Infinix Note 11 – The next generation of Infinix’s jumbo-sized Note series has been introduced. The Infinix Note 10 Pro, like its predecessor, has a 6.95″ display, making it more of a tiny tablet than a huge phone. However, the refresh rate has been increased from 90 to 120 Hz for this iteration. The sampling rate for touch remains at 180 Hz.
It’s the same IPS LCD panel as previously, with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,460 pixels. This year, however, it is powered by a new chipset, MediaTek’s Helio G96. This chip, like its predecessor (the G95), features a pair of Cortex-A76 CPU cores, and our testing reveals that it outperforms it.
However, the GPU was reduced from a Mali-G76 MC4 to a G57 MC2, which shows up in testing. However, the Helio G95 would have been a poor choice for this phone because it is incapable of driving 1080p screens at 120 Hz (and the G96 clearly can). Because of the 9 layers of graphene sheet that help keep the processor cool, there is some hope that the Note 11 series may perform better than prior G96-powered phones.
The Note 11 Pro has a larger basic memory capacity than the Note 11 – 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, compared to 6/64 GB on the Note 11. The microSD slot is still present, and the updated XOS 10 software (based on Android 11) allows for the addition of 3 GB of virtual RAM. Infinix’s Write is a UFS 2.2 storage solution.
For the UFS 2.2 storage there is Infinix’s Write Booster that accelerates writing speed.
A 13 MP telephoto module has been added to the 64 MP back camera. While it claims a maximum zoom of 30x (digital, of course), the optical magnification is just 2x. Also missing is the previous model’s 8 MP super wide camera – there’s no ultra wide here, only a 2 MP depth sensor.
This is one among the differences between the vanilla Infinix Note 11 and the Pro. According to the press release, it includes a 50 MP primary camera and a “2 MP telephoto lens,” however that may be a mistake. In any case, both phones include a 16-megapixel front-facing camera. The upgraded processor has no effect on video recording; in fact, the new versions are still limited to 1080p 30 frames per second.
Apart from the camera, the Pro model has stereo speakers on the top and bottom, which are part of Infinix’s Digital Theater System. However, if you prefer a larger display, Infinix has designed the phones to cast pictures and video (including screen mirroring) to TVs and computers with ease. A 3.5 mm headphone port is available if you choose to keep it compact (with an FM radio receiver).
Like its predecessor, the Pro model’s 5,000 mAh battery enables 33W rapid charging through USB-C. Thanks to certain TÜV Rheinland-approved charging technology, that battery should last 800 charge cycles without losing capacity.
The retail packaging includes the power adapter, as well as a clear silicone case and a glass screen protector.
The Infinix Note 11 and Note 11 Pro will soon be available in a limited number of markets. The price has yet to be determined.