Redmi Note 9 Pro series specs: 5020mAh battery, 64MP quad cameras, NavIC

Redmi Note 9 Pro
Redmi Note 9 Pro (Image credit: Apoorva Bhardwaj / Android Central)

The Redmi Note 9 Pro series is here, and Xiaomi is going back to the basics. The phones feature a massive 5020mAh battery and interesting camera and hardware upgrades. The battery is obviously the main talking point here, and it's clear that Xiaomi is positioning the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max as devices that can easily last two days on a full charge.

The phones also come with NavIC, giving it the ability to connect to India's navigational satellites. The camera is now a 48MP Samsung GM2 module and a 64Mp shooter on the Pro Max, and there's a 5MP macro lens as well this time around. Mainstays like the 3.5mm jack are back, and you also get 18W fast charging/33W on the Redmi Note 9 Pro. Here's a look at the hardware on offer:

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CategoryRedmi Note 9 ProRedmi Note 9 Pro Max
Operating systemAndroid 10MIUI 11Android 10MIUI 11
Display6.67-inch 60Hz IPS LCD2400x1080 (20:9)Gorilla Glass 56.67-inch 60Hz IPS LCD2400x1080 (20:9)Gorilla Glass 5
ChipsetSnapdragon 720G2 x 2.30GHz A766 x 1.80GHz A55Adreno 6188nmSnapdragon 720G2 x 2.30GHz A766 x 1.80GHz A55Adreno 6188nm
MicroSD slotYes (512GB dedicated)Yes (512GB dedicated)
Rear camera 148MP, f/1.79Dual Pixel PDAF, 4K at 30fps64MP, Dual Pixel PDAF4K at 30fps
Rear camera 28MP wide-angle119-degree FoV8MP wide-angle119-degree FoV
Rear camera 35MP macro lens2cm to 10cm focus5MP macro lens2cm to 10cm focus
Rear camera 42MP portrait lens2MP portrait lens
Front camera 116MPAI Beautify32MPAI Beautify
ConnectivityWi-Fi ac 2x2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0NavIC, A-GPS, GLONASSWi-Fi ac 2x2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0NavIC, A-GPS, GLONASS
LTE bandsFDD 1/3/5/8TDD 40/41FDD 1/3/5/8TDD 40/41
Audio3.5mm jackSingle speaker3.5mm jackSingle speaker
ChargingUSB-C 2.018WUSB-C 2.033W
Water resistanceNoNo
SecuritySide-mounted fingerprintSide-mounted fingerprint
Dimensions166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm209g166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm209g
ColorsAurora Blue, Glacier White, and Interstellar BlackAurora Blue, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black

The Redmi Note 9 Pro and Pro Max will go on sale later this month, and the devices will be limited to India for now. Interested in learning more? Hit up our detailed preview for more on Redmi's latest:

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Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.