While many 5G compatible phones have been launched in India, the country has yet to activate its first commercial network. The government is still planning the spectrum auction which will determine which operators will use which frequencies.
However, it’s never too early to start testing whether phones will actually work with next-gen networks once they’re up and running. This is exactly what Reliance Jio has done with the upcoming Redmi Note 11T 5G.
The operator and the phone maker put the device to the test, trying different use cases in a lab test. The phone got “stellar results,” according to the two companies.
It will support seven 5G bands: n1, n3, n5, n8, n28, n40 and n78 for autonomous operation (SA) and n1, n3, n40, n78 in non-autonomous mode (NSA) (the NSA mode exploits the existing 4G infrastructure, which simplifies the deployment of 5G).
What about the phone itself? It is expected to be based on the vanilla Redmi Note 11, which means that its 5G prowess will come from the Dimensity 810 (6nm) chipset. The phone will sport a 6.6-inch 90Hz IPS LCD display on the front, a 50 MP main camera on the rear and an ultra-wide 8 MP, as well as a 5,000 mAh battery with a 33W fast charge. Some details may change for the T model, but it should be mostly the same device as the vanilla 11 model.
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 idea of what the Note 11T will look like.