Infinix Announces Note 11 & Note 11 Pro with Mediatek Helio G96 – 4 months after Note 10 launch

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Affordable brand Infinix has announced its latest phone, the Note 11 series.

The two phones launching came just 4-months after the Note 10 series launch, and it is unlikely the western market will see them.

As you would imagine, there is not much that has improved in four months but there a handful of notable changes.

Note 11 Pro vs  Note 10 Pro Specification

  • Display: 6.95 inches FHD+Ultra Fluid Display running at 120Hz
    • Note 10 Pro was running at 90Hz
  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio G96
    • Upgraded from Mediatek Helio G95
  • RAM: 8GB (they state 11GB but I think this is the fake RAM that uses storage)
  • Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB
  • Rear Camera:
    • 64 MP, (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF (same camera)
    • 13MP telephoto lens with 30X digital zoom (new camera)
    • 2MP Bokeh lens
    • Got rid of the 2 MP, f/2.4, (monochrome)
  • Front Camera: 2 MP, f/2.4, (monochrome) (same)
  • Battery:  5000 mAh(same)
  • Charging: 33W(same)

Mediatek Helio G96 vs Helio G95

Mediatek is dragging out the life of the Helio G90 range as long as possible.

The Mediatek Helio G96 swaps out the older four-core Mali-G76 with a newer dual-core Mali G57. How much difference this offers in performance remains unknown.

The Mali-G76 launched 3 years ago, so it is a little long in the tooth.

The ARM Mali-G57 was first seen on chipsets like the Kirin 820, which was used on the Huawei P40 Lite. The GPU on the Kirin 820 used 50% more cores/clusters than the Helio G96, but it offered incredible performance with significantly higher GPU scores in Antutu than devices equipped with the Snapdragon 765G.

MediatekHelio G96Helio G95Helio G90T
Fabrication Process 12nm FinFET12nm FinFET12nm FinFET
Big cores2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.05 GHz2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.05 GHz2x Cortex A76 @ 2.05GHz
Small cores6x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0 Ghz6x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0 Ghz 6x Cortex A55 @ 2.0GHz
GPUMali G57 MC2Mali-G76 MC4 @ 900MhzMali G76 MP4 @ 800MHz
Display120 Hz @ 1080p+90 Hz @ 1080p+90 Hz @ 1080p+

Price and Availability

The press release was useless for this information stating:

The full NOTE 11 Series includes the NOTE 11 and NOTE 11 Pro that are tailored to specific market needs. Prices will vary from region to region.

So it is coming out some time to some regions for varying undisclosed prices.

Infinix don’t really have any presence in the Western market so I wouldn’t expect them to launch in the UK

You can import the current Infinix Note 10 Pro from Aliexpress for £153.96, which should give you an idea of pricing.

Full Press Release

Infinix Empowers Users to Do It All With Its New NOTE 11 Series

Infinix today unveiled the NOTE 11 Series, the newest line in its premium NOTE portfolio consisting of the NOTE 11 and NOTE 11 Pro. With the latest addition, Infinix brings faster, stronger and more efficient power and performance leveraging a unique combination of advanced technologies to create its impressive, yet affordable line of smartphones.

The NOTE 11 Pro is one of the first smartphones to be powered with MediaTek’s new Helio G96 ultra-gaming processor and features a 120Hz 6.95″ FHD+Ultra Fluid Display, a 64MP AI Triple Camera with 30X ultra zoom and Infinix’s new Monster Game Kit that combines innovative experience-rich features for exceptional gaming, along with other intelligent technologies.

“Infinix is empowering the everyday consumer with powerful performance and premium-grade technology innovation in the palm of their hand for the ultimate smartphone experience,” said Manfred Hong, Senior Product Director at Infinix. “The NOTE 11 Series delivers a perfect mobile solution for consumers who want access to beautifully-crafted devices that are packed with the latest technology trends for work, play and creativity /to live their best lives – with breaking the bank.”

Delivering Enhanced Performance

MediaTek’s Helio G96 chipset is an octa-core processer that features two powerful Arm Cortex-A76 processors cores that clock up to 2.05GHz and an Arm Mali-G57 graphics processing unit (GPU) for remarkably smooth and efficient graphics performance. Together, this creates a fully immersive experience for users when applied to a vast array of existing features and capabilities within the NOTE 11 Pro from app-switching to watching the latest movie, without ever draining the battery.

