They aren’t just going to let Realme win, that’s suicide!
On Xiaomi’s socials, the company has posted that the most powerful Redmi Note yet, the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G will debut on 29th March 2022. It was initially revealed in China first and it was expected that this will be the successor, along with the rest of the Chinese editions of the Redmi Note 11 series, to the Redmi Note 10. Turns out the actual successors are more disappointing, and Xiaomi so through it so they decided to launch the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ globally anyway.
This sudden and out-of-the-blue release may have stemmed from the Realme 9 Pro+ 5G because this phone share similar specifications, the only thing that will differentiate them is the price. Maybe software reliability and service too.
We already created an article for the Chinse Redmi Note 11 phones so we’ll keep this brief. The Redmi Note 11 Pro+. This phone uses a 6.67in. AMOLED panel with 120Hz refresh rate and protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The Chinese variant uses a 108MP Samsung HM2 camera so we’re not too keen on the camera performance. There’s also the usual 8mp ultrawide and the awfully useless 2mp macro camera. It keeps the same 16mp camera as with million other phones.
It uses a Dimensity 920 chipset which its main target competitor, Realme 9 Pro+ (by the way, Xiaomi used the “Pro+” name first) uses. One caveat of the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ may have something to do with the camera, as it is not flagship level nor does it have OIS. It can record 4K@30fps video though. This chipset is paired with either 6 or 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and either 128 or 256GB UFS 2.2 storage.
The speakers are JBL-tuned, and the phone has both stereo speakers and a headphone jack, something flagships can not do at the same time. It charges on USB-C paired with 120W charging and a 4500mAh battery. 120W is rare even on some flagships.
In China, the phone launch with MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11. We might see the phone launch globally with MIUI 13 instead.
No prices yet, but we’ll keep you in touch.
- 6.67in. FHD+ (2400x1080px) SAMOLED, 4,500,000:1 contrast ratio, 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz Touch Sampling Rate
- 1200nits peak brightness
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- IP53 splashproof
- Mediatek Dimensity 920 (6nm)
- 108mp (main), f/1.89, Samsung HM2, 1/1.52″, 2.1µm
- 8mp (ultrawide), 120°
- 2mp (macro), f/2.4
- FRONT: 16mp (main)
- VIDEO: 4K@30fps (main camera only), 1080p@30/60fps (main and front camera)
- 4500mAh, 120W fast charging
- QC 3.0+ compliant
- Power Delivery 3.0
- 120W charger in-box
- 5G LTE, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, Dual-band Wi-Fi
- No expandable SD Card Slot, JBL-tuned speakers, USB-C, 3.5mm jack
- 8/128: Php 19,999
- 8/256: Php 21,999
We’ll update for pricing, most especially in the Philippines if it ever lands. We have high hopes though considering the Philippines is a very critical market for smartphones and the fact that the Realme 9 Pro+ has landed here.
It has now launched globally and in the Philippines! Price starts at Php19,999 for the 8/128 version and Php21,999 for the 8/256 version. While the live stream presented the phone as a competitor to the Galaxy S21 FE strangely, we can see that the phone heavily targets more on Realme. If the name doesn’t sound obvious enough, the internals may shock you. They are nearly identical. Sales in the Philippines start 6th April on Lazada and Shopee.
We’ll update you if ever the phone is now listed on both stores.