Xiaomi Redmi Note 11R launches with a copycat POCO design at a mid-range price
Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 11R, the first signs of which emerged a few days ago. As expected, the Redmi Note 11R has arrived before the Redmi Note 12 series, which remains consigned to being spotted at various certification agencies, including the EEC in Russia. As for the Redmi Note 11R, it will join the over a dozen Redmi Note 11 series models that already exist.
At the heart of the Redmi Note 11R is a 6.58-inch display that operates at 90 Hz, 1080p and with a 1,500:1 contrast ratio. Additionally, the device features a 5,000 mAh battery, 128 GB of storage and 4 GB, 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM. Moreover, the Redmi Note 11R comes in three colours, all with a design that resembles the POCO M4 5G.
As far as we can tell, the Redmi Note 11R is merely a re-branded POCO M4 5G, rather than a lookalike. Accordingly, the former has a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset and a 13 MP dual camera setup. Presumably shipping with MIUI 13 based on Android 12, the Redmi Note 11R is already available in China, starting at CNY 1,099 (~US$154) with 4 GB of RAM. Alternatively, Xiaomi offers the smartphone with 6 GB of RAM for CNY 1,199 (~US$168) and 8 GB of RAM for CNY 1,399 (~US$196). Since Xiaomi sells the Redmi Note 11R as the POCO M4 5G outside China, it seems unlikely that the Redmi Note 11R will launch in other markets.