Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi launched two new smartphones and a smartwatch in India today. These include the Redmi Note 11 Pro, Redmi Note 11 Pro+, and the Redmi Watch 2 Lite. The Redmi Note 11 Pro models feature largely identical specifications save for the SoC and the camera setup.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 695 and features a 6.67-inch FHD+ 120 Hz AMOLED display with a 360 Hz touch sampling rate, 1200-nit peak brightness, and 100% DCI-P3 coverage. The body is primarily made of glass and marks the arrival of an enhanced Redmi EVOL design called the EVOL Pro. The EVOL Pro specifies an overall flat construction with a clean camera island and IP53 rating.
On the other hand, the Redmi Note 11 Pro is powered by the MediaTek Helio G96 SoC with a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. There is no 5G support here, so you will have to make do with G LTE. 5G isn't yet prevalent in India anyways, so buyers can save some money by opting for the Note 11 Pro if the faster SD695 SoC isn't a priority.
Both the Redmi Note 11 Pro and the Note 11 Pro+ feature a 108 MP Samsung HM2 primary camera with an f/1.9 aperture and a 6P lens but no OIS. There's also an 8 MP ultrawide f/2.2 along with a 2 MP f/2. macro lens. The Note 11 Pro also features a 2 MP depth sensor not found in the Pro+. Despite the capable cameras, video recording is limited to just 1080p 30 fps. A 16 MP f/2.5 front camera with screen flash is common to both models.
The battery capacity, too, is common at 5,000 mAh with support 67 W fast charging, which Redmi claims can offer enough charge within 15 minutes for all-day usage. MIUI 13 based on Android 11 comes pre-installed.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ is 5G will be available in the following storage variants and price points in the Indian market:
The prices are applicable till end of March 2022 and the device will go on sale from March 15 12 PM IST.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro, on the other hand, will be available in two variants as follows:
Prices are valid till end of March and the device is slated to go on sale from March 23 12 PM IST.
The new Redmi Note 11 Pro and Note 11 Pro+ will take the just announced Realme 9 5G series head-on at corresponding price points.
We had previously reviewed the Redmi Watch 2 Lite, and it came across as a decent smartwatch though the heart rate monitor could definitely use some work. The Redmi Watch 2 Lite includes heart rate monitoring, SpO2, and GPS sensors and includes 17 workout modes and 90+ extended modes. It also comes with sleep tracking, stress monitoring, breathing training, and menstruation tracking.
Redmi claims a 10-day battery life and up to 5 ATM of water resistance. The smartwatch will go sale from March 15 12 PM IST in India for ₹,999 (US$65).
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