After a series of rumors and leaks, Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max has been announced with a 6.67-inch Full HD+ LCD display, and the latest Snapdragon 720G 8nm chipset.
The two new smartphones are the company’s latest premium mid-range phones and successor to last year’s Redmi Note 8 Pro in India. Both devices pack a bunch of similarities and a few differences in specs and features.
After discontinuing three generations of Mi Max lineup smartphones, Redmi Note 9 and Note 9 Pro Max brings back the big screen display experience, which comes with a 6.67” screen.
*. Display: 6.67-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) 20:9 Full HD+ LCD DotDisplay with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
*. Dimensions: 165.7 × 76.6 × 8.8mm
*. Weight: 209g
*. Back cameras: (excluding the main camera), 8-megapixel 120° ultra-wide-angle lens, 5-megapixel 2cm macro sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor
*. Processor: Octa-Core Snapdragon 720G 8nm Mobile Platform
*. GPU: Adreno 618
*. RAM: 6GB / 4GB / 8GB LPPDDR4x RAM
*. Storage: 64GB / 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
*. SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
*. OS: Android 10 with MIUI 11
*. Fingerprint sensor: YES (side-mounted)
*. Network and connectivity: 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, dual microphones, Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz) 2 x 2 MIMO, VoWiFi, Bluetooth 5, GPS, NavIC, USB Type-C
*. Battery: 5020mAh battery capacity
Both mobile phones sport the 6.67-inch 1080 pixels 20:9 Full HD+ LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection and Dot-display that houses a single centered selfie snapper at the top of the display, with different sensors.
Redmi Note 9 PRO and Note 9 PRO MAX comes with a glass back panel with Aura Balance design. You can find a fingerprint scanner at the side of the phone, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
The new mobile phones are both powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 720G 8nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 618 GPU, available in 6GB / 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, and 6GB / 8GB RAM with 128GB storage, you can expand any of the options.
It supports dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD), Dual 4G VoLTE, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, dual microphones, weighs 209g, runs on Android 10 with MIUI 11 out of the box.
*. Back cameras: Both features PDAF, EIS, 0.8μm pixel size, LED flash, EIS, 8-megapixel 120° ultra-wide-angle lens, 5-megapixels 2cm macro lens, and 2-megapixels depth sensor, 4k 30 fps video recording
– Note 9 PRO: (main cam) 48-megapixels Samsung ISOCELL GM2 with f/1.79 aperture
– Note 9 PRO Max: (main cam) 64-megapixels Samsung GW1 sensor with f/1.89 aperture
*. Front camera:
– Note 9 PRO Max: in-screen 32-megapixels selfie camera
– Note 9 PRO: in-screen 16-megapixels selfie camera
*. Battery charging capacity: 18W fast charging in Note 9 Pro and 33W fast charging in Pro Max
The Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max come in Interstellar Black, Aurora Blue, and Glacier White color options. And P2i coating for splash-proof.
The major differences rely on just the main camera and selfie camera with fast charging speed. A gigantic 5020mAh battery capacity, but the Note 9 PRO comes with 18W fast charging and 33W fast charging in Pro Max, which can charge up to 50% in under 30 minutes.
While the cameras include the main cam on the 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor with f/1.89 aperture in Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, and 48MP Samsung ISOCELL GM2 with f/1.79 aperture in Note 9 Pro, both with PDAF, EIS, 0.8μm pixel size, LED flash, EIS.
While the other three remain the same, 8MP 120° ultra-wide-angle lens, 5MP 2cm macro lens, 2MP depth sensor, 4k 30 fps video recording. While the in-screen selfie front camera sensor differs, with 32MP in Note 9 Pro Max and 16MP in Note 9 Pro.
You can start buying the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max 6GB/64GB for INR14,999 ($202/€180), 6GB/128GB for INR16,999 ($230/€205), and 8GB/128GB for INR18,999 ($255/€225). Availability starts from March 25 via Amazon India and Xiaomi’s online and offline stores.
While the Redmi Note 9 PRO 4GB/64GB goes for INR12,999 ($175/€155) and 6GB/128GB is priced at INR15,999 ($215/€190). Availability starts from March 17 via the company’s official site, Mi Home, Mi Studio and Amazon.in.