The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ may not make you as excited as its moniker, but it’s a good phone for the money.
Xiaomi introduced a new edition Redmi Note 11 Pro smartphone, as well as numerous other Xiaomi gadgets, in April 2022. While there are plenty of rumors about the new phone floating around on the internet, we took it upon ourselves to investigate and fact-check each one so you don’t have to.
Here are 5 Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ rumors to be aware of before purchasing the handset. If you want to learn more about its design, camera, battery life, performance, or anything related to this smartphone, check out our comprehensive phone review here.
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1) The Screen Resolution: 1080p Vs 2K
This is by far one of the biggest rumors surrounding Redmi Note 11 Pro+. Previous rumors suggest that it will get a resolution bump over its predecessor. If true, then it will be better than most phones in its price range, including Mi 9T and the OnePlus 7.
This could prove quite interesting since with an increase in resolution come many other improvements in overall picture quality like better dynamic range, contrast ratio, and reduced banding issues while watching videos on your phone’s display. All of these are critical areas for improvement if you want to enjoy more engaging media experiences on a smartphone screen.
However, not even Mi 9T has jumped on the 2K bandwagon yet, it seems like a bit of a leap for Redmi Note 11 Pro+. It is hard to imagine how much better media consumption could be on the phone whose display resolution is twice as high as 1080p.
As much as it would be fantastic if our phones can finally put an end to 960p vs 720p vs 1080p debates once and for all, we will believe it when we see it.
2) Memory and Storage Capacity
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ will be available in memory configurations of 64GB,8GB, or 128GB. While 256GB isn’t a lot of space, it’s better than what some devices offer in its price range. As for storage capacity, Xiaomi says it’ll support cards up to 256GB.
So if you’re planning on using your device as a primary camera (thanks to that triple rear camera setup), storage might not be an issue for you—but those who prefer dual cameras will have to make do with just 128GB of internal memory.
Still, most people tend to use their phones for either calls or multimedia, so even with less RAM and flash storage, you won’t find yourself running out of space too often. And if you do, there’s always cloud storage.
3) Dual-Camera Performance
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ features a dual-camera setup with a 108MP main sensor and 5MP secondary sensor. The main camera offers 3x optical zoom and supports bokeh, panorama, HDR, multi-frame exposure (MFNR), real-time filters, and slow-motion video.
The rear snapper is supported by AI scene recognition technology for overall better performance in low light conditions. This is further complemented by 4K video recording at 30fps and 1080p HD video recording at up to 120fps.
Although the camera hardware appears to be comparable to its predecessor, there are a few noticeable differences worth noting. AR tattoos, light scattering, optic deformation corrections, blurry modes, and gyro-based electronic visual stabilization are among the new features added by Xiaomi (EIS).
The snapper is also AI-powered for better recognition of scenes. The latest addition on the software side is NightHDR which produces brighter images with less noise in low light conditions by merging multiple frames using deep learning-based algorithms. This may result in some ghosting artifacts but these don’t impact picture quality too much on most occasions.
On top of all that, Xiaomi claims that it can identify over 500 scenarios and automatically adjust settings to deliver optimal shots.
A 108MP Sony IMX586 sensor, a 10MP telephoto lens, and a 2MP macro lens with a /1.75 aperture are included in Xiaomi’s latest offering’s rear camera configuration. It has decent picture quality in most situations but doesn’t do well in low light. The AI does add a little magic to photos at times but tends to go overboard at others, making for unnatural photos.
4) Fingerprint Scanner
The fingerprint scanner can be used for security and quickly unlock your phone. Thus, you won’t have to enter a PIN or password. Xiaomi says that it can quickly unlock your phone with only one touch.
Plus, you’ll be able to see notifications onscreen when you pick up your device, allowing you to answer calls without having to unlock it. This new feature is not just an improvement over previous versions; it’s also a necessity if Xiaomi wants to compete in India, where many people use their phones as their primary bank account.
With more than 500 million smartphones sold every year in India alone, consumers are looking for ways to simplify their lives. This is why Xiaomi has included Face Unlock and Fingerprint Scanner in its devices.
Read our full review of Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G.
5) Color Choices
Xiaomi, a massive Chinese smartphone manufacturer, just dropped a brand new set of devices. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro and Note 11 pro+ are mid-range smartphones with an all-glass body. While these phones have a few pros and cons compared to other mobile devices in their category, it’s clear that Xiaomi has made some solid design choices with both models.
To make your life easier, Xiaomi released two different versions of their phone—the Redmi Note 11 Pro and Note 11 pro+. Both feature a nearly identical design (the only difference is screen size) but come in different colors: blue, black, pink, or green.
Still, you might be surprised to learn that not every hue will be accessible on launch day—and there’s no news on when they’ll be available. Currently, only red/blue/black versions are available for preorder; Xiaomi hasn’t announced whether or not they’ll sell other colors later on.
If you’re looking for one specific color and don’t want to wait around to see if it gets released later on, now might be a good time to start contacting customer service! Here are 5 rumors about Xiaomi’s new phones you need to know before you buy one.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+, like other smartphones in its category, features impressive specifications for an affordable price. It has a large display and a triple camera setup on its back, and it runs on one of Android’s most widely-used operating systems, which is likely to mean it will receive future software updates from Google.
On top of that, it ships with 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage configuration. The battery is also quite big at 4,500mAh. All things considered, for an affordable device with those specs, there are a few reasons not to give it consideration if you’re in need of a new phone.
It’s not a perfect phone, of course. It has a glass back but no wireless charging, which means you won’t be able to use it with any of Samsung’s wireless chargers. And while there are many great things about the device, some aspects of its software could use a little work.