After the leaks broke out pointing to the launch of the Realme 11 series, the brand decided to break the silence. According to them, the Realme 11 series will arrive in May. We have a new poster that teases the arrival of the new family as well as a new design language. The image suggests a circular camera island at the back of the device. That falls in line with a device spotted on TENAA certification. It sports a new look, that to be honest, resembles some Huawei Mate phones from the past. Still, that is an all-new design for Realme.
It seems that the brand will launch the new devices in China first. Perhaps, because the Realme 11 series is still fresh internationally? As per the tipster, Digital Chat Station the upcoming Realme 11 Pro+ will have a new Dimensity 7-series CPU. This seems to be the device that passed by TENAA with the new look and a mysterious 2.6 GHz CPU.
Realme 11 Pro+ alleged specifications
The Realme 11 Pro+ will pack a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen with curved sides and 1080p resolution. Moreover, this will be the first numbered Realme phone to bring a 200 MP camera. The specs could be a little off, but if they are accurate with a 1/1.4″ size, then we are looking at the Samsung ISOCELL HP3 sensor. It’s the same snapper on the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ that failed to impress the folks at DXOMark. The phone will bring the very same 8 MP ultrawide shooter and a 2 MP macro or depth sensor. We assume that the main camera will have OIS.
TENAA teases the launch of two distinct variants. The Realme 11 Pro+ will have 80W or 100W charging for the 5,000 mAh battery. This is a bit strange, after all, we always see the faster-charging variants paired with smaller batteries. We will have to wait for confirmation. Anyway, the phone is rumored to bring a new Dimensity 7-series chip with up to 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of Storage. This will probably be closer to the newly launched Dimensity 7200.
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The Realme 10 series lags behind the Redmi Note 12 series in terms of hardware upgrades. While Xiaomi brought a good amount of upgrades, the Realme 10 series is too similar to the Realme 9 series. Hopefully, there will be bigger changes for the Realme 11 series. After all, this lineup is starting to become “boring”. But that is just my humble opinion. We expect this Pro+ variant to come along with a vanilla Realme 11 and Pro variants.
Realme 10 Pro+ vs Realme 11 Pro+
Let’s dig a little into the Realme 1o Pro+ specifications to check whether this is a real upgrade or not. The Realme 10 Pro+ has a similar 6.7-inch AMOLED HDR10+ display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and Full HD+ resolution. Under the hood, the device brought the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoC. This chipset is beyond anything in the Dimensity 700 series but is below the newer Dimensity 7200 CPU. The device came with up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of Internal Storage.
In terms of optics, the main sensor is a 108 MP shooter that comes along with an 8 MP ultrawide shooter and a 2 MP macro. Besides the new look for the camera, it seems that the 200 MP camera will be the only change in the Realme 11 Pro+. The 10 Pro+ brings Wi-Fi 6, Stereo Speakers, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, and GPS. It also packs an in-display fingerprint scanner, Android 13 with Realme UI 4, and a 5,000 mAh battery with up to 67W fast charging. While some of these specs will remain the same, we expect Bluetooth 5.3 and faster charging as TENAA suggests.
If the new CPU is close enough to the Dimensity 7200, then we will see a significant upgrade in performance. After all, this is a 4nm chipset with ARMv9 cores. The 7200 has 2 x ARM Cortex-A715 clocked at up to 2.8 GHz, and 6 x ARM Cortex-A510 clocked at up to 2 GHz. It has a Mali-G610 MC4 GPU which is also better than the Mali-G68 on the Dimensity 1080. The new chipset that Digital Chat Station teases could be, perhaps, an underclocked version. Maybe a Dimensity 7100. For now, we will need to wait, but another interesting fact is that the Dimensity 7200 has support for 200MP cameras.
We expect Realme to tease more details in May. The company will do its best to keep the hype alive for the new devices. The devices should launch in China first, but an international release is granted. After all, the devices have been spotted on India’s BIS certification, and FCC. Curiously, it has been less than a month since the launch of the latest Realme 10 series variant.