Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max launched - Specifications, differences, pricing
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Earlier today, Xiaomi's budget sub-brand, Redmi, finally unveiled its newest devices, the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max for the Indian market. As egregious as the naming scheme is—obviously copying Apple's current flagships—the phones look to take on the mantle of Xiaomi's mid-range devices of choice.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max both feature 6.67-inch FHD+ IPS displays in a 20:9 aspect ratio. The displays are, sadly, mundane 60 Hz panels. Both phones are powered by the recently released Snapdragon 720G.
While the Redmi Note 9 Pro maxes out at 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, the Max variant adds an extra 2 GB of RAM to its top configuration, making for 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Both phones opt for UFS 2.1 storage, too, which is a welcome feature in this segment of the market.
Camera hardware is another aspect where the phones differ. While the Redmi Note 9 Pro feature a 48 MP main shooter, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max sports a 64 MP main sensor. Both phones feature quad-rear camera setups, with those main sensors assisted by an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 5 MP macro lens, and a 2 MP depth sensor.
The selfie cameras are also different, with the Redmi Note 9 Pro sporting a 16 MP sensor, and the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max opting for a 32 MP shooter.
Both phones are powered by 5020 mAh battery, but while the Redmi Note 9 Pro only has support for 18 W fast-charge, the Redmi Note 9 Pro bumps things up with 33 W fast-charging.
Pricing and Availability
- Redmi Note 9 Pro 4/64 GB - Rs. 12,999 (US$175)
- Redmi Note 9 Pro 6/128 GB - Rs. 15,999 (US$215)
- Redmi Note 9 Pro Max 6/64 GB - Rs. 14,999 (US$190)
- Redmi Note 9 Pro Max 6/128 GB - Rs. 16,999 (US$230)
- Redmi Note 9 Pro Max 8/128 GB - Rs.18,999 (US$255)
The Redmi Note 9 Pro will go on sale on March 17; the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max goes on sale on March 25.