Xiaomi Mi 11 & Redmi Note 10 Pro: The kings of value show their hand

The Redmi Note 10 Pro sounds almost too good to be true.

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Smartphone tinkerers rejoice, for Xiaomi has announced availability dates for two of their most eye-catching phones: the Mi 11 and Redmi Note 10 Pro.

One flagship and one budget, but both are talking points – guess which one will get more attention?

Mi 11

The Mi 11 is their latest flagship, which ticks pretty much all the boxes. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, a 108MP triple rear camera, and a 6.81” AMOLED DotDisplay (3,200x1,440) with 10-bit colour technology and a 120Hz refresh rate. The speakers are tuned by harman kardon and there’s even speedy 50W wireless charging.

Starting April 3, the Mi 11 will be available at Xiaomi official store on Lazada , Shopee and at authorised physical Mi Stores and official retailers for $1,099 (8GB+256GB). The variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will be available at a later date. There will be two colour options: Midnight Gray and Horizon Blue.

The first 100 customers to buy a Mi 11 will each get an exclusive Mi AIoT premium pack worth $461.90, and subsequent 600 customers will receive a free Mi Air Purifier 3C worth $179). This single-day offer is only valid on April 3.

Redmi Note 10 Pro

Surprise, surprise, the Mi phone that people are more likely to be curious about is the Note 10 Pro.

You’d probably pinch yourself at the price of the Note 10 Pro and no doubt, this is more of a newsmaker than its flagship cousin just by looking at the feature set and the price. The Redmi Note 10 Pro has one the highest resolution cameras in a smartphone, and bear in mind that this is in effect, a budget phone.

On paper, the camera system looks the business: a 108MP sensor with 9-in-1 binning and Dual native ISO tech (one native ISO sensor for normal shooting, and a highly sensitive one for low-light scenarios). Xiaomi touts their solution allows you to capture a lot of detail, provide a higher dynamic range, and offers users an array of photo editing possibilities. Their Night mode 2.0 is a RAW-based multi-frame solution.

Not to mention there’s a 6.67” 120Hz AMOLED DotDisplay and it’s powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, which honestly is more than good enough for everyday use. On top of that, there’s a 33W fast charging feature and the 5,020mAh battery looks good too.

The Redmi Note 10 Pro will be available from April 3 in two variants: 8GB+128GB ($399) and 6GB+128GB ($369). You can purchase them online at official Xiaomi stores on Lazada and offline at authorized Mi Stores and other official retailers in Singapore. The Redmi Note 10 Pro comes in three colours – Onyx Gray, Glacier Blue and Gradient Bronze.