Today Realme introduced the 11 series with three models – the Realme 11, the 11 Pro and the 11 Pro+. The mid-range models feature bold, distinctive designs and, in the case of the 11 Pro+, the first 200-megapixel camera sensor on a Realme smartphone.
The Realme 11 is smaller and not quite as powerful as the Pro, but only slightly cheaper. The base 8/256GB configuration costs CNY1,600 ($230/€210/₹19,000) and there is a 12/256GB option for CNY1,800. Pre-orders are already open, while open sale begins June 1st. The design is dominated by a large, circular camera island. We get a Summer Orange vegan leather option and a Star Trail Black version with a brushed texture.
The Realme 11 has a 6.43-inch flat AMOLED display with heavily curved edges. The 8-bit panel has an FHD+ resolution, 90 Hz refresh rate, 180 Hz touch sampling rate (can be increased to 1,000 Hz) and achieves a peak brightness of 1,000 nits. It’s powered by a Dimensity 6020 chipset, which while fairly new on paper is actually a rebranded Dimensity 810 (an older 7nm chip). There is also 8 or 12 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of UFS 2.2 storage, which can be expanded via microSD. The 11 comes with Android 13 and Realme UI 4.0.
The main camera features a 64-megapixel OV64B40 sensor with an f/1.79 aperture and 25mm focal length. Optical image stabilization isn’t on board, plus video capture is capped at 1080p at 30 frames per second. Additionally, there is a 2-megapixel depth sensor and an 8-megapixel selfie camera in a punchhole on the front. Although the Realme 11 is quite compact, the battery has a capacity of 5,000 mAh. The charging power is 33 watts, which reaches 50% after 29 minutes. A 3.5 mm headphone jack is also on board.
Realme 11 Pro
The Realme 11 Pro starts at 1,700 CNY ($245/€225/₹20,000) with 8/256 GB, which increases to 1,800 CNY after the pre-orders. There are also 12/256GB options for CNY2,000 and 12/512GB options for CNY2,200. Reservations are already open, while shipping starts on May 15th. Again, the most striking feature of the Realme smartphone is the back. The large, round camera island is complemented by a strip in the middle with decorative stitching on the vegan leather. This makes the 11 Pro look more like a premium smartphone than a mid-range device.
In contrast, the Starry Night Black version is a bit more reserved. It’s also thinner (8.2mm vs. 8.7mm) and lighter (185g vs. 191g). However, the only noteworthy module on the large camera island is the 100 megapixel main camera with an f/1.75 aperture, a 26mm lens and OIS. It shoots 4K videos at 30 frames per second, which cannot be said for the additional 2 megapixel macro camera. On the front is a 16-megapixel selfie camera with an 82.3-degree field of view and an f/2.45 aperture. The front camera shoots 1080p videos at 30fps.
There is also a 6.7-inch curved OLED display on the front with FHD+ resolution, a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a touch sampling rate of 360 Hz. The latter even rises to 1,260 Hz for a short time when boosted. The 10-bit panel supports HDR10+ and covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color space. Maximum brightness is 950 nits and high-frequency PWM dimming is 2,160 Hz.
The Realme 11 Pro is powered by a 6nm Dimensity 7050 chipset, the successor to the Dimensity 1080. There is also up to 12GB of RAM (plus up to 8GB of virtual RAM) and up to 512GB of storage. Android 13 with Realme UI 4.0 is also an board. Power comes from a 5,000 mAh battery that only charges with a cable with 67 watts. This allows the Pro to reach 50% capacity in 18 minutes. There is also Hi-Res Audio certification, but again only via cable through the USB-C port.
Realme 11 Pro+
The star of the show was of course the Realme 11 Pro+ with the first 200 megapixel camera sensor in a Realme phone. Aside from that main and front camera, and faster loading speeds, the Pro+ is pretty much identical to the 11 Pro. The 200-megapixel sensor is Samsung’s HP3, a 1/1.4-inch chip with an f/1.69 aperture and OIS.
The HP3 supports Super Night Scape, Moon Mode and Starry Mode Pro recording modes, as well as up to 4K video recording at 30 frames per second. The other two sensors on the back are an 8-megapixel ultra-wide and a 2-megapixel macro lens. Like the Pro, the green and beige variants of the Realme 11 Pro+ feature synthetic leather with a seam down the middle.
The curved 6.7-inch AMOLED display is the same as on the Pro with FHD+, 120 Hz, 10 bit and 2,160 Hz PWM dimming. The front camera has a resolution of 32 megapixels and there is an optical fingerprint sensor under the display. In the Realme 11 Pro+, the Dimensity 7050 chipset can access up to 1 TB of storage in addition to 12 GB of RAM. Also, the 5,000 mAh battery charges with a fast 100 watts. Realme UI 4.0 based on Android 13 is also on board.
The Realme 11 Pro+ is available in black, green and beige colors. The 12/256GB version starts at CNY1,999 ($288/€263/₹23,623) and goes up to CNY 2,599 ($375/€341/€30,712) for the 12GB/1TB model. Open sale in China begins May 15. International prices and availability are not yet known.