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

Redmi’s Indian subsidiary held a press conference today to introduce three budget smartphones: the Redmi 11 Prime 5G, the Redmi 11 Prime, and the incredibly cheap Redmi A1. Sales will start later this week for all phones, which are powered by Mediatek chipsets.

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R11 Prime 5G Redmi

Of the three smartphones, this one has the greatest power. It comes with a Dimensity 700 processor and either a 4/64 GB or 6/128 GB memory option. A third one, 4/128 GB, is also advertised on the Xiaomi website, although it is not currently available for purchase.

A 6.58″ LCD with Full HD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate is located on the front. A 5MP f/2.2 camera is housed in the waterdrop notch. The main 50MP camera on the back of the Redmi 11 Prime 5G includes an f/1.8 lens and a 2MP depth sensor.

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Android 12 is replaced by MIUI 13 on the Xiaomi Redmi 11 Prime 5G. Although the battery has a 5,000mAh capacity and supports 18W charging, the included adapter can deliver 22.5W rates.

A side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a lengthy tray for two SIM cards and a microSD card, a 3.5 mm audio socket, and FM radio are among the other attractions.

There are three colour options for the Redmi 11 Prime 5G: Thunder Black, Chrome Silver, and Meadow Green. The initial sale is slated for September 9 and the costs for the two storage choices are INR12,999 ($160) and INR14,999 ($185).

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Xiaomi 11 Prime

Not all of the Redmi 11 Prime’s specifications were verified, however we did hear that it will run on the 6nm Helio G99 processor.

The Redmi 11 Prime boasts a waterdrop notch on top and a 6.58″ LCD with 90Hz refresh rate and FullHD+ quality, much like its 5G brother. In order to safeguard the screen, Gorilla Glass is also present on top.

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.

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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.

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.

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The Redmi A1 has a leathery finish on the back, and many assume leather to be a premium texture, even if the the panel is actually plastic. On the inside, we have 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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The Redmi A1 costs INR6,499, which is around $80. The phone will be on sale for the first time on September 9 in either Black, Blue, or Green.

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