If you thought this year’s Redmi Note 11 lineup isn’t confusing enough, then wait until Xiaomi releases another member of the family reportedly dubbed Redmi Note 11S 5G. The information comes from Xiaomiui as they’ve unearthed an entry in the IMEI database.
What gave it away is the model number K16B, which is quite similar to the K16A belonging to the Poco M4 Pro 5G and the Redmi Note 11 5G (for China). After all, the Poco M4 Pro 5G is a re-branded Note 11 5G for the global market.
Currently, the only 5G-capable Redmi Note 11 is the Note 11 Pro 5G so releasing a more affordable version for the global market makes sense. We suspect that since the upcoming Note 11S 5G shares the same platform with the devices mentioned above, the chipset will likely be the Dimensity 810 5G.
We probably won’t need to be guessing much longer, given that the Redmi Note 11S 5G has entered the IMEI database and it’s pretty close to release.