Redmi Note 9 With Helio G85 Processor
Xiaomi’s Redmi Note series has helped the Chinese tech giant to establish a stronghold in the Indian mid-range smartphone market and today Xiaomi has unveiled the latest addition to the series namely Redmi Note 9. As you might know, the smartphone was already launched for the global market. In comparison to the global market, Xiaomi has priced the Redmi Note 9 a bit cheaper in India.
If you have been scouting for a feature-packet mid-range smartphone for quite some time now, then the Redmi Note 9 might impress you. So here’s everything you need to know about the Redmi Note 9 before buying it.
Redmi Note 9: Specifications And Features
Over the years the design aesthetics of the Redmi Note series have matured. Despite having a complete plastic construction, Redmi Note 9 looks premium and quite modern. Xiaomi has offered a quad-camera setup on this smartphone and there’s a hole-punch that houses the front-facing camera of this smartphone.
Redmi Note 9 sports a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display. Similar to its predecessor the smartphone features an IPS LCD which is decent for consuming content. However, Xiaomi should have opted for an AMOLED panel. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
This time around, Xiaomi has ditched Qualcomm Snapdragon in favor of MediaTek Helio G85 processor. The new octa-core processor is based on a 12nm processor and it features Dual 2GHz Cortex-A75 + Hexa 2GHz 6x Cortex-A55 CPUs. This CPU is ideal for regular day to day tasks and you won’t face any performance issue for a year or two. The 1000MHz ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU is ideal for casual gaming. However, it can even withstand long gaming sessions.
Redmi Note 9 can be configured with either 4GB or 6GB LPPDDR4x RAM. As for storage, Redmi Note 9 offers either 64GB (eMMC 5.1) or 128GB (eMMC 5.1) internal storage. The storage can be further expanded to up to 512GB with microSD.
The next major highlight of Note 9 from Xiaomi is its quad-camera setup. This setup consists of a 48MP primary Samsung GM1 sensor with f/1.79 aperture, PDAF, EIS, and it has 0.8μm pixel size. Additionally, there’s an 8MP 118° ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The mid-range smartphone offers great versatility in the camera department.
This mid-range smartphone features a Fingerprint sensor, IR sensor, and it comes with P2i coating which makes the smartphone splash resistant. For those wondering, yes there’s still a 3.5mm audio jack on this device. For connectivity, the smartphone offers Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, and it has a USB Type-C port.
Pricing And Availability
The Redmi Note 9 will be available in Pebble Grey, Arctic White, and Aqua Green color variants. This smartphone will retail for a price of Rs. 11,999 for the base variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The variant with 4GB RAM and 128GB of storage costs Rs. Rs. 13,499. Lastly, the higher-end variant with 6GB RAM with 128GB storage retails for a price of Rs. 14,999.