After announcing its Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro last month, Xiaomi unveiled the successors of the Redmi Note 8 in India. These are quite naturally models numbered 9, which adopt the sweet nicknames of Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max. In most of the datasheets, the two smartphones are similar. The only differences – as is often the case – are in photo capabilities, as well as RAM.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
The Max version will be the largest smartphone from the Redmi offering, boasting excellent hardware features, a large screen, a strong battery, and a good price. It is characterized by the so-called Aura Balance design. Which has rounded corners and sides, a special rounding on the back, so-called 3D. Both the front and rear are symmetrically designed, especially visible on the rear by 4x cameras. Additionally, both sides are covered with Gorilla Glass 5 protective glass.
The screen is a large 6.67-inch IPS LCD Dot Display with a 20: 9 aspect ratio and FHD + resolution. At the top, you can see the “hole” in front of the camera, much like the new Galaxy S20 series. Interestingly, the display also has a special Z-axis vibration motor. Which actually helps to more precisely touch and scroll the screen.
Particular attention was paid to cameras. At the back are four symmetrically placed – 64MP (main) + 8MP (wide, 119 degrees) + 5MP (macro, 2-10cm) + 2MP (deep). At the front is a 32MP AI camera. Otherwise, the rear main camera supports RAW photography, 21: 9 video recording, 4K resolution, and 1080p @ 120fps slow motion.
Let’s mention that it runs on an 8-nanometer Snapdragon 720G processor, with 8/6GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128/64GB (UFS 2.1). It also boasts a stronger 5020mAh battery. Which will be enough for 20.5 days, 26 hours of video watching and 11 hours of video games. The kit will also come with a fast 33W charger that will charge 50% of the battery in just 30 minutes.
Redmi Note 9 Pro
This model has as many features as Max. The housing is water-resistant thanks to its special p2i nano-coating. It also runs on the Snapdragon 720G with 6/4GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128/64GB ROM.
The battery is the same as 5020mAh with a slightly weaker charger (18W). What distinguishes it is the front camera of 16MP, as well as the main rear camera of 48MP (Samsung GM2 sensor).
Both smartphones feature a side-mounted fingerprint reader, microSD memory expansion. They also support dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac with 2 × 2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, IR blaster, USB-C and 3.5mm audio input, GLONASS and BeiDou. Both smartphones are working on the new MIUI 11 interface, which lies on Android 10 OS, and will appear in blue, white and black.
Prices and Availability
Finally, both Redmi Note 9 Pro prices start at 12,999 rupees (about $175), while Redmi Note 9 Pro Max price is starting at Rs 14,999 rupees (equal to $201), which will be officially on sale on the 17th including on Amazon and the brand’s official website. And 25 March respectively in India. In addition, these smartphones are available in the colors blue, white and black.
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