Just a week after the launch of the Realme 6 series, its arch-nemesis Xiaomi has gone ahead and refreshed the Redmi Note 9 Pro & Redmi Note 9 Pro Max lineup today.
Redmi Note 9 Pro has been launched through only one online event in India. The device comes as a successor to the Redmi Note 8 Pro.
It has a new Snapdragon 700-series chipset, center punch-hole display, a square camera bump, and a larger battery.
Redmi Note 9 Pro: Specifications and Features
Starting with the design, the Redmi Note 9 series advances its Aura design philosophy but simplifies things a bit with the Aura Balance design in this smartphone.
You’ll get a minimal, shiny back panel with no additional jazz and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Now there is a new rectangular setup with the square camera module and LED flash.
The square camera bump is really huge and you will definitely see the device shaking on the table. There is a physical fingerprint sensor that doubles as a power button on the side.
Talking about the front, the Redmi Note 9 series mi in India is the first Redmi phone that comes with ‘punch-hole cutout‘ in India.
It has a 6.67-inch full-HD + IPS LCD panel with 20: 9 aspect ratios, 2400 x 1080-pixel resolution and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Now, one thing we would love to see on the Note 9 Pro is the high refresh rate display instead of the standard 60 Hz panel. You get a 120Hz touch sampling rate on the board, which is fine.
Redmi Note 9 Pro is the second smartphone to be launched in India with the new Snapdragon 720G chipset.
Its competitor Realme 6 Pro was the first and if you are wondering how Snapdragon 720G is compared to Snapdragon 730G?
The chipset is paired to 6GB with LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB with UFS 2.1 storage, which can be expanded up to 512GB via a dedicated microSD card slot in tow.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro runs Android 10-based MIUI 11 out-of-the-box.
One of the most unexpected changes users get on the Redmi Note 9 Pro is the downgrade from the 64MP primary sensor to the 48th primary sensor.
Yes, the Note 9 Pro has a quad-camera setup powered by the new 48MP (f / 1.79) Samsung ISOCELL GM2 sensor. It is mated to a 120-degree FOV with an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 5P macro lens with auto-focus support, and a 2MP depth sensor.
The center punch-hole cutout has a 16MP camera, which meets your selfie needs. Onboard Night Mode 2.0, 1080p Macro Video, Movie Mode, Slow-Mo Selfie, Pro Color Mode (as Reality’s Chroma Boost – Provides vivid saturation and extreme contrast) with several new camera options.
An upgrade to Pro Camera mode has been received and now logs video recordings up to 4K @ 30 fps with focus and exposure peaking and histograms.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro is equipped with a massive 5,020mAh battery with 18W fast-charger in the box.
The device has a USB Type-C port, a 3.5 mm audio jack, and a single bottom-firing speaker. It supports 802.11 / ac (Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0 and new out-of-the-box.
Price and availability
Redmi Note 9 Pro Price Rs. 4GB + 64GB base variant for Rs. 12,999 and Rs. 15,999 for the 6GB + 128GB variant. It will be available in three attractive color variants, such as Aurora Blue, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black.
The smartphone will begin on March 17, exclusively on Amazon and Mi Web Store. You can also get them offline from Mi Home and Mi Studio shops.
Unboxing Video from the channel Technical Guruji.