Upgraded Redmi Note 9 Series Unveiled With 108MP Camera, 120Hz Screen and Same Affordable Price

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After several leaks and teasers, Xiaomi’s offshoot Redmi has finally announced the much-anticipated Redmi Note 9 Trio, the Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi Note 9 5G, and the Redmi Note 9 4G in China. The Smartphones have been launched to the Redmi Note 9 series launched earlier this year globally.

Design and Display

The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G, star of the series, and the Redmi 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 Pro model comes with a 6.67-inch LCD panel with 1080p resolution and a 120 Hz refresh rate. The display automatically adapts to the application and offers six 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.

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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.

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Lastly, the Redmi Note 9 4G model has a rectangular bump and features a design different from the other two smartphones in the series. It comes with a display similar to the vanilla 5G model.

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Internals and Storage

The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 750G chipset topped with 6 GB or 8 GB RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB onboard storage.

The Redmi Note 9 5G 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 Pro model, while the latter is available in 4 GB, 6 GB, and 8 GB RAM options.

All phones make use of UFS 2.2, which is reportedly 2x faster than the previous UFS 2.1.

Cameras

The key highlight of Redmi’s new Note 9 Pro 5G is the 1/1.52” ISOCELL HM2, Samsung’s third 108MP sensor it comes with. Although the sensor is smaller than the one used in Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, it supports the same 9-in-1-pixel binning tech while the first Xiaomi models with a 108MP camera did to 4-in-1 binning. The main camera module is accompanied by an 8 MP ultra-wide camera, a 2 MP macro lens, and a 2 MP depth sensor. The selfie camera is a 16 MP single sensor shooter.

The Vanilla 5G model is also equipped with a quad-sensor rear camera setup but features a more modest larger 48 MP sensor topped with an 8 MP ultra-wide lens, a 2 MP depth sensor, and a 2 MP macro lens. For selfies, it features a 13 MP sensor.

The Redmi Note 9 4G comes with a triple sensor camera with a 48 MP primary sensor, an 8 MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2 MP depth sensor. The selfie front is handled by an 8 MP shooter.

Battery and Pricing

The 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 smartphones are currently available for sale. The Pro model costs somewhere between €205-€255, depending on the variant. The Vanilla 5G model costs €166-€217 while the 4G model will set users back by €128-€165.

Specifications

SpecificationsRedmi Note 9 Pro 5GRedmi Note 9 5GRedmi Note 9 4G
CPUOcta-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 570 & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 570)Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
GPUAdreno 619Mali-G57 MC3Adreno 610
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (8 nm)MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G (7 nm)Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (11 nm)
OSAndroid 10, MIUI 12Android 10, MIUI 12Android 10, MIUI 12
Networks2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G2G, 3G, 4G LTE
DisplayIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 6.67 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, 120 HzIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 6.53 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolutionIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 6.53 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution
Memory(6GB,8GB)/(128GB,256GB)(6GB,8GB)/(128GB,256GB)(4GB, 6GB,8GB)/(128GB,256GB)
CameraPrimary: 108 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2Primary: 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MPPrimary: 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP
Selfie: 16 MPSelfie: 13 MPSelfie: 8 MP
ConnectivityLTE, USB type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0,LTE, USB type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0,LTE, USB type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0,
Fingerprint scannerSide-mountedSide-mountedSide-mounted
Battery4820 mAh5000 mAh6000 mAh

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