While plenty of 5G-enabled phones have launched in India, the country is yet to flip the switch on its first commercial network. The government is still planning the spectrum auction that will determine which carriers get to use which frequencies.
However, it’s never too early to start testing whether phones will actually work with the next-gen networks once they become operational. This is exactly what Reliance Jio has done with the upcoming Redmi Note 11T 5G.
The carrier and phone maker put the device through its paces, trying out different usage scenarios in a lab trial. The phone achieved “stellar results”, according to the two companies.
It will support seven 5G bands: n1, n3, n5, n8, n28, n40 and n78 for standalone (SA) operation and n1, n3, n40, n78 in non-standalone (NSA) mode (NSA mode leverages the existing 4G infrastructure, which helps simplify the deployment of 5G).
What about the phone itself? It is expected to be based on the vanilla Redmi Note 11, meaning that its 5G prowess will come from the Dimensity 810 chipset (6 nm). The phone will sport a 6.6” 90 Hz IPS LCD on the front, a 50 MP main camera on the back and an 8 MP ultra wide, plus a 5,000 mAh battery with 33W fast charging. Some details may shift around for the T-model, but it should be mostly the same device as the vanilla 11.
Amazon India is the retailer that will help launch the Redmi Note 11T 5G on November 30 (Tuesday next week). Note that the Note 11 is available as the Poco M4 Pro 5G globally, so you can check out our written and video reviews for a better picture of what the Note 11T will be like.