Almost three months after its launch globally, the Redmi Note 9 finally made its way to the Indian market. This launch completed the Note 9 family that includes three devices in India – Note 9, Note 9 Pro, and Note 9 Pro Max. As the name suggests, this is also the cheapest member of the lineup, with the starting price being Rs 11,999. At this price, you’re getting the MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, Quad cameras, a 5,020mAh battery & more.
The design is somewhat similar to the Note 9 Pro & Note 9 Pro Max, which launched in India in March. But there are some significant design changes like the punch-hole cutout placed on the top left of the display instead of in the middle, and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner instead of a side-facing one.
The USB Type-C port and the 3.5mm headphone jack are there on the bottom alongside the speaker grill.
Redmi Note 9 has a 6.53-inch Full-HD+ IPS LCD panel with 450nit brightness & 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display features the Gorilla Glass 5 protection & is also certified by TÜV Rheinland. Unlike the Note 9 Pro & Note 9 Pro Max, which have a Snapdragon chip, Note 9 comes with Helio G85 SOC from MediaTek.
As the name suggests, this sits between the Helio G80 & Helio G90 when it comes to the performance. The phone comes with 4/6GB RAM & 64/128GB internal storage.
The Quad camera setup on the rear includes a primary 48 Megapixel Samsung GM1 sensor paired with an 8 Megapixel ultrawide, a 2 Megapixel macro & a 2 Megapixel depth sensor. There is a 13MP camera on the front for selfies.
Redmi Note 9 has a huge 5,020mAH battery & you get a 22.5W Charger in the box. There is also support for 9W Reverse Charging. Finally, MIUI 11 based on Android 10 runs out of the box, so there is no MIUI 12 out of the box.
REDMI NOTE 9 – PRICING & AVAILABILITY
The phone comes in three colors named Arctic White, Aqua Green, and Pebble Grey. There are three storage options & here is the pricing for the Indian market –
4GB + 64GB – Rs 11,999
4GB + 128GB – Rs 13,499
6GB + 128GB – Rs 14,999
Redmi Note 9 will go on sale on June 24th in India.