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Xiaomi and Redmi new mobiles launched in India in 2021: Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G, Redmi Note 10T 5G and more

Xiaomi entered India’s smartphone market 2014. Since then, the company has been offering premium specs at unbeatable prices. Fast forward about 7 years later, and Xiaomi is now leading in the smartphone market share in India with 28 percent. It is the brand’s consistency that has kept it at the top over the last few years.

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Keeping this consistency in mind, Xiaomi has continued to launch a series of phones throughout 2021, undeterred by an economy ravaged by the pandemic. It has also added some valuable members through its sub-brand Redmi, with both the brands working equally well in India. Here’s a list of the new phones launched by both Xiaomi and Redmi in 2021.

List of Xiaomi and Redmi Phones Launched in India in 2021

  1. Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G
  2. Redmi Note 10 Lite
  3. Redmi 9i 9a sport
  4. Redmi 9 Activ
  5. Redmi Note 10T 5g
  6. Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite
  7. Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
  8. Xiaomi Mi 11X
  9. Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro
  10. Xiaomi Mi 10i
  11. Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
  12. Redmi Note 10 Pro
  13. Redmi Note 10
  14. Redmi Note 10S
  15. Redmi 9 Power
  16. Redmi 10 Prime

Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G

Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G is the first Xiaomi device in India to drop Mi branding

The Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G is the first smartphone from Xiaomi that doesn’t come with the branding. Instead, it features the word “Xiaomi 5G” on the back panel. The smartphone comes with a 6.55-inch punch-hole AMOLED FHD display and a 90Hz refresh rate. The smartphone derives power from its Snapdragon 778G processor. At the front, Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G features a 16MP selfie shooter. At the back, the smartphone carries the triple camera setup with a 64MP primary lens, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 5MP telemacro lens enclosed in a square camera module. The smartphone draws power from a 4,250mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. The Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G comes with a wide range of colour options including Diamond Dazzle, Jaaz Blue, Tuscany Coral, and Vinyl Black. The base variant comes with 6GB + 128GB configuration. The higher variant has 8GB RAM and 128GB internal memory.

Price in India

The Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G is available in 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB variants, retailing at Rs 26,999 and Rs 28,999, respectively.

Availability

The Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G can be purchased via Amazon, Mi.com, Mi Home and retail stores across the country.

Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G: Pros and Cons

ProsCons
FHD+ AMOLED displaySmaller battery
Good performance
MIUI 12.5

Redmi Note 10 Lite

Redmi Note 9S

The Redmi Note 10 Lite is an affordable smartphone from the brand. It comes with a 6.67-inch IPS LCD panel offering a Full HD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels. Under the hood, the smartphone drives powers from the Snapdragon 720G chipset processor. At the front, It features a 16-megapixel front-facing shooter and a quad-camera setup. It has a 48-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, 5-megapixel macro camera and 2-megapixel depth sensor. The smartphone has a 5,020mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. Furthermore, the smartphone comes in four colours such as Interstellar Black, Glacier White, Champagne Gold, and Aurora Blue. The base variant has 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, which goes up to 4GB RAM + 128GB and 6GB RAM + 128GB for the higher models.

Price in India

The Redmi Note 10 Lite is available in 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, 4GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variants priced at Rs 13,999, Rs 15,999, and Rs 16,999 respectively. 

Availability

The smartphone will be available for purchase via Mi.com.

Redmi Note 10 Lite: Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Gorilla Glass 5 protectionStandard 60Hz refresh rate
Large batteryOlder chipset
USB Type-C

Redmi 9i Sport and 9A Sport

Redmi 9i

The Redmi 9i Sport and 9A Sport are essentially the same smartphones with different RAM and storage configurations. Both the smartphones come with identical specs including a 6.53-inch HD+ display, Helio G25 chipset, and a 5,000mAh battery. At the front, the smartphone features a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter and a 13-megapixel single setup camera at the back. The Redmi 9i Sport and 9A Sport derive power from a 5,000mAh battery and support 10W charging. Both smartphones come with additional features such as P2i coating for splash resistance, rubberised seals, and corrosion-proof ports. The smartphone comes in four colour options as Interstellar Black, Glacier White, Champagne Gold, and Aurora Blue.

Price in India

The Redmi 9i Sport is available in 4GB+64GB, and 4GB+128GB variants priced at Rs 8,799 and Rs 9,299, respectively. Wherein the Redmi 9A Sport comes with 2GB+32GB, and 3GB+32GB configurations retailing at Rs 6,999 and Rs 7,999, respectively. 

