Xiaomi hosted an online event to globally launch the Redmi Note 9 series including the Redmi Note 9 Pro and the all-new Redmi Note 9, as well as the Mi Note 10 Lite. Of these smartphones, the Redmi Note 9 and Mi Note 10 Lite are brand new additions, whereas all other smartphones are already available in China and India.
The Redmi Note 9 comes in as the base model in the Note 9 series and is likely to be launched as the rebranded version of the Redmi 10X in China soon. The smartphone flaunts a punch-hole display and quad cameras as its key highlights. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest launch from the Xiaomi sub-brand.
Redmi Note 9 specifications and features
The Redmi Note 9 comes with a 6.53-inch full HD+ punch-hole display with 90 percent screen-to-body ratio and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Layer. The smartphone is also the world’s first phone with the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC, which sits between the Helio G90 and G80 gaming chipsets. Xiaomi is offering the handset in three configurations – 3GB + 64GB and 4GB + 128GB. The onboard storage of the smartphone can be expanded up to 512GB using a microSD card.
In the software department, the Redmi Note 9 boots MIUI 11 based on Android 10. Powering the handset is a beefy 5,020mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. Xiaomi is also offering 22.5W fast charger in the box. There is a quad-camera module on the back comprising of a 48MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro-shooter, and 2MP depth sensor. The single punch-hole cutout on the front houses a 13MP shooter. For security, there is a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Redmi Note 9 price and availability
Redmi is offering the Redmi Note 9 in three colour variants – Midnight Grey, Forest Green and Polar White. The device will retail for $199 (~Rs 15,000) and $249 (~Rs 18,700 ), for 3GB, and 4GB models respectively. Bith smartphones will be made available starting Mid-may.