Xiaomi’s offshoot Redmi has finally announced the much-anticipated Redmi Note 9 5G/ 4G, Redmi Note 9 Trio, and Note 9 Pro in China. The Smartphones have been launched to the Redmi Note 9 series launched earlier this year globally.
Design and Display:
The Note 9 Pro 5G, star of the series, and the Note 9 5G come with an identical design. Both feature a “Huawei Mate 30” like circular camera bump and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The Redmi Pro model comes with a 6.67-inch LCD panel with 1080p resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The display automatically adapts to the application and offers 6 different refresh rates ranging from 30Hz to 120Hz. The touch sampling runs at 240Hz to boot. And the front and back are protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
The Vanilla 5G model, on the other hand, is built around a 6.53-inch LCD panel with 1080p resolution and a standard refresh rate. The display can bring its brightness down to just one nit for night time viewing and is TUV-certified for low blue light emissions.
Lastly, the “Redmi Note 9 4G” model has a rectangular bump and features a design different from the other two phones in the series. It comes with a display similar to the 5G model.
Internals and Storage:
The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 750G chipset topped with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB onboard storage.
The 5G model comes with a MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset at the helm, while the 4G model is driven by Qualcomm’s snapdragon 662 SoC. The former has storage options similar to the Note 9 Pro model, while the latter is available in 4GB/6GB, and 8GB of RAM options.
All smartphones make use of UFS 2.2, which is reportedly 2x faster than the previous UFS 2.1.
The “key highlight” of Redmi’s new Note 9 Pro 5G is the 1/1.52” ISOCELL HM2 with a 108MP camera did to 4-in-1 binning. The main camera module is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The selfie camera is a 16MP single sensor shooter.
The Vanilla 5G model is also equipped with a quad-sensor rear camera but features a more modest larger 48MP sensor topped with an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. For selfies, it features a 13MP sensor.
The Redmi Note 9 4G comes with a triple sensor camera with a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The selfie front is handled by an 8MP shooter.
Battery and Pricing:
Redmi Note 9 Pro model is equipped with a 4,820 mAh battery and comes with a 33W “fast charger” that can fill the battery from 0% to 100% in just 58 minutes.
The vanilla model is powered by a slightly larger 5,000mAh battery, though charging speed has been toned down to 18W. Lastly, the 4G model packs a whopping 6000 mAh battery with 18 W fast charging.
The phones are currently available in the market. The Pro model costs somewhere between €210-€250, depending on the variant. The Vanilla 5G model costs €168-€220 while the 4G model will set users back by €130-€170.
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