Xiaomi's new Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is a sub-$250 phone with a 120Hz screen, 108MP camera
What you need to know
- The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is the first phone with Samsung's 108MP ISOCELL Bright HM2 sensor.
- It also features a 120Hz screen and a Snapdragon 750G chipset.
- The phone has been priced at just 1,599 yuan ($243) in China for the base 6GB/128GB version.
Xiaomi's Redmi sub-brand today unveiled (opens in new tab) three new additions to its Redmi Note 9 family of smartphones, including its first budget-friendly 5G phones.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G has a 6.67-inch FHD+ IPS screen with a centered hole-punch cutout and a 120Hz refresh rate. It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 750G chipset, paired with up to 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 256GB UFS 2.2 storage. It has a quad-camera setup on the back, featuring Samsung's 108MP ISOCELL Bright HM2 primary sensor. The setup also includes a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro shooter, and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, the phone has a 16MP camera on the front. Keeping the lights on is a 4,820mAh battery with 33W fast charging.
Redmi's vanilla Note 9 5G features a 6.53-inch FHD+ display with a hole-punch cutout on the top-left corner and a 60Hz refresh rate. It runs on MediaTek's Dimensity 800U chipset, paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. The phone has a triple-camera setup on the back with a 48MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. Some of the other key highlights include a 5000mAh battery, a 13MP selfie camera, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The Redmi Note 9 4G is the most affordable of the three phones Redmi launched today. It has a 6.53-inch FHD+ display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 662 chipset, a waterdrop screen, triple rear cameras, and a 6000mAh battery. All three new Redmi Note 9 series phones run Android 10-based MIUI 12 out of the box.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G starts at just 1,499 yuan ($243) in China for the 6GB/128GB version and goes up to 1,999 yuan ($304) for the 8GB/256GB version. Redmi's Note 9 5G starts at 1,299 yuan ($198) for the 6GB/128GB version, while the Redmi Note 9 4G starts at just 999 yuan ($152). There is no word yet on when these devices will be making their way outside China.
Redmi Note 9 Pro
Xiaomi's Redmi Note 9 Pro is an excellent choice if you're looking for a feature-packed yet affordable Android smartphone. The Redmi Note 9 Pro has a large 6.67-innch display, quad rear cameras with a 64MP main sensor, and a 5020mAh battery with 33W fast charging.
- £225 at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)
- ₹16,999 at Amazon India (opens in new tab)
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