Xiaomi launched its latest MediaTek Helio G85 SoC powered smartphone in India. The Redmi Note 9 was first unveiled in an event in Europe back in April this year. It is the third smartphone in the Redmi Note 9 series — after the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. The Redmi Note 9 boasts a similar design as its elder siblings.
Redmi Note 9 Specifications and Features
The Remi Note 9 features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 2340 x 1080 resolution. The panel boasts 450 nits of peak brightness and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. The Smartphone comes with a punch-hole display that houses the front-facing camera.
The Redmi Note 9 is the first smartphone to be powered by a MediaTek Helio G85 SoC in India. The Helio G85 is a budget gaming-centric chipset which comes with two Cortex-A75 cores running at 2.0GHz and six Cortex-A55 units at 1.8GHz. The Redmi Note 9 comes with up to 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of onboard eMMC 5.1 storage which can further be expanded via a dedicated microSD card slot.
At the rear, the Redmi Note 9 has a Quad-camera setup that houses a 48-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 primary sensor with an f/1.79 lens, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.4 lens.
For selfies, the Redmi Note 9’s punch-hole houses a 13-megapixel sensor with an f/2.25 lens. Though we expected the Redmi Note 9 to come with MIUI 12 out-of-the-box, the smartphone still comes with Android 10-based MIUI 11.
The Redmi Note 9 packs a 5,020mAh battery which supports 22.5W fast charging. The company has provided a 22.5W fast charger in the box. The Redmi Note 9 also supports 9W reverse charging. Unlike the elder siblings, the Redmi Note 9 comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The smartphone comes with P2i hydrophobic nano-coating.
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.
Price and Availability
The base variant of the Redmi Note 9 comes with a price tag of ₹11,999 which has 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of Onboard Storage. The 4GB RAM and 128GB storage variant is priced at ₹13,499 and the higher-end variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB of onboard storage is priced at ₹14,999.
The Redmi Note 9 is available in 3 color variants in India – Aqua Green, Arctic White, and Pebble Grey. The smartphone will be available in India starting from 24th July exclusively on Amazon.in and Mi.com