The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro device is the latest smartphone from Xiaomi’s popular Note series.
The smartphone is the successor of the last year’s Redmi Note 8 Pro. It comes with a square camera setup which houses four lens and it comes in two configurations.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro was launched on the 12th March 2020. Already available in China, India, Malaysia, Singapore and it is expanding to other countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines , South Africa and other countries.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro key Features.
- Display: IPS LCD, 6.67inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels (395 ppi).
- Platform: Android 10; MIUI 11. Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset, Octa-core 2.3GHz CPU & an Adreno 618 GPU.
- Storage: 4GB/64GB ROM or 6GB/128GB ROM. Expandable
- Camera: 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Quad rear cameras.
- Selfie camera: 16MP f/2.0 aperture.
- Sensors: Fingerprint (Side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5,020 mAh battery, Fast battery charging 18W.
- Colors: Aurora Blue, Glacier White & Interstellar Black.
- Price: $177 USD
Design And Display Of Xiaomi Note 9 Pro.
Looking at the design of the Redmi Note 9 Pro, we found out it comes with a beautiful curved design which will feel very comfortable in the hand of many.
It comes protected with a triple Gorilla Glass 5. There is a Gorilla Glass 5 on the back, on the front and on the camera lens. The device also has P2i coating which helps to resist water splash.
Also, The frame of the device is plastic and it weighs 209 grams which is pretty hefty and has a dimension of 165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm. It uses a dual nano sims slot and comes in three colours which are Aurora Blue, Glacier White & Interstellar Black.
Coming over to it’s display, there is a punch hole cut-out at the center of the display which houses the selfie camera. The display is an IPS LCD screen which measures 6.67-inches in diagonal and has a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 by 2400 pixels.
Another fascinating thing about the device is the brightness of the display can go as high as 450 nits and it has a 395 PPI density. It has an average size chin and bezels which made it have a screen to body ratio of 84.5% and 20:9 aspect ratio.
Hardware And Software.
To my supprise, The Redmi Note 9 Pro is no longer powered by a MediaTek chipset like it’s older brother, the Note 8 Pro. Instead, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset which uses an Octa core processor clocked at 2.3GHz.
Also, It is running on the latest Android 10 with Xiaomi’s custom MIUI 11 OS on top for gaming or graphics, it uses an Adreno 618 GPU. The device uses a UFS 2.1 storage and the storage variants includes a 4-giga byte of RAM and 64-giga byte of ROM, or a 6-giga byte of RAM and 128-giga byte ROM.
For the photographer lovers, Without a doubt, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro features very substantial camera hardware for a mid-range smartphone. the smartphone comes with a quad rear cameras which includes a 48MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP ultra wide with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP macro lens with f/2.4 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.
On the front, it has a 16MP camera for selfies and video calls. The rear camera comes with a led flash and it can record videos in 4K at 30fps and 1080p at 30fps, it supports electronic image stabilization. The selfie camera can as well record video in 1080p at 30fps.
Battery And Connectivity.
What is keeping the light on is a 5,020mAh battery capacity which supports 18W fast charging with USB C- cable (type-C port).
Security wise, it comes with a side mounted fingerprint scanner.
Connectivity options includes Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Infrared and FM Radio.
Internet connectivity on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro is capped at 4G LTE, this means you don’t have the luxury of 5G internet speed. Download and uploads are limited to 4G speed.
Price Of Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro.
The price of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro is around $177 USD which is around 64,970 Naira, 18,420 Kenyan shillings, and 989 Ghana Cedi.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro was announced on March 12, 2020, and is currently available for purchase.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro – Full Specifications.
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A|
|Announced||2020, March 12|
|Dimensions||165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm (6.53 x 3.02 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||209 g (7.37 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~84.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
450 nits typ. brightness (advertised)
|OS||Android 10.0; MIUI 11|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)|
|Card slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|RAM/ROM||64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM|
|Quad||48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.25″, 0.8µm, PDAF|
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro), 1/5.0″, 1.75µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS|
|Single||16 MP, (wide), 1.0µm|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, NavIC|
|Radio||FM radio, recording|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Size||Non-removable Li-Po 5020 mAh battery|
|Charging||Fast charging 18W|
|Colors||Aurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar Black|
|Price||About 160 EUR, $177 USD|