Redmi Note 9 India launch expected soon, will be a rebranded Redmi 10X

On: April 28, 2020

The Redmi Note 9 could be heading for a launch in India soon, after the device was spotted on Indian certification website BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards). Tipster Mukul Sharma has spotted the Note 9 on the certification site, and it is expected to be announced alongside the Mi 10-series in India. The Note 9 itself is a rebranded version of the Redmi 10X which is going to launch in China.

For the uninitiated, Xiaomi has already announced two devices in the Note 9-series called the Note 9 Pro and the Note 9 Pro Max back in February. The current COVID-19 lockdown imposed in the country has halted most smartphone launches, but we can expect the device to launch as soon as the restrictions are relaxed.

Redmi Note 9 specifications and features

The Redmi Note 9 has bagged BIS certification, hinting that an India launch is imminent

The Redmi Note 9 is a rebranded Redmi 10X for India, and as a result we already know its possible specs. The Redmi 10X was spotted on a China Telecom database listing, revealing that it comes with a MediaTek Helio G85 SoC. This would make the 10X and consequently the Redmi Note 9, the first phones to feature this 12nm chipset.

The phone will be accompanied by 6GB RAM and up to 128GB of storage. There will of course be other variants as well, with the configurations starting from 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. The phone will also have the option to expand the storage via a microSD card by up to 512GB.

While Xiaomi has already announced the MIUI 12 update, the Redmi Note 9 will come with MIUI 11 based on Android 10.  A separate TENAA listing has revealed that the device will have a 6.53-inch display with 2,340 × 1,080 pixels resolution.

The Note 9 is also said to feature a quad-camera setup like its older siblings with a 48MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro-shooter, and 2MP depth sensor. Battery-wise we can expect a 4,920mAh cell with 18W fast charging.


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