Last month, Xiaomi announced the Redmi Note 9 series. Curiously, the two devices present with Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max monikers. So the question was, where is the vanilla Redmi Note 9?
Since the beginning of this month, leaks and rumors surrounding the standard variant started pop-up in the web, with the most consistent info coming from Chinese regulatory agencies like TENAA. Today, the maker itself has finally confirmed that the Redmi Note 9 is coming.
The legend of #RedmiNoteSeries continues!
— Xiaomi (@Xiaomi) April 24, 2020
Xiaomi confirmed that the new phone will be announced via an online-only event scheduled for April 30 next week. According to latest information, the handset will arrive China as Redmi 10X with the M2003J15SC model number. The Redmi Note 9 will be the second smartphone from the series to reach Global markets. The company already launched the Redmi Note 9S which basically a rebranded Redmi Note 9 Pro. After April 30, the only device that will be missing a Global launch will be the Note 9 Pro Max.
With the arrival of the new Note 9 the next week, we can say that Mi fans will have a busy week. Everything will start with the release of MIUI 12 next Monday along with the launch of Mi 10 Youth. Interestingly enough, the company states that more products will be revealed on the same date.
Redmi Note 9 Specifications
- 6.53-inch Full HD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- MediaTek Helio G85 Octa-Core processor
- 3GB / 4GB / 6GB RAM
- 64GB / 128GB Storage with microSD support
- Dual SIM
- Android 10 with MIUI 11
- 48MP rear cameras with PDAF, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 2MP macro lens, and 2MP depth sensor
- 13MP front camera
- Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
- IR sensor
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Dimensions: 162.38×77.2×8.95mm; Weight: 205g
- 5020mAh battery with 18W fast charging
The new handset is expected to mark the continuity of Xiaomi’s partnership with MediaTek and its Helio G-series. The chipset come with game-centric features but should be a little behind the last year’s Redmi Note 8 Pro in terms of performance. The other Note 9 devices have the Snapdragon 720G. The display also differs thanks to a top-left aligned selfie snapper. On the Pro variants, we have center-aligned cutouts.
As we approach the launch date, we will be getting more details, so stay tuned.