the same from the global variants since their Chinese counterparts are already bang for buck deals. The company is expected to launch three smartphones in the series today: the Redmi Note 11, Note 11 Pro, and Note 11 Pro 5G. Here’s a quick roundup of the global variant of the Redmi Note 11 series price, specifications, and everything else we so far know.
Just to be clear, the Redmi Note 11 series isn’t coming to India for now; we might have to wait for a few weeks before the Redmi Note 11 series teasers start in India. Also, the global Redmi Note 11 series would be a little different from its Chinese counterpart. The vanilla Redmi Note 11 has already launched as the POCO M4 Pro in the global markets and Redmi Note 11T in India. Meanwhile, the Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note Pro+ were recently unveiled in India as the Xiaomi 11i and Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge.
Redmi Note 11 series global launch event: time, how to watch
The Redmi Note 11 series global launch event is scheduled for today, i.e., January 26th, at 5:30pm IST. You can watch the live event on Xiaomi’s official website, and Twitter handle. The launch event should also be live-streamed on YouTube, though the video is not live yet.
Redmi Note 11 series design
The global variants of the Redmi Note 11 series are going to don a design similar to that of its Chinese counterparts. A few days ago, we got our first look at the Redmi Note 11 series, bringing our imagination to an end. The renders show an identical design with flat edges and a humongous camera module. The front looks reminiscent as well, with a hole-punch cutout and a thick bottom bezel.
The Redmi Note 11 series will be coming in four different colour options. As per Ishan Agarwal, the Redmi Note 11 Pro and Pro 5G will come in Graphite Gray, Polar White, and a shade of blue, reminiscent of the Diamond Dazzle colour of Xiaomi 11 Lite NE. Meanwhile, we also get a look at another shade of blue colour of the Redmi Note 11 series.
Redmi Note 11 series specifications (expected)
Xiaomi is rumoured to bring three new smartphones in the Redmi Note 11 series: the Redmi Note 11, Note 11 Pro, and Note 11 Pro 5G. The vanilla Redmi Note 11 is rumoured to come with FHD+ AMOLED Dot Display with a refresh rate of 90Hz. Further, the Snapdragon 680 chipset is rumoured to be powering the Redmi Note 11. As far as cameras are concerned, it is expected to feature a quad-camera setup led by a 50MP Samsung JN1 primary sensor. The smartphone is said to boast a 5,000mAh battery with 33W charging support. We also expect it to come with a dual stereo speaker setup.
Courtesy of Yogesh Brar, we get to know the specifications of the Redmi Note 11 Pro. Yogesh suggests that Mediatek Helio G96 SoC will power the 4G variant of the Redmi Note 11 Pro. The chipset under the hood will be paired with 6GB/8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB/128GB of UFS 2.2 internal storage. He further suggests that the upcoming smartphone will feature a 6.6-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate.
The smartphone is said to come with a quad rear camera setup consisting of a 108MP primary sensor complemented by a setup of 8MP + 2MP + 2MP sensors. It is rumoured to feature a 16MP front-facing camera. Furthermore, the Redmi Note 11 will boast a 5,000mAh battery with support for 67W charging. It will be running Android 11 based MIUI 13 out-of-the-box.
Redmi Note 11 price (expected)
The vanilla Redmi Note 11 is rumoured to come at a starting price of EUR 250 ( around Rs 21,140). However, there’s no word on the pricing of Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G as of now. But we expect them to be priced aggressively since Xiaomi’s Redmi Note lineup is known for its affordability.