Redmi 11 Prime 5G, Redmi 11 Prime, Redmi A1 go official

Yordan, 06 September 2022

The Indian division of Redmi held an event today where it announced three entry-level phones - the Redmi 11 Prime 5G, the Redmi 11 Prime, and the ultra-affordable Redmi A1. All phones are powered by Mediatek chipsets and sales will begin later this week.

Redmi 11 Prime 5G

This is the most powerful smartphone of the trio. It comes with a Dimensity 700 chip and two memory options - 4/64 GB or 6/128 GB. There is also a third one listed on the Xiaomi website, 4/128 GB, but it is not up for sale yet.

At the front is a 6.58” LCD with Full HD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. The waterdrop notch houses a 5MP f/2.2 camera. The Redmi 11 Prime 5G has a main 50MP camera at the back with an f/1.8 lens and a 2MP depth sensor.

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Xiaomi Redmi 11 Prime 5G

Xiaomi Redmi 11 Prime 5G runs MIUI 13 over Android 12. Its battery has a 5,000mAh capacity and support for 18W charging, but the adapter in the box can provide 22.5W rates.

Other highlights include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a long tray for two SIM cards and a microSD card, a 3.5 mm audio jack and FM Radio.

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Xiaomi Redmi 11 Prime 5G

The Redmi 11 Prime 5G is offered in Thunder Black, Chrome Silver, and Meadow Green colors. The first sale is scheduled for September 9 and prices are INR12,999 ($160) and INR14,999 ($185) for the two available storage options.

Redmi 11 Prime

The Redmi 11 Prime didn't get all of its details confirmed, but we learned it will be powered by the Helio G99 chipset - a 6nm chip.

Just like its 5G sibling, the Redmi 11 Prime has a 6.58” LCD with 90Hz refresh rate and FullHD+ resolution, as well as a waterdrop notch on the top. There is also Gorilla Glass on top to protect the screen.

Redmi 11 Prime 5G, Redmi 11 Prime, Redmi A1 are official

The back has a “50MP triple camera system”, which is to say a 50MP main unit and two 2MP modules for macro and depth. The selfie camera has an 8MP sensor.

Redmi 11 Prime brings another 5,000mAh battery and just like the 5G version it ships with a 22.5W charger, despite only supporting 18W top-ups. There is also a 3.5 mm audio jack, an IR blaster, and the latest Bluetooth 5.3.

Redmi 11 Prime 5G, Redmi 11 Prime, Redmi A1 are official

Xiaomi stopped short of announcing a launch date, saying the Redmi 11 Prime will arrive “soon”. It did reveal the prices though - INR12,999 for 4/64 GB and INR14,999 for 6/128 GB. Color options are three - Black, Green, and Purple, the latter two with a fancy diamond-shaped design. Interestingly enough, the phone looks a lot like the Poco M5 which was already announced yesterday in India with ever so slight price differences.

Redmi A1

The Redmi A1 takes after the Xiaomi Mi A1 of yesteryear, only it tries to fit within a much more conservative budget. There is no MIUI here, the Redmi A1 runs a clean Android 12.

The Redmi A1 has a leathery finish on the back, and many assume leather to be a premium texture, even if the panel is actually plastic. On the inside, we have a Helio A22 chipset, coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. There is also a MicroSD slot for up to 512GB more.

Redmi 11 Prime 5G, Redmi 11 Prime, Redmi A1 are official

The front of the phone has a 6.52” LCD with 720p resolution and a tall 20:9 ratio. The back has a dual-cam setup that resembles the Xiaomi 12 flagships visually. However, the main shooter has a lowly 8MP sensor, while the 2MP depth sensor hardly adds much to your shots. The selfie camera has a 5MP sensor.

Just like its mightier siblings, the Redmi A1 has a 5,000 mAh battery, but sadly, it has a microUSB port on the bottom, which is kinda hard to take on a phone launched in the second half of 2022.

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Redmi A1

The price of the Redmi A1 is INR6,499, which is about $80. The first flash sale is scheduled for September 9 and the phone can be purchased in Black, Blue, or Green colors.



Reader comments

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  • 08 Sep 2022
  • Dkh

Xioami now become manipulating brand with same specification but with multi names to confuse people from mulling other brands

  • Arnav
  • 08 Sep 2022
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Seems like Redmi went with neat mediatek processors for an enhanced performance.

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