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Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus launched globally: 120W charging for under $400

The Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus seems like two steps forward and one step back for the family.
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March 29, 2022
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Oliver Cragg / Android Authority

The Redmi Note 11 series is bulging at the seams, with roughly a dozen models in the range already. Now, Xiaomi has announced the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus for global markets, but this isn’t actually a new release.

Instead, this is the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus that arrived in China along with the Chinese-only Redmi Note 11 phones at the tail-end of 2021. So what are you getting, then?

The phone packs a Dimensity 920 5G processor featuring an octa-core CPU (2x Cortex-A78 and 6x Cortex-A55) and a Mali-G68 MC4 GPU. Other core specs include a 6.67-inch FHD+ 120Hz OLED screen, Gorilla Glass 5, and a 4,500mAh battery. The latter represents a drop in capacity over other Redmi Note 11 phones, which usually offer 5,000mAh batteries.

However, the biggest selling point here is the addition of 120W charging, with Xiaomi claiming a full charge in just 15 minutes. Fortunately, the phone comes with a 120W charger in the box too.

The Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus has a smaller battery, a different SoC, and much faster charging than the Note 11 Pro.

You’ve still got the same camera setup as the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G (or Poco X4 Pro) here, namely a 108MP main camera, 8MP ultrawide shooter, and 2MP macro lens. A 16MP camera in a center-mounted punch-hole cutout handles video calls and selfies.

Other features worth noting include a 3.5mm port, Bluetooth 5.2, dual JBL-branded speakers, IP53 splash resistance, IR blaster, NFC, a side fingerprint scanner, and Wi-Fi 6.

Redmi Note 11S 5G and Redmi 10 5G

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Xiaomi also had two more devices on offer for global markets, as it announced the 5G-capable Redmi Note 11S and Redmi 10 devices.

Starting with the Note 11S, it seems identical to the Poco M4 Pro 5G save for the addition of a 2MP telemacro lens. Otherwise, you’re still getting a Dimensity 810 chipset, a 6.6-inch 90Hz FHD+ LCD panel, and a 5,000mAh battery with 33W charging (and a charger in the box).

The Redmi Note 11S 5G variant is also equipped with a triple camera setup (50MP main, 8MP ultrawide, and the aforementioned 2MP lens) and a 13MP selfie shooter. Otherwise, you’re also getting dual speakers, a side fingerprint scanner, and MIUI 13.

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Meanwhile, the Redmi 10 5G marks the first time we see 5G in the low-end Redmi series (i.e. the non-Note phones). It’s powered by a Dimensity 700 SoC, but also brings a 6.58-inch 90Hz FHD+ LCD screen and a 5,000mAh battery with 18W charging. In a neat touch, you’re actually getting a slightly faster 22.5W charger in the box.

The low-end model is otherwise equipped with a dual rear camera system (50MP+2MP), a 5MP selfie camera, a side fingerprint scanner, and MIUI 13.

Pricing and availability

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The Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus is the most expensive device of the lot, starting at $369 for the 6GB/128GB variant, $399 for the 8GB/128GB option, and $449 for the 8GB/256GB device. The company is holding an early bird deal on these devices via AliExpress from April 6 to 8, with prices at $349, $369, and $399 respectively.

Meanwhile, the Redmi Note 11S 5G handset starts at $249 for the 4GB/64GB option, $279 for the 4GB/128GB variant, and $299 for the 6GB/128GB model. We’re seeing early bird promotions on this device too from April 6 to 8 via AliExpress, coming in at $229, $249, and $279 respectively.

Fancy an entry-level 5G phone? Then the Redmi 10 5G is available for $199 for the 4GB/64GB option and $229 for the 4GB/128GB variant.