Xiaomi introduces Redmi Note 9 5G series for China
Redmi Note 9 also offered with 4G support
No official word on launch in India yet
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Xiaomi has unveiled three new phones in the Redmi Note 9 series. The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G, Redmi Note 9 5G and Redmi Note 9 4G have officially launched in China with a new design and upgraded internals. The Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have already launched in India earlier this year however they were not available in China until now.
There is currently no word if Xiaomi plans to bring the new phones in the Redmi Note 9 series to India anytime soon. However, if it does, it would be interesting to see how it places it in the market when it has already been selling the Redmi Note 9 series in India. In all likelihood, the company may rebrand it if it brings them to the Indian market.
Let’s take a look at the specifications and pricing of the new phones in the Redmi Note 9 lineup.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution display with a punch-hole cutout in the centre for the selfie camera. The screen supports 120Hz refresh rate and is certified for HDR10 playback. It is also topped with a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 for added protection against drops. It measures 9 millimetres in thickness and weighs 215 grams with a glass back panel and circular camera module.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G powered the Redmi Note 9 Pro with 5G support, an octa-core CPU and Adreno 619 GPU. This is paired with upto 8GB RAM and 256GB storage options to choose from. The phone also offers storage expansion by using a microSD card. It runs on Android 10 based MIUI 12.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G has a quad-camera setup on the back in a circular module that consists of a primary 108MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture that uses Samsung’s ISOCELL HM2 sensor. Then there’s the secondary 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 118-degree field-of-view, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera housed within the notch cutout. The rear cameras can record 4K UHD videos at 30FPS with support for EIS.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G have stereo speakers, side-mounted fingerprint sensor and Type-C port for charging. It is equipped with a 4,820mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging out-of-the-box. Xiaomi claims that its fast charging solution can take the phone from 0-100% in 58 minutes tops.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro starts at CNY 1,599 for the base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, CNY 1,799 for the 8GB+128GB option and CNY 1,999 for the maxed-out variant with 8GB+256GB storage.
The Redmi Note 9 5G features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution display with a punch-hole cutout in the top-left corner for the selfie camera. Additionally, the screen is topped with a layer of Gorilla Glass 5. The phone has a plastic built measuring 9.2 millimetres in thickness and weighs 199 grams.
It is powered by the Mediatek Dimensity 800U processor that has an octa-core CPU and Mali-G57 MC3 GPU. This is paired with upto 8GB RAM and 256GB storage options to choose from and users can also expand storage further via microSD card slot. It runs on MIUI 12 based on Android 10.
The Note 9 5G has a triple camera setup on the back that consists of a primary 48MP camera, an 8mP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2MP macro camera. On the front, you get a 13MP camera for selfies. The rear cameras can record in 4K UHD at 30FPS but do not support EIS.
The Redmi Note 9 5G also has stereo speakers, side-mounted fingerprint reader and comes equipped with a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.
It is priced starting at CNY 1,299 for the 6GB+128GB variant, CNY 1,499 for the 8GB+128GB model and CNY 1,699 for the 8GB+256GB variant.
Xiaomi is also offering a 4G variant of the Redmi Note 9 that starts at CNY 999 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. The 6GB+128GB variant is priced at CNY 1,099 followed by 8GB+128GB model at CNY 1,299 and CNY 1,499 for the 8GB+256GB variant.
The Redmi Note 9 4G has a different design than the 5G version. It features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution display with a waterdrop notch cutout for the selfie camera. The screen is topped with Gorilla Glass 3. It measures 9.6 millimetres and weighs 198 grams and has a plastic built.
The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor with an octa-core CPU and Adreno 610 GPU. This is paired with upto 8GB RAM and 256GB storage options to choose from. Like the other two phones, the Redmi Note 9 4G also offers storage expansion via microSD card.
It has a triple camera setup on the back with a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is an 8MP selfie camera housed within the waterdrop notch.
The Note 9 4G has stereo speakers along with a side-mounted fingerprint reader. It is equipped with a 6,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.
|Release Date:||09 Jan 2021|
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