Redmi India’s next phone will launch in India on February 9. The Redmi Note 11S will be the brand’s first device for 2022. The company previously introduced the Redmi Note 11T 5G to the market in late 2021.
It is interesting that Redmi introduces one version of its prized Note series at a time, instead of launching all the phones on the market at once. We usually see the release of the Redmi Note, its Pro and Pro Max variant in the first half of the year, with the S and other variants making their way later on. Still, the Redmi Note 11S will be a highly watched launch, given that it will offer a value-for-money proposition like most of the brand’s phones.
The Redmi Note 11S will have four cameras on the back, with the 108MP version being the main camera. The back of the phone also shows off a matte finish with a glass sandwich design. It also looks like it will be a 4G phone as Redmi does not emphasize 5G connectivity. Other details about the Redmi Note 11S are scarce, although it is likely to be a budget variant, priced below Rs 14,000. The Redmi Note 10S started at Rs 14,999 last year.
Redmi has already launched the Note 11 series in China, which is powered by MediaTek processors. However, the global variants are expected to work with Qualcomm chipsets.
The company is gearing up for a global launch on January 26, where the Redmi Note 11, Redmi Note 11 Pro, and Redmi Note 11 Pro+ will be revealed for markets outside of China.
It should be noted that in China, the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ also comes with 120W wired fast charging, which its parent company Xiaomi has introduced to mid-range flagships. The Xiaomi 11T Pro and Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge variants support this fast charging. We will have to wait and see if Xiaomi also brings this technology to Redmi phones in India.