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The Redmi Note 9S is a re-branded Note 9 Pro for another market: new leak

The Redmi Note 9 Pro. (Source: Mi.com)
The Redmi Note 9 Pro. (Source: Mi.com)
Redmi has just announced a launch date for a phone called the Note 9S in Malaysia. Now, a new entry on the Geekbench 5 website for this device returns the same specs as the Note 9 Pro. This suggests the 2 products are one and the same.
Deirdre O Donnell,

Xiaomi Malaysia's recent Facebook promotion may have potential customers in this country wondering what the Redmi Note 9S will offer on its March 23, 2020 launch. It may be a new variant of this new smartphone series - or, more likely, a re-named Pro or Pro Max. A new listing on Geekbench 5 appears to assert the former.

This set of results is indeed for a "Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S", although scrolling past its title reveals a carbon-copy of similar leaks pertaining to this line's Pro variant. To this end, it has 6GB of RAM, runs Android 10 and has a processor clocked at 1.8GHz. Its identifiers match those previously associated with the Snapdragon 720G.

This new listing even has the same code-name (curtana) as that found in Geekbench 5 results for the Note 9 Pro. Therefore, it is possible that this leak has been faked. However, there is also a good chance that Malaysia's impending new phone will turn out to be the same as the one launched in India not long ago.

The new "Redmi Note 9S" Geekbench 5 listing. (Source: Geekbench via MySmartPrice)
The new "Redmi Note 9S" Geekbench 5 listing. (Source: Geekbench via MySmartPrice)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-03-18 (Update: 2020-03-18)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.