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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:

CategoryRedmi Note 9 ProRedmi Note 9 Pro Max
Operating systemAndroid 10
MIUI 11
Android 10
MIUI 11
Display6.67-inch 60Hz IPS LCD
2400x1080 (20:9)
Gorilla Glass 5
6.67-inch 60Hz IPS LCD
2400x1080 (20:9)
Gorilla Glass 5
ChipsetSnapdragon 720G
2 x 2.30GHz A76
6 x 1.80GHz A55
Adreno 618
8nm
Snapdragon 720G
2 x 2.30GHz A76
6 x 1.80GHz A55
Adreno 618
8nm
RAM4GB/6GB6GB/8GB
Storage64GB/128GB64GB/128GB
MicroSD slotYes (512GB dedicated)Yes (512GB dedicated)
Rear camera 148MP, f/1.79
Dual Pixel PDAF, 4K at 30fps
64MP, Dual Pixel PDAF
4K at 30fps
Rear camera 28MP wide-angle
119-degree FoV
8MP wide-angle
119-degree FoV
Rear camera 35MP macro lens
2cm to 10cm focus
5MP macro lens
2cm to 10cm focus
Rear camera 42MP portrait lens2MP portrait lens
Front camera 116MP
AI Beautify
32MP
AI Beautify
ConnectivityWi-Fi ac 2x2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0
NavIC, A-GPS, GLONASS
Wi-Fi ac 2x2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0
NavIC, A-GPS, GLONASS
LTE bandsFDD 1/3/5/8
TDD 40/41
FDD 1/3/5/8
TDD 40/41
Audio3.5mm jack
Single speaker
3.5mm jack
Single speaker
Battery5020mAh
Non-removable
5020mAh
Non-removable
ChargingUSB-C 2.0
18W
USB-C 2.0
33W
Water resistanceNoNo
SecuritySide-mounted fingerprintSide-mounted fingerprint
Dimensions166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm
209g
166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm
209g
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:

Redmi Note 9 Pro preview: The battery life champion of 2020

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.