July 15, 2020

Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 9 series globally (Update: Note 9 India launch date)

Update: The vanilla Redmi Note 9 is coming to India next week.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9.

Update, July 12, 2020 (2:53 AM ET): Today, Xiaomi confirmed that it’ll launch a new Redmi Note series phone in India on July 20 at 12PM IST (2:30AM ET).

The phone is most likely the Redmi Note 9 as Xiaomi has already launched the Pro and Pro Max variants of the device in India. The company previously confirmed that the phone will land on Amazon India when it launches.


Original article: April 20, 2020 (03:41 AM ET): Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max in India last month, offering capable budget phones for the price. Now, the firm has launched the Note 9 series in Europe.

Unfortunately, the Note 9 Pro Max hasn’t made its way outside India, but European consumers do get the Note 9 Pro and the vanilla Note 9.

Redmi Note 9 series: The info you need

The Redmi Note 9 Pro offers a Snapdragon 720G chipset, 4GB to 6GB of RAM, 64GB to 128GB of expandable storage, and a 5,020mAh battery with 30W charging. You’re also getting a 6.67-inch FHD+ LCD screen, a quad camera setup (48MP+8MP ultra-wide+5MP macro+2MP depth), a 16MP camera in a punch-hole cutout, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Read: The best budget phones you can currently buy

The vanilla Note 9 is an all-new device though, featuring a MediaTek Helio G85 SoC, 3GB to 4GB of RAM, 64GB to 128GB of storage, and a 5,020mAh battery with 18W charging. Other notable details include a 6.53-inch FHD+ LCD screen, a quad rear camera setup (48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP), a 13MP camera in a punch-hole cutout, and a rear fingerprint scanner.

These devices also share a number of features, including NFC (depending on the market), an IR blaster, 3.5mm port, and dual-SIM connectivity.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro has a recommended price of $269 for the 6GB/64GB model and $299 for the 6GB/128GB variant. The regular Note 9 has a recommended price of $199 for the 3GB/64GB option and $249 for the 4GB/128GB model.

In the UK, we have some more specific pricing. The Note 9 starts at £179 (~$225) for the 3GB/64GB model and £199 (~$250) for the 4GB/128GB option. Meanwhile, the Redmi Note 9 Pro will set you back £249 (~$313) for the 6GB/64GB option and £269 (~$338) for the 6GB/128GB variant. As stated earlier, the Note 9 Pro Max is still only in India.

We’re glad to see the Redmi Note 9 series see a wider launch, coming over a month after they first launched. You can check out more Xiaomi-related articles via the list below: