Months after Xiaomi launched its Redmi Note 9 series overseas, the budget-friendly smartphone is now available to Chinese users. The lineup offers three options with different setups, the Note 9 4G, Note 9 5G and Note 9 pro 5G.
The basic 4GB+128GB Redme Note 9 4G is priced at only 999 yuan, the Note 9 5G is 1,299 yuan, and the Note 9 Pro 5G is 1,599 yuan.
The highest-end model, the Note 9 Pro 5G, features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor and 4820mAh battery, supporting 33W fast charging. The phone features a 64MP AI quad camera, including an 108MP ultra-high resolution primary camera, 8MP ultra wide-angle camera, 2MP macro camera and 2MP depth sensor. On the front is a 16MP selfie camera. The Note 9 Pro 5G comes in three colors, black, blue, and a gradient blue color.
The non-Pro variant of the Redmi Note 9 runs on the MTK Dimensity 800U, with a larger 5,000 mAh battery and a 6.53-inch LCD display with 60Hz refresh rate. The triple camera system has a 48MP main sensor, 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP depth sensor.
The base model Redmi Note 9 4G is slightly different from the same model released in India in March. Unlike the 5G and the pro 5G, the name explains itself, it doesn’t support 5G. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 662 SoC, but with the stronger 6,000 mAh battery and stereo speakers. The Redmi Note 9 4G starts at 999 yuan ($151) for the 4GB+128GB model, 1,099 yuan for the 6GB + 128GB model, and 1,299 yuan for the 8GB + 128GB, and 1,499 yuan for the 8GB + 256GB. It is available in Smoky Blue, Misty Teal, Feather Black and Sunrise Orange color options.
Xiaomi recently released its third quarter financial report, showing strong growth momentum. Redmi, notably, accounted for three of the world’s top 10 best-selling smartphones in the third quarter of 2020.