Redmi Note 9 series now includes 5G phones. The Xiaomi sub-brand on Thursday unveiled two new 5G mobiles – Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G and Redmi Note 9 5G – as a part of an event in China. Unlike most phone launch events these days, the Redmi presentation wasn’t entirely virtual and the company hosted media as well as its own executives. New coronavirus cases in China have been less than two dozen each day for the last fortnight, allowing the life to return to relatively normal in the country.
Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G, Redmi Note 9 5G price
Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G price in China will start at CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 18,000) for the base 6GB + 128GB model. The 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB variant of the phone are priced at CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs. 20,300) and CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 22,500), respectively. Redmi Note 9 5G, on the other hand, will retail starting at CNY 1,299 (roughly Rs. 14,600) for the base 6GB + 128GB model. The phone’s 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB models will sell for CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 16,900) and CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 19,100), respectively.
Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G specifications
Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G sports a glass body with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both front and back. It also features a hole-punch display design with the cutout placed in the centre. The new 5G mobile will be offered in three colour options. In terms of specifications, the Redmi 5G phone comes with a 6.67-inch full-HD+ LCD screen with 120Hz refresh rate.
The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC that was unveiled back in September this year and it is said to offer some improvements over Snapdragon 765G. It also falls behind Snapdragon 765G in certain aspects. Additionally, there are dual stereo speakers in the phone. It also packs a 4,820mAh battery with 33W fast charging support.
On the imaging front, there is a quad rear camera setup on the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G that is headlined by a 108-megapixel main shooter. The phone’s main camera uses Samsung’s ISOCELL HM2 image sensor that was launched in September. It is the South Korean company’s third-generation 108-megapixel image sensor. The camera sensor is said to bring several improvements over the previous generations. The other three cameras on the back include an 8-megapixel super-wide-angle shooter, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, there is a 16-megapixel shooter.
The phone is IP53 certified for dust and splash resistance, and runs on MIUI 12, based on Android 10. Other specifications of the phone include NFC support, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port, dual-SIM support, and a side-fingerprint sensor.
Redmi Note 9 5G specifications
Redmi Note 9 5G also carries a hole-punch display design like Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G but the cutout is placed on the left of the screen in the phone, instead of centre. The phone will also be offered in three colour options. It is powered by octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC that was launched in August. It packs a 6.53-inch full-HD+ screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass protection. The phone runs on MIUI 12, based on Android 10.
For the photography needs, there is a triple rear camera setup on the phone that is headlined by a 48-megapixel shooter. Other cameras on the back include an 8-megapixel super wide-angle shooter and a 2-megapixel macro camera. On the front, you will get a 13-megapixel selfie camera. Other specifications of the phone include a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charge support, stereo dual speakers, and 3.5mm audio jack, IR blaster, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and USB Type-C port
Redmi Note 9 4G China variant
In addition to the new 5G phones, the Redmi brand also launched the 4G variant of Redmi Note 9 in the country. It is different from the version launched in India and seems like a re-branded version of Poco M3 that was unveiled just this week. There are some design tweaks as well as more RAM and storage in the Redmi Note 9 4G China variant. It will retail starting at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 11,200) in China.