The much-awaited all-new Redmi Note series is official & this time, Xiaomi changed the naming style a bit. We no longer have a Redmi Note 9 as the successor to the Redmi Note 8. Instead, we have the Redmi Note 9 Pro & the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. So, for the first time, Redmi is launching a ‘Note’ device with the ‘Pro Max’ branding.
While the non-Pro Redmi Note has always been a phone with starting price under Rs 10,000, that’s not the case this time. The Redmi Note 9 Pro starts at Rs 12,999 in India while the starting price is Rs 14,999 for the Note 9 Pro Max.
REDMI NOTE 9 PRO & REDMI NOTE 9 PRO MAX – DESIGN & SPECIFICATIONS
Both phones have the same ‘Aura Balance’ Design that includes Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front as well as the rear, symmetrical design for the Quad camera setup on the rear, and a centred punch-hole selfie camera on the front. The colour options are also the same for both phones, i.e., Glacier White, Interstellar Black, and Aurora Blue.
Both the phones have P2i splash-proof nano-coating technology so the normal splashes of water aren’t an issue. There is a triple card slot which means you can add two SIM cards as well as a microSD card at the same time. Since there is an LCD panel on the front, the phones have a physical fingerprint scanner on the right side that also doubles as the power button.
On the front, both the Redmi Note 9 & Redmi Note 9 Pro Max feature a 6.67-inch Full-HD+ LCD panel with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The SOC powering both phones is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G & it is the same chipset that powers the recently launched Realme 6 Pro. Unlike the Realme 6 Pro, however, there is no high-refresh-rate display. The Redmi Note 9 Pro & Note 9 Pro Max have a normal 60Hz panel.
While the camera setup has the same design, the primary sensor differs on both the phones. The Redmi Note 9 Pro features a primary 48 Megapixel primary camera with a Samsung GM2 sensor and f/1.79 aperture, a secondary 8 Megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with 119-degree FOV, a 5 Megapixel Macro camera & a fourth 2 Megapixel depth sensor.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, on the other hand, comes with a primary 64 Megapixel Samsung GW1 sensor, a secondary 8 Megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a third 5 Megapixel macro camera & a 2 Megapixel depth sensor. Both phones can shoot 4K 30fps videos via the primary rear camera.
The front camera is also different on both phones. While the Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with a 16 Megapixel selfie shooter, there is a 32 Megapixel selfie camera on the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max.
Both phones have a massive 5,020mAh battery, but while the Redmi Note 9 Pro features 18W fast charging, the Note 9 Pro Max comes with 33W fast charging. The fast chargers are included in the box, so that’s nice! MIUI 11 runs out of the box on top of Android 10.
REDMI NOTE 9 PRO & REDMI NOTE 9 PRO MAX – PRICING & AVAILABILITY
The colour options are the same for both the phones – Aurora Blue, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black. Here is the pricing for the Redmi Note 9 Pro in India –
- 4GB + 64GB – Rs 12,999
- 6GB + 128GB – Rs 15,999
And here is the pricing for the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max –
- 6GB + 64GB – Rs 14,999
- 6GB + 128GB – Rs 16,999
- 8GB + 128GB – Rs 18,999
The Note 9 Pro & Pro Max will be on sale on March 17th & March 25th respectively in India, and you can grab one via Amazon or Mi.com.