Over the years, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note series has redefined the term value for money with smartphones that offer powerful hardware without needing one to break the bank. The newly-launched Redmi Note 11 Pro is no different. Powered by the MediaTek Helio G96 processor, the device ships with impressive specs, including a large display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 108MP rear camera, and a 5,000mAh battery with 67W fast charging. Here’s everything you need to know about this handset.
Guaranteed smooth performance with MediaTek Helio G96
The Redmi Note 11 Pro comes with the most powerful processor in MediaTek’s gaming-centric Helio G series of chipsets. The MediaTek Helio G96 offers two ARM Cortex-A76 cores clocked up to 2.05GHz and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores that balance performance and battery efficiency quite well. With MediaTek HyperEngine 2.0 Lite, the device promises a delightful gaming experience with features like Intelligent Resource Management Engine and Networking Engine.
Speaking of gaming, the phone also comes with liquid cooling technology that utilises copper foil to reduce the smartphone’s temperature and multiple layers of graphite sheets to dissipate heat. This ensures that the performance doesn’t witness a drop during extended sessions. The chipset is coupled to 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, which ensures smooth multi-tasking. The phone also comes with RAM Booster technology which extends the RAM to up to 11GB when needed. Taking care of your storage needs is 128GB internal memory, which can be expanded further up to 1TB via a microSD card.
5,000mAh battery with 67W Turbo Charge
Ensuring that you can enjoy all the power granted by the MediaTek Helio G96 chipset for the entire day without issues, the smartphone comes equipped with a beefy 5,000mAh battery. The long battery life is made even longer thanks to the power-efficient Helio G96 chip. Together they ensure that the phone will last a day and then some more. And when you do need to juice it up, the bundled 67W fast charger promises to deliver all-day battery life within 15 minutes of charging. With the Redmi Note 11 Pro in your hands, you will never have to look for a wall plug in the middle of the day.
Quad-cameras headlined by a Pro-grade 108MP sensor
Among the biggest highlights of the new Redmi Note 11 Pro is its camera stack. Headlined by a 108MP camera, the quad-camera array ensures that the device can capture all sorts of scenarios. The other three cameras include an 8MP ultra-wide lens with a 118-degree field of vision, a 2MP depth shooter, and a 2MP macro sensor. The primary shooter features a large 1/1.52-inch Samsung HM2 ISOCELL sensor with an aperture of f/1.9 that ensures crisp details even in low light. Like other 108MP sensors, the camera shoots in 12-megapixels by default with the 9-in-1 pixel binning technology. For selfies, the smartphone boasts a 16MP sensor up front.
A gorgeous 6.67-inch Super AMOLED display
With our phones becoming portable multimedia theatres, the Redmi Note 11 Pro is made to give the best experience in this department. It offers a 6.67-inch AMOLED display that bears full HD+ resolution. Harnessing the full potential of the MediaTek Helio G96 chipset ticking inside, the panel supports a 120Hz refresh rate. It also promises sunlight legibility with a peak brightness of 1200 nits.
Gamers would also enjoy the quick responsiveness with the 360Hz touch sampling rate. The screen also gets a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The display also promises an immersive viewing experience as it only has a notch at the top to house the selfie camera. Then there’s Reading mode 3.0 that adjusts the colour temperature to suit your eyes while you’re reading eBooks or long-form articles on the web.
An attractive EVOL Pro design
The Redmi Note 11 Pro flaunts a unique design language with its camera housing and glass back. It has a flat-edge design that gives it a premium industrial look. Available in multiple hues like Graphite Grey, Polar White and Atlantic Blue, the handset looks classy and chic at the same time. It also features a sleek frame with a thickness of 8.12mm. There’s a fingerprint sensor embedded in the power button on the right side for super-fast biometric authentication. One can also authenticate themselves with the AI Face Unlock functionality.
The smartphone also features dual speakers that make it a perfect option for multimedia addicts. Like its predecessors, the phone offers an IR blaster to let you control other home appliances. There’s support for NFC as well for allowing contactless payments and more. What many would also appreciate is the inclusion of a Z-axis linear motor that ensures good vibration feedback while typing or playing games.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro will go on sale from March 23rd on Amazon.in and Mi.com. The 6GB + 128GB variant is priced at Rs 17,999, whereas the higher-end 8GB + 128GB model will set you back by Rs 19,999. If you’re looking for a device that ticks all the right boxes in the sub-Rs 20k segment, then you should consider the Redmi Note 11 Pro.