New Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max – All Details

Redmi note 9 Series

Xiaomi has launched the new Redmi Note 9 series on 12th March with two phone models namely Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max (Xiaomi is even copying the weird naming from the iPhone 11 Pro Max). Notably, Xiaomi has not launched the Redmi Note 9 that the company can launch in the coming weeks.

Rather than doing a major launch event, it was restricted because of the outbreak of the Coronavirus. The event was an online stream on the Youtube channel.

As the tagline says # Pro cameras Max Performance, Xiaomi is banking on faster performance and class-leading cameras on the new phones.

The Redmi Note 9 Series is available in an impressive color range: Aurora Blue, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black. To give clarity, let’s talk about both the phones launched at the event.

Redmi Note 9 Pro

It is rightly called ” The Performance Beast” as it gets its power from Qualcomm SD720G processor, a massive 5020mAh battery, 48MP Quad camera set up, 6.67″ FHD+ display and much more to its credit. The phone will be available on 17th March @ 12 pm. Let’s talk about the detailed specs of this phone.

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Design

The Redmi Note 9 Pro offers a Glass front and Glass back body with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The dimensions of the phone are 165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm and weigh ~209 grams. It comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and P2i Splash-proof nano-coating as well as anti-fingerprint, anti-oil protective coating. 

Display

The screen is 6.67 inches and comes with an FHD+, dewdrop display. The screen resolution is 1080 x 2400 pixels with a 20:9 ratio and approximately 395 ppi density.

With this configuration and 450 nit brightness, it offers an indulging cinematic viewing experience. The display is adaptable to the following modes: standard, sunshine, night, color temperature adjustments to suit the environment.

Storage variants and Price

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is available in the following variants and prices:

  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB Internal storage at a price of Rs. 12,999
  • 6 GB RAM + 128 GB Internal storage at a price of Rs. 15,999

Also, it has a dedicated microSD card slot that can make more room for your stuff with a 512GB Expansion capacity. The RAM and storage is LPDDR4x and UFS2.1.

Processor

Fueling the phone is the new powerful Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (2x Gold 2.3GHz + 6x Silver 1.8GHz). The GPU is Adreno A618.

The processor is not an upgrade in comparison to the Redmi Note 8 Pro that comes with the MediaTek Helios G90T Octa-Core processor.

In fact, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G used in the POCO X2, MTK G90T used in the Redmi Note 8 Pro and the SD 720G offer nearly the same performance.

All three phones score close to 280,000 on the Antutu benchmarks and it is hard to differentiate in terms of real-life performance. However, for gaming, the G90T offers slightly higher frame rates but due to the 12 Nm manufacturing process generates more heat and a bit more thermal throttling. So, it will not be right to pick these phones based on the processor prowess.

Also, the 720G sports a 5th Gen AI Engine and is made using the 8 nm fabrication. 

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Operating System

We are getting the latest OS out of the box and the phone boots on Android 10 OS with MIUI 11 skin.

Cameras

The rear Quad camera set up is 48 MP(f/1.8) wide main lens + 8MP (f/2.2) Ultrawide angle lens + 2MP(f/2.4) Macro lens + 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor.

The cameras are arranged in a square box and support Night mode, PDAF, HDR, LED Flash, AI feature adjustments and Gyro-EIS. The phone can record videos max at 4K@30fps. Sadly, there is no 4K, 60 FPS  

The front is mounted with a 16MP In-Display Camera with AI Portrait mode, HDR and 120fps slo-mo along with normal video recording at 1080p @30fps.

Battery

Fueling the device is a massive 5020mAh battery which can keep it running for all day easily even with heavy usage. Xiaomi has slowly moved from 4000 mAH battery that they had in the Note 5, Note 6 and Note 7 to now 5000 mAH.  The extra battery makes the phones a bit bulkier and less comfortable to hold and use with one hand.

Also, it comes with an 18W fast charger support.

Network and Connectivity

  • Dual Sim 4G Enabled, VolTE (nanoSIM + nanoSIM + microSD)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth v5
  • A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, NavIC
  • USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Others:

  • Fingerprint sensor (Side-mounted)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • MP4 | M4V | MKV | XVID | WAV | AAC | MP3 | AMR | FLAC | APE

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

Redmi has launched another phone” Redmi Note 9 Pro Max” that will deliver pro cameras and max performance. It will be available to the buyers on 25th march at @12 pm. Notably, both the Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max will not go on sale on Flipkart but will be available from Amazon.in or Mi.com. 

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It comes in Aura balance design with most of the features similar to the standard pro version but with better cameras.

Design

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max boasts Aura Balance design. The phone weighs approximately 209 grams and the dimensions are 165.5 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm. It comes with a glass front and back body. The screen is protected using Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Available in same colors, nano-coating and splash-proof certification as Redmi Note 9 Pro, the max version is just like its elder brother.

Display

The screen is 6.67″ FHD+ Dot Display. The screen resolution is 400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 Aspect Ratio, and 395ppi density. It is the same as its standard Pro version.

Storage variants and Price

The phone is available in the following storage variants :

  • 6GB RAM + 64 GB internal storage at Rs14,999
  • 6GB RAM + 128 GB internal storage at Rs16,999
  • 8GB RAM + 128 GB internal storage at Rs18,999

Similar to Pro, Pro max also has a dedicated microSD card slot that is expandable up to 512GB. The RAM and storage is LPDDR4x and UFS2.1.

Processor

Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G clocked at (2x Gold 2.3GHz + 6x Silver 1.8GHz). The GPU is Adreno 618.

Operating System

The phone has an Android 10.0 operating system and is based on MIUI 11.

Cameras

One major difference is the rear camera configuration. It sports a 64MP(f/1.9) wide main lens + 8MP (f/2.2) Ultrawide angle lens + 2MP(f/2.4) Macro lens + 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor. The abovesaid lens are arranged in a square box and supports Night mode, PDAF, HDR, LED Flash, AI feature adjustments and Gyro-EIS. The phone can record videos at 4K@30fps.

Also, the front has a better 32MP In-Display Camera with a 4-in-1 superpixel. Additionally, we have AI Portrait mode, HDR and 120fps slo-mo with beauty filters and music support along with normal video recording at 1080p @30fps.

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Battery

The battery power is the same i.e. 5020 mAh but the fast charging support is raised to 33W supplied charger that charges your phone 50% in half an hour. It also sports USB Type-C reversible connector.

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Network and Connectivity 

  • Dual Sim 4G Enabled, VolTE (nanoSIM + nanoSIM + microSD)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth v5
  • A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, NavIC
  • USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Others

  • Fingerprint sensor (Side-mounted)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Triple Slot Tray (Dual Sim + MicroSD card)

Also, Read: 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Powered By MediaTek GT 90T, 6 GB RAM Launched

Latest Poco X2 – Specs, Price, Features, and Comparison

Realme 6 and Realme 6 Pro – 64MP Quad Cameras, 90 Hz Display, 30 Watts Charging

Written By – Harpreet Kaur

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