Xiaomi brought the Redmi Note 11S and Note 11 to the Indian market back in February. However, it took a while to bring the Pro variants. The company has addressed this two weeks ago with the announcement of the Redmi Note 11 Pro and Note 11 Pro+ 5G in the country. The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G has been on sale for a while now. The Redmi Note 11 Pro finally joins its brother today. The device is on sale in the country and starting at noon local time today. The Note 11 Pro will also be available for purchase in India through Mi.com, Amazon.in, Mi Home, and other retail partners.
In India, the Redmi Note 11 Pro is being sold in Stealth Black, Phantom White, and Star Blue colorways. The phone is available with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of Internal Storage. There is also a variant with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of Internal Storage. The handset is priced at INR 17,999 which translates to $235. The high-tier version comes with a $260 price tag. To those unaware, the Redmi Note 11 Pro packs the MediaTek Helio G96 SoC. That may sound strange for a “Pro” smartphone in 2022. But the fact is that there aren’t many “good” options in the 4G segment anymore.
Redmi Note 11 Pro core specifications
The Helio G96 is the same 12 nm chipset as the Helio G95T. The big difference is that now it withstands high-resolution displays. Apart from that, it’s the same processor with two ARM Cortex-A76 cores and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores. The Redmi Note 11 Pro flaunts a 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate. The handset draws its powers from a 5,000 mAh battery with 67 W fast charging. The phone still runs Android 11 but runs MIUI 13. In terms of optics, the phone brings a 108 MP main camera, an 8 MP ultrawide snapper, 2 MP macro, and 2 MP depth sensor units.
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Other specs include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, 3.5 mm headphone jack, dual speakers, Hi-Res Audio certification, IR Blaster, and IP53 rating.
For a quick comparison, the Note 11 Pro+ 5G brings similar specifications such as the display and size. However, the device brings the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G which is a much better offering than the Helio G96. The phone ditches the fourth 2 MP camera and keeps the remaining three snappers. It brings up to 8 GB of RAM with 256 GB of Internal Storage.
The device will have an intense struggle with the Realme 9 Pro series for Indian customers’ preference. Meanwhile, there is a specific part of users that will be waiting for the Redmi K50 series that should land in the market as the POCO F4 series.