Chinese phone manufacturer, Xiaomi, has announced a trio of new 5G phones: Redmi Note 11, Redmi 11 Pro and the premium Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus. As always, the most interesting launch is the flagship model and the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus doesn’t disappoint with its standout feature being the 5G camera phone’s 120W fast charging, which betters the 4,500 mAh battery by charging to full capacity in about 15 minutes. At the launch event, Xiaomi demonstrated just how fast this is by having a performer on stage holding his breath for 15 minutes and 5 seconds, while a Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus was charging.
Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus
Powered by a Dimensity 920 chipset, the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus has decent specs across the board and comes in 6/128GB, 8/128GB and 8/256GB memory versions. The front panel is a 6.67” AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate.
The main 108MP camera on the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus features a Samsung HM2 sensor, an 8MP ultrawide camera with 120 degree field of view and a 2MP telemacro camera, complete the setup on the back. There’s also a front-facing camera with 16MP sensor, which shows itself with a tiny selfie camera punch-hole on the front, measuring 2.96mm in diameter.
The new phone has a 3.5mm audio jack, JBL-tuned stereo speakers and two 0.65 cubic mm audio chambers on sides, to enhance sound.
Redmi 11 Pro & Redmi Note 11
The Redmi 11 Pro is identical to the Plus model, aside from the 120W fast charging, with the Pro model offering 67W charging and a larger 5,160mAh battery – so still a very good option.
The more affordable Redmi Note 11 features a MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G chipset and 50MP main camera and completes the Chinese manufacturers trio of new phones.
Pricing and availability
The Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus will be available from November 5, in Black, Aurora Gradient, Violet and Forest Green colours, with prices starting from CNY1,699 ($265/£194). The Redmi Note 11 Pro will launch on the same day in Black, Aurora Gradient, Violet, or Forest Green colours, with prices starting from CNY1,699 ($265/£120). The more affordable Redmi Note 11 starts at CNY 1,299 ($203/ £149).
To date the new 5G phones have only been released for the Chinese market, we are waiting for an announcement to see which one are released in other markets and when.