XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 9: INDIAN VARIANT OF NOTE 9

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With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there’s always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, that there’s anticipation for the next big thing. Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max in India last month, offering capable budget phones for the price. Now, the firm has launched the Redmi Note 9 series in Europe, and rumours aired that Note 9 is expected to be released in India soon. It is supposed to launch on June 12, 2020.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

Redmi Note 9 is a line of smartphones in the Redmi Note series developed by Redmi, a sub-brand of Xiaomi Inc. The Note 9 Pro Max and Indian variant of the Note 9 Pro were announced on 12 March 2020, the Note 9S was announced on 23 March 2020, and the Note 9 and global variant of the Note 9 Pro were announced on 30 April 2020. In case, if you have missed on the Redmi Note 9 Pro, grab your chance on this new Redmi Note 9. It is said to be the successor of Redmi Note 8.

Display: A new 6.5-inch IPS LCD Full HD+ display with a punch-hole cut-out for the front camera, protected by Gorilla Glass 5.

Highlights About Redmi Note 9

Chipset: A MediaTek Helio G85.

RAM: An option between 3GB and 4GB.

Rear camera: A combination of a 48-megapixel Samsung GM1 sensor as the main camera with 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth camera.

Storage: You can choose between 64GB and 128GB.

Front camera: A 13-megapixel camera sitting in the cut-out.

Battery: A 5020mAh unit paired to an 18W wired fast charging.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 smartphone runs on Android v10 (Q) operating system. The phone is powered by Octa core (2 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A75 + 2 GHz, Hexa Core, Cortex A55) processor. It runs on the MediaTek Helio G85 Chipset. It has 3 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. Other notable features of Redmi Note 9 smartphone is that it has IPS LCD display. The device could flaunt a 6.43-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) resolution and 395 ppi pixel density. It measures 162.3 mm x 77.2 mm x 8.9 mm and weighs 199 grams. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 could feature a punch-hole display design, like the other two phones in the series.

Features And Specifications

However, as per the previous leaks and rumours, the smartphone could come with the quad rear camera setup. On camera front, the buyers get a 13 MP f/2.25 Primary Camera(3″ sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size) and on the rear, there’s an 48+8+2+2 MP camera. It characterizes features like Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus. It is backed by a 5020 mAh battery with fast-charging support. Connectivity features in the smartphone include WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, Volte, and more. According to the listing, the smartphone will support Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac standards on both the 2.4Ghz and the 5GHz frequencies. Along with it, the Wi-Fi certification also revealed that the smartphone will run the latest Android 10 OS and is likely to come out of the box with the company’s new MIUI 12 custom UI skin. The rest of the details of the Redmi Note 9 Indian variant are yet to be revealed.

The smartphone is likely to sport a MediaTek Helio G85 SoC under the hood. The company could offer the Redmi Note 9 in three variants, including 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM with 32GB/64GB/128GB of internal storage. Xiaomi is likely to launch the Redmi Note 9 smartphone with MIUI 12 software. The device is equipped with sensors such as Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.

Redmi Note 9 VS Redmi Note 9 Pro

-The Redmi Note 9 uses the MediaTek Helio G85 chip which is said to perform better while gaming. The G85 on the Note 9 scores an average of 200,000 on Antutu, which outdoes other phones in its price category.

-Unlike the Redmi Note 9 Pro in India, the Redmi Note 9 uses the older 48-megapixel Samsung GM1 sensor. Hence, photography performance via the main camera should be identical to the Redmi Note 8. In fact, the camera system is similar to the Redmi Note 8.

-The 5020mAh battery on the Redmi Note 9 is said to provide a backup of up to two days. Although the phone supports only up to 18W fast charging, Xiaomi is bundling a 22.5W fast charging adapter, which is unheard of in the smartphone world.

-The Redmi Note 9 has its fingerprint sensor hidden in the blacked-out patch under the camera. It does not get a side-mounted fingerprint sensor like its Pro models.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Price in India

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 smartphone price in India is likely to be Rs 14,990. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 being speculated to be launched in the country on June 12, 2020 (Expected). As for the colour options, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 smartphone may come in Forest Green, Polar White, Midnight Grey colours. However, its release in India may still not be around the corner due to the country’s lockdown implications. The device will be up for pre-booking as soon as the date of launch gets finalized. This device is not supposed to support 5G but with all these features, excellent camera quality and classic display, it is really worth the price. Do get notified about the launching of the Xiaomi smartphone if you do not want to miss it.

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