Redmi Note 9 Pro in hand with camera

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max in India last month, offering capable budget phones for the price. Now, the firm has launched the Redmi Note 9 series in Europe, along with the Mi Note 10 Lite.

Unfortunately, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max hasn’t made its way outside India, but European consumers do get the Redmi Note 9 Pro and the new Redmi Note 9.

In case you missed it, the Redmi Note 9 Pro offers a Snapdragon 720G chipset, 4GB to 6GB of RAM, 64GB to 128GB of expandable storage, and a 5,020mAh battery with 30W charging. You’re also getting a 6.67-inch FHD+ LCD screen, a quad camera setup (48MP+8MP ultra-wide+5MP macro+2MP depth), a 16MP camera in a punch-hole cutout, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

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The Redmi Note 9 is an all-new device though, featuring a MediaTek Helio G85 SoC, 3GB to 4GB of RAM, 64GB to 128GB of storage, and a 5,020mAh battery with 18W charging. Other notable details include a 6.53-inch FHD+ LCD screen, a quad rear camera setup (48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP), a 13MP camera in a punch-hole cutout, and a rear fingerprint scanner.

These devices also share a number of features, including NFC (depending on the market), an IR blaster, 3.5mm port, and dual-SIM connectivity.

Mi Note 10 Lite breaks cover

The Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Lite.

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The Redmi Note 9 series wasn’t the only family to launch globally today, as the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite was also revealed for the first time. Xiaomi’s new phone is essentially the same device as the Mi Note 10, albeit with several major camera changes.

The Mi Note 10 Lite ditches the vanilla model’s 108MP main camera and two telephoto shooters. Instead, you get a 64MP main camera (IMX686), 5MP depth sensor, and 2MP macro camera. You’ve still got an ultra-wide camera on the Lite device though, but it’s pegged at 8MP rather than 20MP seen on the more expensive phone. Otherwise, the Mi Note 10 Lite has the same Snapdragon 730G processor, 5,260mAh battery, and screen as the standard Mi Note 10.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro has a recommended price of $269 for the 6GB/64GB model, and $299 for the 6GB/128GB variant. The Redmi Note 9 has a recommended price of $199 for the 3GB/64GB option, and $249 for the 4GB/128GB model.

Sticking with pricing, the Mi Note 10 Lite will retail for €349 (~$379) for the 6GB/64GB variant, all the way up to €399 (~$433) for the 6GB/128GB option. All of these devices will be available from mid-May, although specific markets weren’t disclosed.

We’re glad to see the Redmi Note 9 series see a wider launch, coming over a month after they first launched. You can check out more Xiaomi-related articles via the list below:

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