Redmi Note 9 and Mi Note 10 Lite

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Pro Max in India 2 months ago without introducing the successor to last years Redmi Note 8, I’m talking about the base Redmi Note 9. The company also launched Redmi Note 9s a global variant of the Note 9 which happens to be the global variant of the Note 9 Pro in disguise. The company has now launched the Note 9 and Note 9 Pro following the company’s normal device launch standards alongside the Mi Note 10 Lite.

Redmi Note 9 launches with a MediaTek Helio G85 gaming Soc, an upgrade over the Helio G80 and the Snapdragon 665 on its predecessor, the Note 8. Redmi Note 9 Pro, however, launches with Snapdragon 720G, the same processor used on the India variant and Redmi Note 9s. Both devices pack impressive upgrades over the Note 8 and Note 8 Pro from last year and enters the market with a $199 price tag.

Redmi Note 9 Specifications

Redmi Note 9
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SpecificationRedmi Note 9
Display6.53” DotDisplay, 19.5:9 2340×1080 FHD+, 1500:1 contrast ratio, NTSC 84%, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification
SoCMediaTek Helio G85, 12nm process technology, CPU: 2x A75 2.0GHz, 6x A55 1.8GHz, Octa-core CPU, GPU: ARM G52 MC2, up to 1000MHz
Memory3GB LPDDR4X + 64GB eMMC 5.1
4GB LPDDR4X + 128GB eMMC 5.1
Dedicated microSD card slot for up to 128GB cards
Battery 5,020 mAh battery, 18W fast charging, Fast charger included inbox
Rear CameraPrimary:
48MP, f/1.79
Secondary:
8MP 118° Wide-Angle Camera, f/2.2Tertiary: 2MP Macro with autofocus, Quaternary: 2MP Depth Sensor, f/2.4
Front Camera13MP
Other Features3.5mm headphone jack, IR Blaster, NFC (select regions), Type-C, Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Android VersionMIUI 11 based on Android 10

Redmi Note 9 packs a quad-camera setup like every other Note 9 variant, having a 48MP Samsung GM1 main camera. Note 9 uses a rear mounted fingerprint sensor unlike other variants. While the front facing camera is fixed at the top middle for other Note 9 variant the base model has it front facing camera shifted to the top left corner.

Redmi Note 9 color options
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The device with be available in forest green, polar white and midnight grey color options.

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Redmi Note 9 Pro Specifications

Redmi Note 9
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SpecificationRedmi Note 9 Pro (Global)
Display6.67″ FHD+ (2400 x 1080) LCD; Center-weighted Punch-hole “DotDisplay,” Corning Gorilla Glass 5 front and back
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 720G, 8nm process technology, Kryo™ 465 CPU, Octa-core CPU, up to 2.3 GHz, Adreno™ 618 GPU, 750 MHzThe 5th gen Qualcomm®️ AI Engine
Memory6GB LPDDR4X + 64GB UFS 2.1
6GB LPDDR4X + 128GB UFS 2.1
Dedicated microSD card slot for up to 128GB cards
Battery 5,020 mAh battery, 30W fast charging, Fast charger included inbox
Rear CameraPrimary:
64MP sensor,f/1.89
Secondary:
8MP 119° Wide-Angle Camera, f/2.2Tertiary: 5MP, Macro with autofocus, f/2.4Quaternary: 2MP, f/2.4, Depth Sensor
Front Camera16MP
Other Features3.5mm headphone jack, IR Blaster, NFCSide fingerprint scanner, Z-axis linear motor
Android VersionMIUI 11 based on Android 10

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is the simply the global version of the Indian Note 9 Pro Max, it comes with the same design and features. It is equipped with 6GB and upto 128GB of storage.

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Redmi Note 9 Pro color options
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Note 9 Pro will be available in interstellar grey, tropical green and glacier white color options.

Redmi Note 9 series price and availability

Redmi Note 9 will arrive in the market with a starting price of $199 (approx N77,600) for the 3GB/6GB variant and $249 (approx N97,000) for the 4GB/128GB variant. The Redmi Note 9 Pro, on the other hand, will start selling for $269 (approx N105,000) for the 6GB/64GB variant, and $299 (approx N117,000) for the 6GB/128GB variant. Both the devices will be available for purchase starting mid-May globally.


Buy Redmi Note 9s on Jumia

Note 9s 4GB 64GB — N73,880

Note 9s 6GB 128GB — N80,900


Xiaomi also launched the Mi Note 10 Lite along with the Redmi Note 9 series, it features a 6.47-inch FHD+ curved AMOLED panel with a waterdrop notch. Itis powered by Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 730G SoC, coupled with up to 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The device also features an in-display fingerprint scanner, as opposed to the capacitive scanners on the Redmi Note 9 series.

Mi Note 10 Lite Specification

Mi Note 10 Lite
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SpecificationMi Note 10 Lite
Display6.47″ FHD+ curved AMOLEDHDR 10 certifiedCorning Gorilla Glass 5 front and back
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Memory6GB LPDDR4X + 64GB UFS 2.1, 6GB LPDDR4X + 128GB UFS 2.1, Dedicated microSD card slot for up to 128GB cards
Battery 5,260 mAh battery30W fast charging, Fast charger included inbox
Rear CameraPrimary:
64MP Sony IMX 686 sensor
Secondary:
8MP 120° Wide-Angle CameraTertiary: 5MP Depth sensorQuaternary: 2MP Macro camera
Front Camera16MP
Other Features3.5mm headphone jack, IR Blaster, NFC, In-display fingerprint scanner
Android VersionMIUI 11 based on Android 10

Mi Note 10 Lite also packs a quad-camera setup on the rear like the Note 9 series, however, it is aligned vertically. The Mi Note 10 Lite is fueled by a massive 5,260mAh battery with support for 30W wired fast charging.

Mi Note 10 Lite pricing and availability

Mi Note 10 Lite Colour options
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The Mi Note 10 Lite will be available in 3 colour options — Nebula Purple, Glacier White and Midnight Black — and will start selling at €349 (approx N150,000) for the 6GB/64GB variant. The 6GB/128GBGB variant, on the other hand, will start selling for €399 (approx 171,000). The device will be available for purchase globally starting mid-May.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Event though that midiatek has some performance i would have preferred if they used a snapdragon processor. I don’t know but for some reason i don’t like midiatek processors

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