Xiaomi announced the highly anticipated Redmi Note 9 series composed of Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G, Note 9 5G, and Note 9 4G in China. These devices are not to be confused with the Redmi Note 9 series that was launched globally earlier in the year and is arguably the most successful devices of the company. Similarly, the company also surprised us with a Redmi watch. In this article I’ll go through the specs, features, expected price of Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G with its availability in Nepal.
Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G Specifications
|Front Camera||16 MP|
|Back Camera||108 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G|
|RAM||6 / 8 GB|
|Internal Storage||128 / 256 GB|
|Price in Nepal||Rs. 33,000 *|
|Other Markets||1600 Yuan|
|Dimension||165.4 x 76.8 x 9 mm|
|Build Material||Glass front, Glass back, Aluminum frame|
|Sim Slot||Hybrid Dual SIM (dual stand by)|
|IP Rating & Resistance||Water Repellent IP53|
|Operating System||Android 10, MIUI 12|
|Colors||Gray, Blue, Red/Mint|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|Pixel Density||~395 ppi|
|Refresh Rate||up to 120 Hz|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Lens||16 MP, Wide lens|
|Optical Image Stabilization||N0|
|Video||[email protected], gyro-EIS|
|Lens||108 MP, f/1.8, Wide Lens (26 mm) 8 MP, f/2.2, Ultra wide Lens (13 mm ~ 118˚) 2 MP, f/2.4, Macro Lens 2 MP, f/2.4, Depth Sensor|
|Flash||Yes, Dual-LED dual-tone flash|
|Optical Image Stabilization||-|
|Video||[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, gyro-EIS|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G (8 nm)|
|Processor||Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 570 & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 570)|
|RAM||6 / 8 GB|
|Internal Storage||128 / 256 GB|
|Expandable Storage||Yes, MicroSD Memory, Expandable up to 512 GB, shares SIM Slot|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, Stereo Speakers|
|Audio Features||24-bit/192kHz audio|
|Wi-Fi Features||Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, Dual-band|
|Bluetooth||5.1, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, GNSS, QZSS|
|USB Type||USB Type-C reversible connector|
|Technology||GSM / 2G / 3G / LTE / 5G|
|Fast Charging||33W Fast Charging|
Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G Overview
Display and Design
Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is the highest-end model in this new series and features a 6.67” IPS LCD panel. This 120Hz panel has an FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and 240Hz touch sampling rate. It is an adaptive display that offers 6 different refresh rates ranging from 30Hz to whooping 120Hz. Sitting under the shield of Gorilla Glass 5 Is a centered punch hole display with TUV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification. Not only that, the brightness of the display can go as low as 1nit making it a lot pleasant for eyes at night.
Moving on, the Note 9 Pro 5G is quite reminiscent of Redmi K30 Pro and K30 Ultra from the rear, as it has a similar circular camera module and similar color scheme. Like the front panel the rear is also protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5. Further, it carries IP53 splash and dust resistance along with anti-splash coating.
The major highlight of this handset is its camera. It flaunts a quad camera setup where the main module is built around the 1/1.52” ISOCELL HM2 Samsung’s third generation 108MP sensor. Meanwhile, the sensor is smaller than the HM1 used in S20 Ultra (that’s 1/1.33” sensor) but offers Nona binning technology which combines the details of 9 images at once, giving off a sharp, vibrant, and well-lit 12MP image even in low-light situations. Whereas the first Xiaomi mode with 108MP camera did 4-in1 binning. Here, the effective pixel size goes up to 2.1µm combined with Dual Native Iso and a new night mode.
With hardware Remosaic technology, the handset can quickly produce 108MP ultra-clear photos, and the camera speed is 3.8 times faster than Xiaomi CC9 Pro, which greatly improves the filming rate of 100-megapixel photos. It also comes with Super night Scene 2.0 which makes night time shots awesome.
Other sensors in the quad camera array include an 8MP ultrawide shooter, a 2MP macro shooter and a 2MP depth unit. The camera system would have felt complete if it had telephoto lens instead of useless 2MP sensors. Nevertheless, the high-resolution main sensor can do lossless digital zoom up to 3x. Similarly, on the front resides a 16MP selfie camera.
Performance and Memory
Another major highlight of Note 9 Pro 5G is its processor. The handset is driven by a powerful Snapdragon 750G chipset. This 8nm LPU adopts the Kryo 570 architecture of the same generation as the Snapdragon 865. Here, two large cores have a frequency of up to 2.2GHz and six high-efficiency cores are clocked at 1.8GHz. Graphics is handled by Qualcomm’s in house Adreno 619 GPU and 5G is enabled via X52 modem.
Similarly, the X52 modem supports both mmWave and sub-6GHz frequencies, SA and NSA networks, TDD, FDD, and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), global roaming and global multi-SIM allowing wider consumer reach. Meanwhile the company has included a 360-degree antenna (no less than 11) for optimum signal reception of 5G signal, Wi-fi and Bluetooth.
In terms of memory, it comes configured with 6/8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 256GBof faster UFS 2.2 storage. Xiaomi says the storage is twice as fast as UFS 2.1 used in the previous generation.
Further, there’s a three-dimensional liquid cooling system to keep the device cool during intense gaming sessions. The second-generation ultra-thin heat pipe and multi-layer graphite at the front and rear ensure efficient two-way heat conduction on the XY axis of the handset. Xiaomi claims it can reduce the CPU core temperature by up to 5°C. Furthermore, it includes a Z-axis linear vibration motor as well, for better haptic feedback on gaming or typing sessions.
Battery and Miscellaneous
The Note 9 Pro 5G is backed by a 4,820mAh battery. It supports 33W fast charging via USB Type-C connection. According to the company, the handset can be charged from 0 to 100% in just 58 minutes.
Besides 5G connectivity, it includes NFC and IR blaster. It also includes a 3.5mm headphone jack and dual stereo speaker setup. For biometric authentication, there’s a side mounted fingerprint sensor.
Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G Price in Nepal and Availability
The Note 9 Pro 5G comes in three color options- Gray, Blue, Red/Mint and is available in China. Also, it comes in three configurations: 6/128GB costs 1600 Yuan, 8/128GB is priced at 1800 Yuan and top-tier 8/256GB is set for 2000 Yuan.
For now, Xiaomi has no plans to launch the device globally. Despite that numerous rumors suggest it could launch in the international market sooner or later. We expect the price of Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G to start around Rs 33,000 in Nepal, when it launches later.
|Redmi Smartphone||Price in China||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G -6/128GB||¥1,600||~ Rs. 33,000|
|Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G -8/128GB||¥1,800||~ Rs. 37,000|
|Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G -8/256GB||¥2,000||~ Rs. 41,000|