Xiaomi’s Redmi is known for filling its smartphone lineups with multiple variants. There are countless “S”, “E”, and “A” variants nowadays for Redmi Note and Redmi smartphones. Now, there is even a new trend of re-launching old devices by adding the “year” label on the more recent models i.e. the Redmi Note 8 2021, or the upcoming Redmi Note 11 Pro 2023. Well, this trend does not seem to be changing anytime soon. Apparently, the company is not happy with the current size of the Redmi Note 11 family. Hence, it’s bringing a new Redmi Note 11R variant.
Redmi Note 11R alleged specifications
While the Redmi Note 12 series does not come out, the company keeps increasing the number of devices in the Note 11 lineup. A new smartphone packing model number 22095RA98C appeared on China Telecom. It carries the Redmi Note 11R moniker. The listing details some of the specifications coming with the device. Apparently, the device is based on the POCO M4 5G. It has a dual camera and similar specifications.
So far most of the specifications are similar. For instance, the Redmi Note 11R has a 13 MP main camera and a secondary 2 MP snapper. For selfies, there is a 5 MP snapper. As you can see, this is an entry-level smartphone. The camera setup is basic, especially the selfie snapper.
The focus isn’t photography. Regardless of that, the Redmi Note 11R packs a 6.58-inch panel which we assume it’s an LCD screen. Taking the POCO M5 5G into consideration, it has Full HD+ resolution and a 90 Hz refresh rate.
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The phone will likely bring the MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC. This chipset simply can’t die, as it’s the cheapest processor offering 5G connectivity in the market. However, the Redmi Note 11R seems to bring 8 GB of RAM, while the POCO handset has only up to 6 GB. Storage is up to 128 GB and you can expect a micro SD card slot for further expansion.
The Redmi Note 11R runs MIUI 13 with Android 12 running as the underlying version. The Note 11R will pack a 5000 mAh battery with modest 18W charging. The phone has a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
For now, there is no word on a release date for this handset. But we expect it to go official pretty soon in the Chinese market. It’s a little pointless for Xiaomi to bring this device to the global audience. After all, the POCO M4 5G is available. However, we can’t predict Redmi moves.