Xiaomi sometimes relaunches its old handsets in some markets by making some limited changes. Redmi Note 8 (2021) is an example of these handsets. The details published in the Google Play Console listing show that another model of this range is coming next year. This handset is Redmi Note 11 Pro 2023 with the code name Sweet.
This handset is an upgraded model of Redmi Note 11 Pro for this year and will use a different chip and camera design compared to the previous model. According to the Google Play Console list, the processing power of the 2023 model will be provided by the Snapdragon 712 chip. This chip was not very impressive in early 2019 and will become an even less popular option next year. This old chip should compete with the Helio G96 chip used in the 2022 model.
The Snapdragon 712 chip will not see much improvement in terms of performance; But it will probably have higher energy efficiency (the Snapdragon 712 chip is manufactured using the 10nm process and the Helio G96 chip uses the 12nm process).
It is interesting to note that the changed arrangement of the camera is exactly similar to the Redmi Note 10 Pro. Redmi Note 10 Pro uses the newer and more powerful Snapdragon 732G chip. This handset has the same camera configuration as the Redmi Note 11 Pro and is equipped with a 108-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The only difference between the two handsets in the camera department is that the older model is equipped with a 5-megapixel macro camera; While the newer handset uses a 2 megapixel module.
Redmi Note 11 Pro 2023 (this image is probably produced by reusing the design of Redmi Note 10 Pro)
Now the question is probably raised in the mind, why doesn’t Xiaomi continue to sell only Redmi Note 11 Pro? Redmi Note 11 Pro is equipped with faster charging technology (67W vs. 33W) and a brighter display (with a brightness of 700 nits vs. a maximum of 450 nits). However, it is not yet clear whether the 2023 model will retain all these advantages.
Snapdragon 712 chip and display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels (probably 6.67 inch AMOLED)
Redmi Note 10 Pro supported 4K video recording; But Redmi Note 11 Pro did not benefit from such a possibility.