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Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro launched globally: MediaTek Helio G85 for the base model starting at US$200

The Redmi Note 9. (Source: Xiaomi)
The Redmi Note 9. (Source: Xiaomi)
Over a month after launching the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max in India, Xiaomi has now brought the series to the global market. The Max model has now been rebranded as the global Redmi Note 9 Pro and is joined by a regular Redmi Note 9 featuring a MediaTek Helio G85.
Ricci Rox, 🇷🇺

Last month, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max in India. Fans of the series may have wondered where the Redmi Note 9 was, and they'll be pleased to see that the company has now launched that phone. Today, Redmi finally unveiled the Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro in Europe.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is a known quantity, and is the same device as the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max that was launched in India. That means a 6.67-inch FHD+ 60 Hz display, a Snapdragon 720G, up to 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of UFS 2.1 storage, a 64 MP main sensor, 8 MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, 5 MP macro lens, 2 MP depth sensor, 16 MP selfie camera, 5020 mAh battery, and 30 W fast-charge. Nothing new here.

The regular Redmi Note 9 is entirely new, though. Its display is smaller than its sibling's, dialing in at 6.53". It's also a FHD+ LCD 60 Hz panel. The biggest difference, however, is the Helio G85 it's powered by instead of the Snapdragon 720G on the other phones. RAM tops out at 4 GB, and storage at 128 GB. 

The Redmi Note 9's cameras are similar to the Pro's. A 48 MP main snapper supported by an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle, a 2 MP depth sensor, and a 2 MP macro shooter. Battery capacity is the same as the others: 5020 mAh, with 18 W as is now standard on Redmi's budget offerings. An IR blaster and 3.5mm headphone jack are also present.

Pricing is as follows:

  • Redmi Note 9 (3/64 GB): US$199/€183
  • Redmi Note 9 (4/128 GB): US$249/€230
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro (6/64 GB): US$269/€257
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro (6/128 GB): US$299/€275

Availability is penned down for mid-May.

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Ricci Rox, 2020-04-30 (Update: 2020-05- 1)
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I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.