Xiaomi’s best-selling mobile range in the world has just had its catalog renewed: the Redmi Note 11 are already official outside China. Among the four new models, the couple Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G stand out for their characteristics: they are responsible for success.

It’s been a while since Xiaomi showcased devices outside of its home country, we’ve already missed those events with a stack of phones, accessories and software set to expand across Europe, the India and America. And the representatives of the mid-range have arrived to start 2012 in style: the Redmi Note 11 are now official.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro and Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G specs

XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 11 PRO

Xiaomi REDMI NOTE 11 PRO 5G

SCREEN

6.67 inches
FullHD+
AMOLED
Refresh rate up to 120Hz
360 Hz sampling rate
Corning Gorilla Glass 5

6.67 inches
FullHD+
AMOLED
Refresh rate up to 120Hz
360 Hz sampling rate
Corning Gorilla Glass 5

PROCESSOR

MediaTek Helio G96

Snapdragon 695

RAM MEMORY

6/8 GB LPDDR4X

6/8 GB LPDDR4X

INTERNAL MEMORY

64/128 GB UFS 2.2

64/128 GB UFS 2.2

DRUMS

5000mAh
67W fast charge

5000mAh
67W fast charge

REAR CAMERA

108 megapixels, f/1.9
8 megapixel wide angle, f/2.2
Macro 2 megapixel, f/2.4
Depth of 2 megapixels, f/2.4

108 megapixels, f/1.9
8 megapixel wide angle, f/2.2
Macro 2 megapixel, f/2.4

FRONT CAMERA

16 megapixels, f/2.4

16 megapixels, f/2.4

OPERATING SYSTEM

Android 11
MIUI 13

Android 11
MIUI 13

CONNECTIVITY

4G
Dual-band Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 5.1
NFC
infrared transmitter
headphone jack

5G
4G
Dual-band Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 5.1
NFC
infrared transmitter
headphone jack

OTHERS

Splash resistance IP53
stereo speakers
Fingerprint reader on the side

Splash resistance IP53
stereo speakers
Fingerprint reader on the side

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS

164.19 x 76.1 x 8.12mm
202 grams

164.19 x 76.1 x 8.12mm
202 grams

THE PRICE

Big screen and more than decent power

Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G

Both phones have virtually identical functionality, so the decision is clear: what is 5G essential? Well, you have to point to the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G. That the latest connectivity isn’t so important? Well, the Redmi Note 11 Pro is enough and more than enough to meet most expectations.

The choice of processor arises for future owners of the phone: MediaTek or Qualcomm? The model with 4G bets on Helio G96; with the Qualcomm 695 in the case of the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G. Beyond connectivity, the Snapdragon SoC should bring more fluidity and improved power, at least on paper.

Having cleared up the main difference between the two, let’s get into what unites them. Especially the screen: Xiaomi has chosen a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel with FHD+ resolution (1,080 x 2,400 pixels), a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, the front is made of Gorilla Glass 5, the screen offers a peak brightness of 1,200 nits and is cut off by a central top hole for the 16-megapixel camera.

Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G

Speaking of cameras: the Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G rely on a Samsung HM2 main sensor with an image size of 108 megapixels. Both include an 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor and a third 2-megapixel macro camera. And the Redmi Note 11 Pro offers a fourth camera: two megapixels and dedicated to capturing the depth of the scene.

Redmi Note 11 Pro

The battery remains at 5,000mAh with fast charging coming in at 67W, not bad in the range the Redmi Note 11 Pro and Pro 5G are aimed at (both include the 67W charger in the box).

Redmi Note 11 Pro

They have a dual stereo speaker, they offer NFC, an infrared emitter, they include a headphone jack, USB C, they mount the fingerprint reader on the side of the phone and they are updated to MIUI 13. Good sure, at the moment with Android Base 11.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro and Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G price and availability

Both phones are already official in Europe and will soon arrive in Spain. The models that will be marketed are limited:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 6/128 GB: price not yet available. Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G 6/128 GB: price not yet available. Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G 8/128 GB: price not yet available.