Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Series Smartphones

Fresh out of the “win over the losers, win the world” controversy, Xiaomi has revealed the new Redmi Note 9 series phone. Now, come on, who cares who is calling who loser. What matters is, Xiaomi has been doling out decent-to-good spec-ed devices while remaining affordable.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Smartphone
Redmi Note 9 Pro

With the company promised to limit its profit margin to keep the prices competitive, the new Redmi Note 9 series has stay true to its ethos. More on that in a jiffy. Three phones were announced last week. They are: Redmi Note 9 4G, Redmi Note 9 5G, and Redmi Note 9 Pro.

First, the 4G model. It rocks a 120 Hz refresh rate 6.53-inch FHD+ (2,340 x 1,080 pixels) IPS LCD display, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC with 11 nm process octacore process and Adreno 610 GPU. Storage comes in at 128 or 256 GB while memory is 4, 6 or 8 GB.

Around the back is a tri-camera setup comprising of a 48 MP ultra-clear camera, an 8 MP super wide-angle camera and a 2 MP portrait camera. The front gets a 8 MP beauty camera. Rounding the general spec is a whopping 6,000 mAh 18W fast charging battery with support for QC 3.0. Xiaomi said the battery is good for up to 24.3 days of standby time (!?).

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The 5G model is driven by a MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G chip, backed by Mali-G57 MC3 GPU, and 6 + 128 GB memory, 8 + 128 GB memory, or 8 + 256 GB memory.

It has the same 6.53-inch FHD+ (2,340 x 1,080 pixels) IPS LCD display, but with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, and the same main camera setup. The front camera is a 13 MP item and it is juiced by a 18W fast charging 5,000 mAh battery.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro, on the other hand, is powered by the first-to-launch in China 8 nm process Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G liquid-cooled gaming chip. The processor is paired to Adreno 619 GPU, and 6 + 128 GB, 8 + 128 GB or 8 GB + 256 GB memory.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 4G Smartphone
Redmi Note 9 4G

Main snapper is led by the flagship 108 MP main camera, along with an 8 MP ultra-wide camera, a 2 MP macro camera and a 2 MP depth sensor. The front-facing camera is a 16 MP item.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is a large phone with a 120 Hz refresh rate 6.67-inch FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) IPS LCD display with HDR10 support. Battery, however, is of significantly smaller capacity at 4,820 mAh. It has 33 W flash charge.

The Redmi Note 9 4G is available now in China with a starting price of just 999 yuan (about US$152). Meanwhile, the Redmi Note 9 5G and Redmi Note 9 Pro are available to order with a starting price of 1,299 yuan and 1,599 yuan (around US$197 and US$243), respectively.

Images: Xiaomi [CH].