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Realme 11 Pro Plus packs a 200MP main camera, 12GB of RAM and Android 13 for less than US$300

The 11 series' new design. (Source: Realme)
The 11 series' new design. (Source: Realme)
Realme has unleashed the 11 Pro Plus to push 200MP main cameras even further into the mainstream today (May 10, 2023). It has been joined by vanilla 11 and 11 Pro siblings with the same new camera-ring design, Realme UI 4 based on Android 13 and 5,000mAh batteries. All three new devices ship with MediaTek's latest refreshed SoCs and FHD+ AMOLED displays

The Realme 11 Pro Plus (or Pro+) is not the first mid-range Android smartphone with the selling-point of a 200MP rear camera; however, it is the first to have adopted Xiaomi's 13 Ultra design cues to showcase the new upgrade. It comes in "Starry Night Black" and "City of Green Fields" shades for its highest-end "lychee pattern", Gucci design-informed vegan leather finishes, as well as the "Sunrise City" version teased earlier.

They are exclusive to the 11 Pro and Pro+, however, although the 11 still gets all-glass Summer Sun Burning Orange and Star Trails Black versions of the new concentric ring-based design.

It has lots of space for dual 64+2MP and 100+2MP shooters respectively in the case of the 11 and 11 Pro, whereas the new Pro+ main camera is joined by 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP macro lenses.

There is also "Super OIS" going on behind the enlarged hump - albeit in the Pro+ and Pro only. On the other side, they complete their "Perfect Texture" design with essentially the same display as the 10 Pro+, just with a peak brightness boost to 950 nits.

The 11, on the other hand, looks like a cross between its own Pro+ counterpart and an iPhone 14 with a flat 6.43-inch display. It has a 90Hz refresh rate, compared to 120Hz in its higher-end siblings, although, interestingly, it gets the highest max brightness of 1,000 nits.

This display is driven by the MediaTek Dimensity 6020, a new processor name for specs suspiciously similar to those of the 810. The 11 Pro, on the other hand, shares the equally re-branded 7050 SoC of the Pro+.

Accordingly, these new 10-series successors are touted as the most premium iterations of their numerical line - however, they start at just 1,599 yuan (~US$231) for the 11, the only one stuck on 128GB of internal storage for its 8GB RAM base model.

The 11 Pro still starts on 8GB to go with its 256GB spec - however, the 11 Pro+ goes straight to 12GB of RAM. They are now available to pre-order for 1,699 (~US$245) and 1,999 yuan (~US$289) respectively. The Redmi Note 12 Pro+, on the other hand, is now available on for just under INR 31,999 (~US$390).

The 11 Pro and Pro+ specs-list...
The 11 Pro and Pro+ specs-list...
...compared to that of the vanilla 11. (Source: Realme)
...compared to that of the vanilla 11. (Source: Realme)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-05-10 (Update: 2023-06-17)