Redmi Note 9 Pro spotted on Geekbench; concept image reveals square-shape camera module

Xiaomi is launching its Redmi Note 9 series in India on March 12th. However, amid the coronavirus cases in the country, the smartphone maker has cancelled its on-ground event and will livestream the launch online instead. Ahead of the launch, the Redmi Note 9 Pro has appeared on Geekbench website confirming the smartphone’s moniker. Yesterday, a concept render of the same device was shared by tipster Ben Geskin. Both the Geekbench listing and concept render gives us information on what to expect from the upcoming device. 

The Geekbench listing reveals that the Redmi Note 9 Pro is powered by an unnamed octa-core Qualcomm processor clocked at 1.8GHz. It is likely that the chipset will be the Snapdragon 720G. The device scores 569 points in the single-core test and records 1,755 points in the multi-core test. The Redmi Note 9 Pro is listed with 6GB RAM which we assume is the base variant. It is confirmed to run Android 10 out of the box with MIUI 11 on top. Apart from this, the Geekbench listing doesn’t reveal more information about the Redmi Note 9 Pro.

Apart from the Geekbench listing, the concept render of Redmi Note 9 Pro shows the device in an ‘Aqua Blue’ colour. The square-shaped quad-camera module is located in the top centre of the glass back panel. On the front, the Redmi Note 9 Pro is expected to sport a punch-hole camera cutout at the top left corner. There is no physical fingerprint scanner in the concept render, which hints at an in-display fingerprint scanner. 

Xiaomi hasn’t revealed whether it will launch both standard and Pro variants of the Redmi Note 9. The smartphone is expected to be Amazon-exclusive. The Redmi Note 9 will arrive as the successor to last year’s Redmi Note 8, so we can expect it to come with upgraded specifications. 

Viraj Gawde

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