There’s been a lot of talk over the past days about the rival of the Xiaomi Mi Note 11, which was due last year, but it didn’t come. We’re left with the Mi Note 10 from 2019, but we’re not here to talk about that today. Instead we get a Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G budget smartphone rendered by Letsgodigital and Technizo Concept.
The device feels like a revival of the Huawei P40 Pro, but with some twists here and there. I actually liked the design of the Redmi Note 10 Pro, particularly the Mi Fan Festival version in orange. Redmi Note 11 Pro is expected to drop in March 2022, but we have very little info about it. What’s certain is that the main camera will be special. It jumps from 108 MP to 200 MP and we’ve heard that Xiaomi will once again inaugurate a high end Samsung sensor, like it did for the 50 MP GN2 on the Mi 11 Ultra, 64 MP one on the Redmi Note 8 Pro and the 108 MP on the Mi Note 10.
A budget 200 MP camera sounds crazy at this point and the technology needs to be inaugurated by a pricier flagship first. You also need a very powerful CPU and DSP to process such huge images. One rumor talks about a Xiaomi Mi CC11 inaugurating the sensor, plus a 5X periscopic zoom lens included here. A Snapdragon 870 CPU is the go to apparently, replacing the Snapdragon 732G.
Technizo also did a video of the device below, showcasing a beautiful metal frame, a flat Power button with fingerprint scanner and curved side back glass plate. The back camera is also rather larger, but not huge like a S20 Ultra one. We also get holes at the top and bottom for stereo speakers and a lovely silver color. The chassis is actually pretty slim and ocne again this feels like a Huawei P40 Pro with a more discrete camera module.