Earlier this year, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 9, Note 9 Pro, and Note 9 Pro Max phones in India. Smartphone brands in China have 5G phones across various price points in the country. Hence, Redmi Note 9 series phones were skipped in China since they only support 4G connectivity. Recent reports have revealed that the company is gearing up to launch 5G-ready Redmi Note 9 series in China this month.
The Redmi Note 9 5G phones are likely to launch this month since its standard and high-end versions have received approval from China’s TENAA authority. As usual, the TENAA listings have revealed all the key specs and images of the alleged Redmi Note 9 5G and Redmi Note 9 5G Pro smartphones.
Redmi Note 9 5G specifications and features
The TENAA listing revealed the Redmi Note 9 that has the model number M2007J22C. It is equipped with a 6.53-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio. The front-panel image of the phone reveals the presence of a punch-hole cutout at the top-left corner of the screen. It has a 13-megapixel front camera. The circular camera housing on the back has a 48-megapixel triple camera setup and an LED flash. The details of the accompanying cameras are not mentioned.
The 2.4GHz octa-core processor that fuels the M2007J22C could be the Dimensity 800U chipset. The phone is expected to arrive in RAM options like 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB and storage editions like 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. The device is packed with a 4,900mAh-rated battery.
Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G specifications and features
The purported Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G with model number M2007J17C houses a larger 6.67-inch IPS LCD panel with Full HD+ resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio. Rumours surrounding the phone have claimed that it will carry support for up to a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate.
The punch-hole cutout at top-centre of the display is hometo its 16-megapixel selfie camera. The circular camera module on the rear panel has a quad-camera setup led by a 108-megapixel main camera. The configurations of its other three lenses are not known yet.
The 2.4GHz octa-core processor that fuels the M2007J17C is speculated to be the Snapdragon 750G in recent reports. The handset is listed on TENAA in RAM variants like 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB and storage options like 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. The battery is rated at 4,720mAh.
Rumours suggest that the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite that was announced in Europe in October will be rebranded as a Redmi Note series phone in China. The TENAA listing of the purported Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G also suggests it’s a rebadged Mi 10T Lite. The only noticeable difference between the two phones is that the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G has a 108-megapixel main camera whereas the Mi 10T Lite has a 64-megapixel primary lens.
The alleged Redmi Note 9 5G and Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G smartphones are equipped with side-mounted fingerprint scanners and microSD card slots. These phones run Android 10 out of the box. The home market is expected to receive both phones in hues such as black, red, blue, pink, white, green, purple, and grey. Both smartphones were certified by China’s 3C authority last month. The certification revealed that these phones may ship with 22.5W and 33W fast chargers, respectively.
In related news, a smartphone with M2007J22G model number was approved by the EEC authority in Europe as a POCO device. The letter ‘G’ at the end of the model number reveals it is a global version of China’s Redmi Note 9 5G (M2007J22C). Hence, there is a possibility that the Redmi Note 9 5G may arrive as a POCO device in European markets.