Xiaomi recently announced the 5G variant of Redmi Note 9 5G. Including Note 9 Pro 5G and Note 9 4G were announced in China. Also, they announced the Redmi watch. So, here we will go through the specs, features, expected price of Redmi Note 9 5G with its availability in Nepal.
Redmi Note 9 5G Specifications
|Front Camera||13 MP|
|Back Camera||48 + 8 + 2 MP|
|Chipset||MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G|
|RAM||6 / 8 GB|
|Internal Storage||128 / 256 GB|
|Price in Nepal||Rs. 28,000 *|
|Other Markets||1300 Yuan|
|Dimension||162 x 77.3 x 9.2 mm|
|Build Material||Glass front, Aluminum frame|
|Sim Slot||Dual SIM|
|IP Rating & Resistance||Water Repellent IP53|
|Operating System||Android 10, MIUI 12|
|Colors||Black, Blue/Green, Violet|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Pixel Density||~395 ppi|
|Refresh Rate||60 Hz|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Lens||13 MP, Standard 29 mm lens|
|Optical Image Stabilization||N0|
|Lens||48 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|
|Flash||Yes, LED flash|
|Optical Image Stabilization||-|
|Video||[email protected], [email protected]/60fps|
|Chipset||MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G (7 nm)|
|Processor||Octa-core (2x2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|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, QZSS|
|USB Type||USB Type-C reversible connector|
|Technology||GSM / 2G / 3G / LTE / 5G|
|Fast Charging||18W Fast Charging|
Redmi Note 9 5G Overview
Display and Design
The Note 9 5G features a 6.53” IPS LCD panel same as the original Redmi Note 9. It has an FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. On top the screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Furthermore, it has a punch hole display with TUV Rheinland Low Blu-Ray 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 5G is quite resembles of the Redmi K30 Pro and K30 Ultra from the rear. Also, the Note 9 Pro 5G has a similar circular camera module. Further, it come with hidden raincoat i.e. anti-splash coating. To not miss the fingerprint scanner, it is placed in side of the phone. So, power button and the finger print scanner is same.
The rear has a triple camera setup where the main module is built around the 1/2” 48 MP sensor. It comes with f/1.79 aperture and 4 in 1 pixel fusion technology. The second lens is supper wide-angle lens of 8 MP. It comes with f/2.2 aperture and FOV of 118˚.
Final one is the 2 MP macro shooter with f/2.4 aperture. If compared with original Note 9 then the depth sensor is missing. Similarly, on the front punch hole, it holds a 13 MP selfie camera. It comes with aperture f/2.3 and is a standard lens.
Performance and Memory
A major change is the chipset of Note 9 5G. The handset is driven by a powerful Dimensity 800U 5G chipset by MediaTek. Note 9 Pro 5G has the Snapdragon chip and the original Note 9 has Helio G85. This is a 7 nm chip which is lot better than the Helio G85.
The octa core CPU has two large cores having a frequency of up to 2.4 GHz and six high-efficiency cores clocked at 2.0 GHz. Two large cores are Cortex-A76 and the 6 high-efficiency cores are the Cortex-A55. Graphics is handled by Mali- G57 MC3.
In terms of memory, it comes with 6 and 8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 256 GB of faster UFS 2.2 storage. Xiaomi says the storage is twice as fast as UFS 2.1 used in the previous generation.
Battery and Miscellaneous
This 5G model is backed by a 5,000 mAh battery. It supports 18W of fast charging via double-sided USB Type-C connection.
Besides 5G connectivity, it includes 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.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G Price in Nepal and Availability
The Note 9 5G comes in three color options- Gray, Green, Violet and is available in China. Also, it comes in three configurations: 6/128GB costs 1299 Yuan, 8/128GB is priced at 1499 Yuan and top-tier 8/256GB is set for 1699 Yuan.
For now, Xiaomi has no plans to launch these devices globally. Despite that numerous rumors suggest it could launch in the international market sooner or later. We expect the price of Redmi Note 9 5G in Nepal to start around Rs 28,000 in Nepal, when it launches later.
|Smartphone Model||Price in China||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Redmi Note 9 5G||¥ 1,299 (6/128 GB)|
Yuan 1,499 (8/128GB)
¥ 1,699 (8/256GB)
|~ Rs. 28,000 (6/128 Gb)|
~ Rs. 32,000 (8/128GB)
~ Rs. 36,000 (8/256GB)