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Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 9 Series, coming to UK soon

Xiaomi has today announced new Redmi handsets, and two of them will be making their way to the UK soon.

The handsets are the Redmi Note 9 and Note 9 Pro, and each of them offer an impressive specification for what is almost certainly going to be an aggressive price.


Redmi Note 9 Pro

Redmi Note 9 Pro

Up first is the top-spec model, which brings a 6.67-inch LCD, FHD+ resolution display, with 450 nits brightness and a 1500:1 contrast ratio.

There’s a small mid-mounted cut out for a 16-megapixel camera, while on the back you’ll find a 64+8+5+2MP quad-camera setup. The 64-megapixel primary camera is joined with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide (119 degree field-of-view) camera, 5-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth-sensor for portrait/bokeh shots.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset (4G) with a choice of 6GB RAM/64GB storage, or 6GB/128GB. The storage is further expandable via microSDXC memory cards.

Battery life should be strong thanks to a 5,020mAh battery and 30 watts of fast charging via wire. There’s even an IR blaster to control set top boxes, televisions, air conditioners and other appliances.


Redmi Note 9

Redmi Note 9

The ‘basic’ Redmi Note 9 drops the screen size to 6.53-inches but keeps the same FHD+ resolution and LCD display type.

For the camera, the primary camera drops to 48-megapixels, but still has the same 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera with the same field-of-view. The remaining cameras for macro and bokeh are each 2-megapixels, and the front facing camera drops to 13-megapixels, but a larger pixel size.

The selfie camera also moves from the middle to the left-hand side of the top of the display.

Powering the Note 9 is a MediaTek Helio G85 SoC, and 3GB of RAM and 64GB storage or 4GB of RAM and 128GB storage. Again, storage is expandable.

The battery is also the same 5,020mAh capacity, but charging tops out at 18 watts.


Specifications

Redmi Note 9 ProRedmi Note 9
Size/Weight165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8mm
209g
162.3 x 77.2 x 8.9mm
199g
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 720GMediaTek Helio G85
Screen6.67-inch LCD, 1080×2400 pixels6.53-inch LCD, 1080×2340 pixels
Camera (rear)64MP Primary,
8MP Ultra-wide (118 degrees),
5MP Macro,
2MP Depth Sensor
48MP Primary,
8MP Ultra-wide (118 degrees),
2MP Macro,
2MP Depth Sensor
Camera (front)16-megapixel13-megapixel
RAM6GB3GB or 4GB
Storage64GB or 128GB (expandable)64GB or 128GB (expandable)
Connectivity4G Dual SIM, Wi-Fi, NFC, BT 5.04G Dual SIM, Wi-Fi, NFC, BT 5.0
Battery5,020mAh with 30W charging5,020mAh with 18W charging
SecuritySide mounted fingerprint sensorRear mounted fingerprint sensor
OtherIR blaster, 3.5mm headphone jackIR blaster, 3.5mm headphone jack
Pricing£TBC£TBC

Pricing & Availability

Both the Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro are due to come to the UK, but pricing and specific availability will be announced later.

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