Xiaomi has finally launched it long-awaited Redmi Note 9 series skipping its usual lineup, the company launched two new devices into the Redmi Note 9 series lineup, Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max and bags amazing features for a cheap price.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro and Pro max come with tons of upgrades over its predecessor, Redmi Note 8, featuring a 6.67-inch Full HD+ LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection on the front and back with plastic frames.
The device uses the traditional fingerprint sensor, although I was expecting an in-display fingerprint after seeing a recent report that Xiaomi is planning to bring in-display fingerprint to budget phones. You’ll find a side-mounted fingerprint sensor on the device, giving it a nicer look on the rear with a gradient finish.
A 3.5mm audio jack is present on the Note 9 device with dual microphones, there’s also a Splash-proof (P2i coating) which allows you to navigate the device even when you have water drops on the screen.
Both devices feature a quad-camera setup on the rear and a single selfie shooter on the Infinity-O display (hole-punch display). Redmi Note 9 boast of a 48MP main camera with Samsung GM2 Sensor while the Pro Max houses a 64MP main camera with Samsung GW1 sensor, both assisted by an 8MP-ultrawide angle lens, 5MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor.
On the selfie side, Redmi Note 9 Pro houses a 16MP camera with an ultrawide angle lens while the Pro Max holds a 32MP selfie shooter.
Both Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro device is powered by the latest Snapdragon 720G 8nm SoC, an impressive upgrade over its predecessor, Redmi Note 8 with Snapdragon 665 Soc. To further render a seamless performance, the Snapdragon 720G is assisted with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB (UFS 2.1) onboard storage. On the graphics side, there is an Adreno 618 GPU to complement the CPU.
If you’re looking for a performance packed device, the Redmi Note 9 Pro is a sure bet. The snapdragon 720G has been said to be slightly more efficient to the Snapdragon 730G, so, you’re sure getting the value for money.
Redmi Note 9 Pro and Pro Max runs MIUI 11 based on the latest Android 10 OS out of the box.
The Note 9 Pro device also sees an improvement in the battery, it is housed by a 5020mAh battery, compared to 4500mAh battery in the predecessor. Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with 18W fast charging support and the Pro Max comes with 33W fast charging that can charge up to 50% in under 30 minutes.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max Quick Specs
|Redmi Note 9 Pro||Redmi Note 9 Pro Max|
|Display||6.67-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) 20:9 Full HD+ LCD DotDisplay with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection||6.67-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) 20:9 Full HD+ LCD DotDisplay with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection|
|Dimension||165.7×76.6×8.8mm; Weight: 209g||165.7×76.6×8.8mm; Weight: 209g|
|Chipset||Octa-Core Snapdragon 720G 8nm Mobile Platform (Dual 2.3GHz Kryo 465 A76 + Hexa 1.8GHz Kryo 465 A55 CPUs) with Adreno 618 GPU||Octa-Core Snapdragon 720G 8nm Mobile Platform (Dual 2.3GHz Kryo 465 A76 + Hexa 1.8GHz Kryo 465 A55 CPUs) with Adreno 618 GPU|
|Storage||64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD||64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD|
|SIM||Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)||Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)|
|Operating System||Android 10 with MIUI 11||Android 10 with MIUI 11|
|Camera||Main – 48MP Samsung GM2 sensor, PDAF, EIS, 0.8μm pixel size, LED flash, EIS, 8MP 120° ultra-wide angle lens, 5MP 2cm macro lens, 2MP depth sensor, 4k 30 fps video recording.|
Secondary – 16MP (wide)
|Main – 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor in Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, PDAF, EIS, 0.8μm pixel size, LED flash, EIS, 8MP 120° ultra-wide-angle lens, 5MP 2cm macro lens, 2MP depth sensor, 4k 30 fps video recording.|
Secondary – 32MP (wide)
|Sensor||Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass||Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Network||Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz) 2 x 2 MIMO, VoWiFi, Bluetooth 5, GPS, NavIC, USB Type-C||Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz) 2 x 2 MIMO, VoWiFi, Bluetooth 5, GPS, NavIC, USB Type-C|
|Battery||5020mAh battery with 18W fast charging.||5020mAh battery with 33W fast charging.|
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Price and Availability
The Redmi Note 9 Pro and Pro Max will in Aurora Blue, Glacier White and Interstellar Black colours, the standard Note 9 Pro with 4GB 64GB storage goes for $175 (approx N67,000), the 6GB 128GB option goes for $215 (approx 79,000). Redmi Note 9 Pro Max 6GB 64GB storage goes for $202 (approx N74,000), 6GB 128GB storage – $230 (approx N84,000), and 8GB 128GB storage goes for $255 (approx N93,000).
The devices will go on sales starting March 17 and will be available across various online stores.