That includes the Philippines too.
After the highly-anticipated launch of the Redmi Note 11 series in China, fans have been eager to see it live globally. There is a catch! According to rumours, the design may be different from what we’re getting globally. The internals such as the chipset, is also quite different than what’s seen in China.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G according to live images, would have a different design, on what appears to be similar to Infinix’s Zero X series (first Xiaomi 12, and now Redmi Note 11. We’ve gone full circle). Unlike the Chinese version, the global variant is the direct successor of the Redmi Note 10. Like it, this one has no 5G capabilities and would use the all-new Snapdragon 680, which is a higher-clocked version of the Snapdragon 678 featured in the Redmi Note 10.
In terms of the display, there’s a 90Hz FHD+ AMOLED panel, a rare feature for a budget phone. In addition to its screen, it also has a dual-speaker system coupled with a headphone jack. Other features are quite typical for a budget phone, such as a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a 50mp quad-camera (we can clearly guess this will include an 8mp ultrawide, a 2mp depth, and finally, a 2mp macro sensor, it’s obvious at this point), and an 8mp front camera. There’s also the complementary 33W fast charging powered by a 5000mAh battery.
Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
The Redmi Note 11 Pro would also get some design changes. While the Chinese variant is getting a Dimensity 920 chip, the global variant is getting a Snapdragon 695 chip, a chipset of similar calibre. And yes, there’s 5G support. There’s also a rumoured 4G variant with Helio G96. Whatever sells, I guess.
Like the rest of the series, the phone would also feature an AMOLED screen at FHD+ resolution. This phone also has a higher refresh rate at 120Hz, again, a rare feature for a flagship phone. Pretty impressive. However, one thing that slightly confused me is the lower amount of cameras, at a total of three. Sure, there are four holes, but the other hole just says “AI”, and that can confuse untrained customers.
Both phones would sport a 108mp triple-camera setup and a 5000mAh battery with 67W fast charging. Though, other details are yet to be reported and we’d rather wait by 26th January.
In a now-deleted post by a Filipino tipster, the price of the Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G for the Philippines has sprung up. The phone would have a configuration of 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage and would start at Php8,990. This listing was last seen on Shopee and is currently unlisted as the official debut has not started yet. According to the tipster, if a post has been asked to be taken down by an official Xiaomi representative, then it only means that the price is official. We’re still hopeful of other configurations as 4GB RAM is considered “entry-level” nowadays thanks to Android 12’s higher requirements. These days, 6GB RAM is considered ideal.
There are no details yet about the 5G version though, and we don’t know if Xiaomi is still calling it that. The name “Pro” is so misused that it becomes meaningless, apply it anywhere, people will definitely buy them and feel like a pro just because it has the name on it. That, or they think they paid for a premium when in reality they didn’t.