Three new models have been announced by Xiaomi in the Redmi Note 9 series. This concerns two devices which have now received support for the 5G network. We’ll talk to you about it, because the manufacturer has even more in store.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 series with 5G
We were already very enthusiastic about the smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer in our Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro review. So enthusiastic that it also earned a well-deserved place at the DroidApp Awards 2020 with this year’s best smartphone. Now the manufacturer has had an announcement in its home country where it has shown three new smartphones and a smartwatch.
Redmi Note 9 4G
First of all, there is a new model of Redmi Note 9, called Redmi Note 9 4G. This phone does not offer 5G support, but it is neatly equipped in terms of specs. We see a 6.53 inch LCD screen with Full-HD + resolution. There is a Snapdragon 662 chipset from Qualcomm, along with a triple camera (48MP + 8MP wide angle + 2MP depth) and an 8MP front camera. On board the device we see a 6000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging. According to Xiaomi, this battery should last for four years without noticeable deterioration in performance. This model is not equipped with NFC. The price comes to 130 euros for the model with 4GB / 128GB. For a tenner more you have the version with 6GB / 128GB. For a mere 170 euros you have the 8GB / 128GB. The version with 8GB / 256GB has to go over the counter for around 190 euros.
Redmi Note 9 5G
Then the Redmi Note 9 5G. This model offers a 6.53 inch Full-HD + screen with standard refresh rate. There is a triple camera (48MP + 8MP wide angle + 2MP macro lens) and 13 megapixel front camera. The ‘standard’ model offers a MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset, a 5000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging, stereo speakers, a 3.5 millimeter connection, 7 antennas and an improved vibration motor for a better gaming experience. The price is around 165 euros (6GB / 128GB) and 220 euros (8GB / 128GB).
Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G
You can get the most value for money with the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G. Here we see a smartphone with a 6.67 inch Full-HD + screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. It is a so-called adaptive display that can adjust the refresh rate itself for the best result. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is equipped with a Snapdragon 750G chipset, 4820 mAh battery with 33W fast charging.
Xiaomi has also fully committed to the camera. This model will get a quad camera with 108 megapixel main sensor with 9-in-1-pixel binning. This should improve the image quality even further. This camera is assisted by an 8MP wide angle lens, 2MP macro lens and 2MP depth lens. Unfortunately, a telephoto lens is missing. With the main camera it is possible to zoom 3x. The selfie camera of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G has 16 megapixels.
No fewer than 11 antennas must ensure that you have a very strong reception with the device. In addition, Xiaomi has equipped the device with an infrared sensor, NFC and a 3.5 millimeter connection. You can choose from the 6GB / 128GB or 8GB / 256GB model. Prices in China are around 200 and 250 euros.
Then there is the Redmi Watch. This smartwatch is equipped with a 1.4-inch screen, a heart rate sensor, a battery that has to last for a whole week and is waterproof. The watch keeps track of your activities and has support for NFC. In addition, you can adjust the watch face in various ways and there is support for the Xiao AI assistant. Incidentally, we will not see the watch in the Netherlands. The model is only marketed in China.
Xiaomi has only announced the new devices from the Redmi Note 9 series for China for the time being. There is not yet known about a release in other countries. As soon as more is known about this, we will of course keep you informed.