Redmi Note 9 has been launched in India as the latest affordable smartphone by Xiaomi. The new model is the third in the Redmi Note 9 series — after the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. The Redmi Note 9 comes with a quad rear camera setup and features a hole-punch display design. The smartphone also has reverse charging support and as a successor to the Redmi Note 8, it packs a 25 percent larger battery that is touted to deliver up to two days of usage on a single charge. The Redmi Note 9 also offers up to 6GB RAM. Moreover, the phone is designed to take on the Samsung Galaxy A21s, Oppo A9 2020, and Vivo S1 Pro.
Redmi Note 9 price in India, availability details
The Redmi Note 9 price in India starts at Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The phone also has a 4GB RAM + 128GB storage option that is priced at Rs. 13,499, while the the top-of-the-line, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model carries a price tag of Rs. 14,999. It comes in three distinct colour options, namely Aqua Green, Arctic White, and Pebble Grey. The Redmi Note 9 will go on sale in the country starting 12pm IST (noon) on Friday, July 24 through Amazon, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores.
To recall, the Redmi Note 9 was unveiled at a global event in late April. The phone comes in 3GB RAM + 64GB and 4GB RAM + 128GB storage options in the international markets.
Redmi Note 9 specifications, features
The dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi Note 9 runs on Android 10 with MIUI 11 on top and features a 6.53-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,340 pixels) Dot Display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Under the hood, the phone has an octa-core MediaTek Helio G85 SoC, coupled with up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM. There is the quad rear camera setup that houses a 48-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 primary sensor, along with an f/1.79 lens. The camera setup also includes an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens, 2-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.4 lens. For selfies, you’ll get a 13-megapixel camera sensor at the front.
Xiaomi has provided up to 128GB of onboard eMMC 5.1 storage on the Redmi Note 9 that is expandable via microSD card (up to 512GB) through a dedicated slot. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on the Redmi Note 9 include an accelerometer, ambient light, infrared (IR) blaster, and a proximity sensor. Furthermore, there is a fingerprint sensor at the back of the smartphone.
The Redmi Note 9 comes with a 1216 linear speaker. It also has P2i hydrophobic nano coating. Further, the phone includes a 5,020mAh battery that supports 22.5W fast charging (a compatible charger is available in the box). The battery also supports 9W reverse charging. Besides, the phone measures 162.3×77.2×8.9mm.