~Redmi Note 9 has been launched in India at a price of Rs 14,999
~The Redmi Note 9 also gets a MediaTek Helio G85 chip
~The phone brings a big 5020mAh battery with support for 22.5W fast charging
Redmi has launched its latest smartphone, the Note 9 in India. The phone was finally launched in the country after days of leaks and teasers. The launch comes after the company had previously confirmed through a teaser that it will launch a new Redmi Note 9 model on July 20. The company had revealed this information by sharing a teaser on its Twitter profile, which showed a championship belt with number 9 and the words Redmi and Note on it.
The Redmi Note 9 has come to India as a slightly toned-down version of the Redmi Note 9 Pro which was launched in India a few months ago. The phone brings a lot of similarities with the global variant launched a while ago, however, there are a few key differences.
Redmi Note 9: Price and availability
The Redmi Note 9 was launched at a virtual event, where the phone maker announced that the device is coming to India at an aggressive price. In India, the phone starts retail at Rs 11,999 for the entry-level 4GB + 64GB storage variant.There is also a 6GB variant that Redmi has launched in India. This one is priced at Rs 14,999 and bring of 128GB of storage.
All three variants will be available in Pebble Grey, Arctic White, and Aqua Green colours. The phone will go on sale starting from July 24 and will be available across offline as well as online channels. For the latter, the phone will go on sale via Mi.com and Amazon.com.
Redmi Note 9: Specifications and features
The Redmi Note 9 brings a 6.53-inch IPS panel with FHD+ resolution and a punch-hole housing a 13-megapixel camera that’s protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 5. Under the hood, the Redmi Note 9 uses a MediaTek Helio G85 chip, which uses a processor with two performance cores and six efficiency cores. The phone is available with up to 6GB of RAM with either 64GB or 128GB storage options that can be expanded using a MicroSD card.
At the back, there’s a quad-camera system with the same squarish design as found on the Pro models, but with the black patch extended further down to conceal a capacitive fingerprint sensor. The quad cameras contain a 48-megapixel main camera using a Samsung GM1 sensor that’s assisted by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. You also get a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth camera. For selfies, there’s a 13-megapixel camera using an unknown sensor.
Keeping the lights on is a 5020mAh battery that supports 22.5W fast charging. It also gets a 22.5W fast charger in the box for topping the battery quickly. The Redmi Note 9 also gets a USB-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC for select markets, and an IR blaster.