Availability

The Redmi 9i Sport and 9A Sport can be purchased through Mi.com, Flipkart and Amazon India.

Redmi 9i Sport/9A Sport: Pros and Cons

ProsCons
P2i coatingSingle rear camera
5,000mAh batteryUnderpowered chipset
Affordable price

Redmi 9 Activ

Redmi 9 Activ

The Redmi 9 Activ is the latest launch from the brand. The smartphone comes with a 6.53-inch LCD display that offers an HD+ resolution. At its core, the entry-level Redmi device has a MediaTek Helio G35 chipset. The processor is backed by up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. In the camera department, there’s a 13MP primary camera on the back with a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, there’s a 5MP snapper on the front. The handset boots MIUI 12 based on Android 11 and is powered by a 5,000mAh battery.

Price in India

The Redmi 9 Activ is available in 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB variants priced at Rs 9,499 and Rs 10,999, respectively.

Availability

The latest smartphone can be purchased through Amazon India and Mi.com. We can also expect it to be available from Mi Home stores across the country.

Redmi 9 Activ: Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Android 11No fast charging
Good display
5,000mAh battery

Redmi Note 10T 5G

This is one of the latest 5G-ready phones from Redmi for the Indian market. It has a 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen, with a 90Hz refresh rate for smooth swiping and viewing. There’s Gorilla Glass screen protection as well. At the back of the phone, there’s a triple camera system with a 48MP primary shooter, a 2MP macro sensor, and also 2MP for the depth sensor. For selfie enthusiasts, there’s an 8MP camera on the front of the phone. Under the hood, there’s a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chip powering the phone, with a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU for casual gaming. The base model has 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory. The other model has 6GB RAM and 128GB internal memory. The phone is fuelled by a 5,000mAh battery that comes with support for 18W fast charging capability.

Price in India

You can buy this smartphone at a starting price of Rs. 14,999 (for the base model). The 6GB RAM model costs Rs. 16,999. The phone is available in Chromium White, Graphite Black, Metallic Blue, and Mint Green colours.

Availability

The phone can be bought from Amazon India, Mi.com, Mi Home, and Mi Studio stores.

Redmi Note 10T 5G: Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Dimensity 700 No AMOLED screen
90Hz display
Beefy battery

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite

Xiaomi MI 11 Lite

Xiaomi MI 11 Lite

This is a mid-ranger from Xiaomi that offers a 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. There’s a Gorilla Glass 5 protection and IP53 water resistance. The screen is also quite vivid and sharp with a pixel density of 402ppi. This smartphone has 64MP primary shooter at the back accompanied by an 8MP wide-angle camera and a 5MP macro sensor. At the front end of the phone, there’s a 16MP camera. There’s the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G ticking at the core with an Adreno 618 GPU. The phone comes in two variants with 128GB storage, which can be expanded up to 512GB. The base variant has 6GB RAM and the other variant has 8GB RAM. There’s a 4,250mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging.

Price in India

The 6GB RAM model of this smartphone retails for Rs. 21,999. The 8GB RAM model has a price tag of Rs. 23,999. There are three shades: Jazz Blue, Tuscany Coral, and Vinyl Black.

Availability

The smartphone is available through Flipkart, Mi.com, Mi Store app, and retail stores.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite: Pros and Cons

ProsCons
90Hz AMOLED displayHybrid sim tray reduces options
33W fast charging5G not supported
Good value for money

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra has the distinction of being the first flagship phone in the world with the Snapdragon 888 chipset. There’s a 6.81-inch WQHD+ AMOLED screen with an impressive 515ppi pixel density and HDR10+. There’s also Corning Gorilla Glass protection, with IP68 water resistance. It has three cameras at the back, with the main shooter being 50MP. The wide-angle camera has 48MP, and there’s a telephoto lens with 48MP. For selfies, the Mi 11 Ultra has a 20MP camera in the front. The Snapdragon 888 is backed by an Adreno 660 GPU for intense gaming. There’s 12GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Powering the flagship is a 5,000mAh battery, that supports both wireless charging and fast charging. It also comes with Android 11 out of the box, topped with MIUI interface.

Price in India

This smartphone is available in India for Rs. 69,999.