MediaTek’s HyperEngine 2.0 Lite Technology capabilities embedded in the G96 also helps to quicken the response time between smartphone and cell-tower, while enabling connections to two Wi-Fi bands or routers simultaneously to lower latency and reduce unwanted lag. While the NOTE 11 Series offers a more uniformed rhythm in reminder-related scenarios such as phone calls and messages, the Note 11 Pro boasts a specific integrated linear technology, which simulates shorter and crisper vibrations when game-playing.

The NOTE 11 Series fuels users with a 5000mAh battery and 33W quick charge to support all-day application usage while users are traveling around town. As a bonus, the long-lasting battery is integrated with TÜV Rheinland safe fast-charge technology with up to 800 charge cycle count, without any notable degradation to the battery.

Taking the smartphone’s performance even further, Infinix is offering smart interconnection by powering users with multi-screen collaboration through Infinix’s Insync application. This technology adds screen projection and makes wireless projection simple by synchronizing users’ work seamlessly between their TVs and smartphones. This allows users to mirror images or cast pictures, videos and audio between the smartphone and a TV and use the smartphone as a remote control through simple touch and voice commands using artificial intelligence (AI) voice.

Advancing Creativity

Infinix is bringing together an array of key intelligent solutions to empower the user to do more wherever they may be. Users can explore the world and remember the finest details of every moment with the Note 11 Series’ impressive cameras and 30x zoom.

The NOTE 11 Series showcases a 16MP front-facing selfie camera with quick autofocus capabilities that creates a crisp and clean image. Whether taking a photo with friends or finding the perfect selfie, the NOTE 11 Series captures memory-worthy images. Users can record every moment with the Pro’s 64MP ultra-night camera comprising of a 13MP telephoto lens with 30X digital zoom and a 2MP Bokeh lens. Meanwhile, the NOTE 11 is equipped with 50MP ultra-night cameras consisting of 2MP telephoto lens.

The NOTE 11 Pro comes with a 6.95” FHD+ ultra-fluid display with 180Hz touch sampling rate and 120Hz refresh rate, which is accredited by TÜV Rheinland for less eye fatigue. 

Extended Memory and Flexible Processing Speeds

In addition to extending the RAM to 11GB from 8GB in previous versions, the NOTE 11 Pro also advancers users’ options to multitask more efficiently on their mobile devices by giving users the freedom to choose the speed in different application scenarios leveraging the random-access memory (RAM) and read-only memory (ROM). Through Infinix’s added F2FS compression technology, which compresses application files stored on the smartphone, users can now download 10% to 30% more applications with its expanded memory and storage space.

Mastering True-to-Life Gaming Experiences

The NOTE 11 Pro redefines the immersive viewing experience by optimizing ad combining key sensory-focused technologies with Infinix’s Dar-link 2.0 Ultimate Game Booster software and MediaTek’s Helio G96 chipset. To maximize entertainment enjoyment while remaining power efficient, Infinix has loaded the NOTE 11 Series with its unique Dar-Link 2.0 software which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to improve image stability and sensitivity of touch, while decreasing the temperature of the device through the inclusion of graphite blocks with high thermal conductivity.

The NOTE 11 Series also provides an atmospheric surround-sound experience thanks to the cinematic dual speakers with digital theatre systems (DTS) — located on the top and bottom of the smartphone – to fully immerse the user into the scene. Lastly, a standout SuperCool system with 3D 9-layer graphene film allows the NOTE 11 Series to efficiently manage its temperature to avoid overheating for a more comfortable, all-day gaming experience.

Embedded into the NOTE 11 Series is a brand new Android XOS 10 software with a revolutionary new look and feel and an all-new native dark mode. In addition, users can expect to see on-trend system-wide icons, enhanced privacy and location settings, bounce effects and Smart Reply in all messaging apps and more for a refreshed and secure environment.

Other key features of Infinix’s NOTE 11 Series include:

  • Side-Mounted Fingerprint and Face Unlock: Unlocking the NOTE 11 Series or making quick payments is made easier due to the side-mounted fingerprint sensor and face unlock technology, which allows users to access their phone even while wearing a mask. 
  • Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.2 with Write Booster: Infinix’s Write Booster feature improves the writing and reading speed to accelerate application and cache loading and reduce delay or lag when switching and opening different apps.
  • Ultra Sleek Design: Combining aesthetics with functionality, the NOTE 11 Pro is a 7.9mm light-weight smartphone, with a xx:xx body ration and mesmeric under-the-surface shimmer. The NOTE 11 Pro will be available in three colors: Mithril Grey, Haze Green and Mist blue. The NOTE 11 will be available in three colors: Graphite Black, Celestial Snow and Glacier Green.

Availability

The full NOTE 11 Series includes the NOTE 11 and NOTE 11 Pro that are tailored to specific market needs. Prices will vary from region to region.

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