Whereas the Professional duo has massive ambitions, the Redmi Observe 11 and Observe 11S will attempt to win your coronary heart by being smaller, lighter and cheaper. Even so, they share some options with the Professionals and with one another.
With a 6.43” AMOLED show, these two are a couple of millimeters shorter and narrower, over 20g lighter too. They nonetheless get pleasure from 1080p+ decision (20:9) and a excessive refresh fee – solely 90Hz, however it’s nonetheless an improve over the Observe 10 and 10S from final yr. The contact sampling fee is double that (180Hz) and Xiaomi managed to spice up the everyday brightness to 700 nits (up from 450 nits). The Gorilla Glass 3 safety and IP53 ranking (splash resistance) are the identical.
Redmi Observe 11/11S with 6.43″ AMOLED shows – 1080p+ decision, 90 Hz, Gorilla Glass 3
The digicam is a a lot bigger improve. The Redmi Observe 11S will get the identical 108MP ISOCELL HM2 because the Professionals – a 1/1.53” sensor with 0.7 µm pixels and 9-in-1 binning (for two.1 µm pixels). That is fairly a soar up from the 64MP 1/1.97″ sensor of the 10S.
The common Observe 11 will get a 50 MP sensor as an alternative. Each pack a 118° ultrawide digicam with 8MP sensor, a 2MP macro cam and a 2MP depth sensor.
The Redmi Observe 11S has the identical 108MP major and 8MP ultrawide cameras because the Professional fashions
The Redmi Observe 11 will get a 50MP major digicam as an alternative
The chipsets are sequels to those from final yr – the S-model will get the Helio G96 (as an alternative of G95), the vanilla has a Snapdragon 680 (as an alternative of 678). The G96 is fabbed on an previous 12nm course of, however has comparatively new Cortex-A76 cores (two of them). Properly, “new” in relation to the Cortex-A73 primarily based cores (4 of them) within the Snapdragon. As an alternative of efficiency, the Snapdragon has its eyes set on effectivity – it’s fabbed on a contemporary 6nm course of.
MIUI 13 primarily based on Android 11 will come pre-installed. The Redmi Observe 11 begins at 4/64 GB and tops out at 6/128 GB, the Observe 11S begins at 6/64 GB and tops out at 8/128 GB. Not like the Professionals, nonetheless, these have devoted spots for microSD playing cards on the dual-SIM tray.
Each telephones have side-mounted fingerprint readers and may also use their entrance cameras for biometric unlock – 16MP for the S-phone and 13MP for the opposite one. These have IR blasters and (in some areas) NFC, plus twin audio system and three.5mm headphone jacks.
The Observe 11 and 11S are powered by 5,000 mAh batteries, the identical capability as final yr’s fashions. Nonetheless, Xiaomi managed to optimize the 33W quick charging, so now 100% is reached in 58 minutes (the Observe 10 wanted 74 minutes).
The Redmi Observe 11 and Observe 11S will grow to be accessible later this month in a restricted “early chicken” deal, broad availability is coming subsequent month. The Redmi Observe 11 will begin at $180 for the 4/64 GB mannequin and can go as much as $230 for the highest 6/128 GB mannequin. The Redmi Observe 11S will begin at $250 (6/64 GB) and go as much as $300 (8/128 GB).
However these costs may be decrease, for those who catch the worm – the early chicken costs can be accessible solely on AliExpress and solely on January 28 and 29. They drop the Observe 11 costs by $20 for the 4/64 GB and 4/128 GB fashions and $30 for the highest 6/128 GB mannequin. As for the Observe 11S, solely the 6/64 GB model is getting a reduction to the tune of $20.