Availability

If you’re interested in purchasing this smartphone, you can buy it online through Xiaomi’s online store and Amazon among other online retailers.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra: Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Powerful Snapdragon 888 chipsetBulky design
Great set of cameras No headphone jack
Vibrant AMOLED display

Xiaomi Mi 11X

This is another entry into the Mi 11 series by Xiaomi. The Mi 11x has a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a pixel density of 395ppi. There’s a high refresh rate of 120Hz for a smooth experience. For protection, the screen has Gorilla Glass 5 layer. The camera setup at the rear is a triple camera system with a 48MP primary shooter, 8MP wide-angle sensor, and 5MP macro lens. Under the hood, there’s the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 octa-core chipset, paired with an Adreno 650 GPU. This device has up to 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal memory. For the battery, there’s a 4,520mAh unit that supports 33W fast charging. The phone ships with Android 11 with MIUI interface on top.

Price in India

The base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs 29,999, whereas the 8GB RAM retails at Rs 31,999.

Availability

The smartphone can be purchased through Amazon India and Xiaomi India’s online store.

Xiaomi Mi 11X: Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Great performanceAverage cameras
Stunning displayLack of expandable storage
Hi-res audio

Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro

The Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro flaunts a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen and has a pixel density of 395ppi. The refresh rate is set at 120Hz. There’s Gorilla Glass 5 to protect the screen from light damage. One of the main features of this phone is its camera system. There are three cameras at the back, with a 108MP primary shooter, an 8MP wide-angle sensor, and a 5MP macro sensor. For selfie lovers, there’s a 20MP camera at the front. It has quite a powerful processor, with the Snapdragon 888 chipset paired with an Adreno 660 GPU. This ensures a smooth gaming experience, even for competitive gaming. While the RAM is fixed at 8GB, storage comes in two variants with 128GB and 256GB. The battery life is also taken care of with a 4,520mAh battery that supports fast charging. It also ships out with Android 11.

Price in India

The base variant with 128GB storage costs Rs 39,999, while the 256GB variant costs Rs 41,999. You can also choose between Cosmic Black or Lunar White shades.

Availability

You can purchase this smartphone through Amazon India and Xiaomi India’s online store.

Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro: Pros and Cons

ProsCons
120Hz refresh rate and AMOLED displayAverage battery backup
Powerful performanceNon-expandable storage
Good cameras

Xiaomi Mi 10i

The Mi 10i is a rebranded Mi 10 Lite that was already being sold in the European markets. This phone has a 6.67-inch FHD+ IPS LCD screen with a pixel density of 395ppi. This phone also has HDR10+ support and Gorilla Glass 5 protection for the screen. At the back, there are four cameras – a 108MP primary sensor, an 8MP sensor for ultrawide shots, 2MP for macro shots, and 2MP for the depth sensor. At the front, there’s a 16MP camera for selfies. Under the hood, there’s the Snapdragon 750G chipset coupled with Adreno 619 GPU. There are three variants of the phone – 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB. It comes with Android 10 out of the box with MIUI on top. In the battery department, there’s a huge 4,820mAh battery with 33W fast charging capabilities.

Price in India

The base variant sells in India for Rs 21,999. The 8GB variant with 128GB storage is available for Rs 23,999.

Availability

You can buy both variants of the phone from Amazon India, Mi.com, and offline retailers.

Xiaomi Mi 10i: Pros and Cons

ProsCons
 120Hz displayBloatware and ads
Good performanceDated Android 10
Powerful cameras

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max has a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate for very smooth usage, HDR10+, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The camera system at the back of the phone has a 108MP primary shooter accompanied by an 8MP wide-angle sensor, a 5MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, Redmi has provided a 16MP camera on the front. Under the hood of this phone, there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G with Adreno 618 GPU. There are two variants of the smartphone with 128GB and 6GB or 8GB RAM depending on the model you choose. The smartphone also has a massive 5,020mAh battery with 33W fast charging enabled. The phone ships out with MIUI 12 based on Android 11.

Price in India

The 6GB variant of the smartphone can be purchased for Rs 19,999. The 8GB variant, on the other hand, is available for Rs 21,999.

Availability

The phone is available at Mi.com, Mi Home, Amazon India, and retail partners.

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max: Pros and Cons

ProsCons
120Hz Super AMOLED display No 5G support
Good performanceMIUI 12 needs a bit of a cleanup
Impressive cameras

 

Redmi Note 10 Pro

While the Note 10 Pro Max had been created keeping photography enthusiasts in mind, the Redmi Note 10 Pro offers a lower resolution 64MP main shooter, with an 8MP wide-angle sensor, 5MP macro lens, and 2MP depth sensor. At the front, selfie enthusiasts will find a 16MP camera. The screen is a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel with FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G with Adreno 618 GPU. The Redmi Note 10 Pro comes in the same variants as the Pro Max variant – 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB. The smartphone also has a massive 5,020mAh battery with fast charging enabled. The internal memory can be expanded to 512GB and the smartphone comes with Android 11 out of the box.

