Redmi Note 11SE announced in India, contributes to naming mess

Xiaomi’s Redmi unveiled the Redmi Note 11SE in May in China, which is powered by the Dimensity 700 SoC, sports a 90Hz LCD, and features a 48MP primary camera. Today, the company announced a new Redmi Note 11SE in India with a different design and specs.

— Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) August 24, 2022

The new Redmi Note 11SE is powered by the Helio G95 chip, runs Android 11-based MIUI 12.5 out of the box (meh), and comes in three memory configurations – 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB, and 8GB/128GB. The smartphone’s built around a 6.43″ FullHD+ 60Hz AMOLED screen and packs a 5,000 mAh battery with 33W charging support.

For photography, you get a 13MP selfie camera on the front, with the quad camera setup on the rear comprising 64MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor units.

New Redmi Note 11SE announced in India is just a rebranded phone launched over a year ago

The rest of the new Redmi Note 11SE’s highlights include a USB-C port, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and an IR blaster. The smartphone is IP53 rated and comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, stereo speakers, and Hi-Res Audio certification. It also has an NFC chip onboard.

New Redmi Note 11SE announced in India is just a rebranded phone launched over a year ago

If all this sounds familiar, that’s because the new Redmi Note 11SE is just a rebadged Redmi Note 10S launched in India last May with NFC. Funnily enough, the company has even reused the graphics and marketing material from the Redmi Note 10S’ product page.

It’s unclear what was Xiaomi’s rationale behind re-launching a year-old smartphone in India since the Redmi Note 10S is still being sold through its official website and the Note 11SE will also be sold through online channels. Then again, we are used to the Xiaomi group’s love for rebranding smartphones and confusing naming conventions, so no surprises here.

Anyway, the new Redmi Note 11SE will go on sale in India starting August 31 through and Flipkart with four color options – Thunder Purple, Cosmic White, Shadow Black, and Bifrost Blue. Its pricing will be revealed on August 26.

Redmi Note 11SE's color optionsRedmi Note 11SE’s color options

In the meantime, you can read our Redmi Note 10S hands-on review here to get an idea of what to expect from the new Redmi Note 11SE.


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