Redmi has finally launched the Redmi Note 9 series in China alongside the Redmi Watch. The Redmi Note 9 series is comprised of the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G, Redmi Note 9 5G, and Redmi Note 9 4G.
The two 5G models of the series will be available in China starting December 1.
Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G
The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is built around a 6.67-inch display with 1080p+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz sampling rate. The display is adaptive and offers six different refresh rates from 30Hz to 120Hz. Housed in the punch-hole in the display is the phone’s 16MP front sensor. Both the back and front are protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
Around the back are four cameras in a circular camera module. A 108MP lens is at the helm of it all with a 1/1.52-inch ISOCELL HM2 sensor that supports 9-in-1 pixel binning technology. This is joined by an 8MP ultrawide shooter with 120-degree FoV, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor.
The new device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G coupled with 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB UFS 2.2 internal storage. It also packs a 4820mAh battery with a 33W fast charger in the box.
Note 9 Pro 5G has 11 antennas spread around the phone for improved reception such as 5G signals, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Other features include an NFC reader, an IR blaster, dual speakers, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is available for CNY 1,600 for the base 6GB/128GB variant and CNY 2,000 for the 8GB/256GB configuration.
Redmi Note 9 5G
The Redmi Note 9 5G is slightly smaller than the Pro version with a 6.53-inch LCD display with 1080p+ and standard refresh rate. It is, however, TUV-certified for low blue light emissions. In addition, it is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. Tucked in the punch-hole in its display is its 13MP front camera.
The rear camera, this time around, has a more modest 48MP sensor joined by an 8MP ultrawide camera with 118-degree FoV and a 2MP macro lens.
The Note 9 5G is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset along with 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB UFS 2.2 storage. It does have a larger battery though at 5000mAh but only with 18W wired fast charging support.
The device also has seven antennas around, dual speakers, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a linear motor for better haptic feedback in games.
The Redmi Note 9 5G retails for CNY 1,300 for the bases 6GB/128 model, CNY 1,500 for the 8GB/128GB variant, and CNY 1,700 for the top-specced 8GB/256GB configuration.
Redmi Note 9 4G
Lastly, the Redmi Note 9 4G is built around a similar 6.53-inch display on the 5G model. The display features 1080p+ resolution, a standard 60Hz refresh rate, and a 120Hz touch sampling rate. Protection is switched to the older Gorilla Glass 3. The 8MP selfie camera is inside the notch of the phone instead of the punch-hole in its 5G siblings.
The triple cameras are pretty similar to its 5G sibling with the 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera with 120-degree FoV, and a 2MP depth sensor. This time around, the cameras are found in a vertically aligned rectangular camera module on the upper left side of the rear of the phone.
Powering the Note 9 4G is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset coupled with 4GB/6GB and 128GB UFS 2.2 storage.
Surprisingly enough, the 4G variant has the largest battery of the three phones at 6000mAh and comes bundled with an 18W fast charger. It also features a 3.5mm headphone jack and stereo speakers but no NFC reader though.
The Redmi Note 9 4G starts at CNY 1,000 for the 4GB/128GB variant and CNY 1,100 for the 6GB/128GB version. For 8GB/128GB configuration, it will set you back by CNY 1,300.