Price in India

The starting price of this phone is Rs 17,999 for the base variant and goes up to Rs 18,999 for the top-end model.

Availability

This phone can be bought through Mi.com, Mi Home, Amazon India, and retail partners.

Redmi Note 10 Pro: Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Battery performance is commendableNo 5G support in 2021
Android 11 out of the box
Great for daily usage

Redmi Note 10

The Redmi Note 10 sports a 6.43-inch Super AMOLED screen, with an FHD+ screen resolution. The screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer. There are four cameras at the back of the smartphone, with a 48MP primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide camera, 2MP macro lens, and 2MP depth sensor. At the front, there’s a 13MP camera for selfies and video calling. Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 chipset, with Adreno 612 GPU. There’s a 5,000mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging.

Price in India

The Redmi Note 10 retails at Rs 13,999 and Rs 15,499 for 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB variants, respectively.

Availability

This smartphone can be bought from Mi.com, Mi Home, Amazon India, and retail partners.

Redmi Note 10: Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Comes with Android 11 out of the box The refresh rate is the standard 60Hz
Cameras are goodMIUI 12 comes with bloatware
Long battery life with fast charging

Redmi Note 10S

The Redmi Note 10S is another budget offering from Redmi, with slightly better specs than the Redmi Note 10. This smartphone has a 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution. There’s an IP53 rating for splash resistance. At the rear, there are four cameras: a 64MP primary shooter, 8MP wide-angle sensor, 2MP macro lens, and 2MP depth sensor. For selfie lovers, the smartphone has a 13MP camera in the front. Under the hood, the phone has a MediaTek Helio G95 chipset, paired with a Mali-G76 MC4 GPU. It has 6GB of RAM with either 64GB or 128GB storage. A 5,000mAh battery powers the phone and has 33W fast charging enabled.

Price in India

The base variant of the smartphone is priced at Rs 14,999, whereas the 128GB model can be purchased for Rs 16,499.

Availability

The Redmi Note 10s can be purchased from Mi.com, Mi Home, Amazon India and retail stores.

Redmi Note 10S: Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Good gaming performance for the price N0 5G support
AMOLED screen works efficientlyThe refresh rate could have been higher
The battery is satisfactory for daily usage

Redmi 9 Power

The Redmi 9 Power is a rebadged version of the Redmi 9 4G that was launched in China. It has a 6.53-inch FHD+ screen with Gorilla Glass 3 as protection from scratches and light falls. The camera system is a real surprise here with the quad-camera setup. It has a 48MP camera as the primary shooter, an 8MP wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and 2 MP for the depth sensor. There’s an 8MP camera in the front for selfies. There’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset, paired with an Adreno 610 GPU. There are three variants of this phone, 4GB + 64GB 4GB + 128GB, and 6GB + 128GB. Powering the smartphone is a massive 6,000mAh battery that has 18W fast charging.

Price in India

The smartphone retails at Rs 11,499 for the base model, Rs 11,999 for the mid variant and goes up to Rs. 13,499 for the 6GB RAM variant.

Availability

The smartphone is available on Mi.com, Mi Home, and Amazon India.

Redmi 9 Power: Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Stereo speakersSluggish performance
Good performanceSub-par cameras
Good battery backup

Redmi 10 Prime

The Redmi 10 Prime is the latest budget-oriented phone launched by Redmi in India. It comes with a 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS LCD screen and a crisp pixel density of 405ppi. It also has a 90Hz refresh rate. The smartphone comes with four cameras at the back featuring a 50MP primary shooter, with 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio G88 chipset, that is coupled with Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. There’s up to 4GB of RAM and 128GB storage on board. For the battery, the phone has a 6,000mAh unit with 18W fast charging support.

Price in India

You can buy the 4GB variant of this smartphone for Rs 12,499. It goes up to Rs. 14,499 for the 6GB variant.

Availability

The Redmi 10 Prime is available on Amazon, Mi.com, Mi Home stores across the country.

Redmi 10 Prime: Pros and Cons

ProsCons
90Hz display No AMOLED screen
50MP quad rear cameras
6,000mAh fast-charging battery

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Anirban Dutta Choudhury is a PhD scholar, researcher, and freelance writer. He loves keeping his tabs updated on technology, gaming, pop culture, literature, and philosophy. Oh, and he hopes to take his love for gaming narratives into the academic mainstream.Anirban has five years of experience in writing, whether it's for SEO-based content, blogs, or research papers. He whiles away his free time through reading fiction and philosophy, as an escape from the daily drudgery of reality.