The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9.

Update, July 20, 2020 (4:16AM ET): Xiaomi confirmed earlier this month that it would launch the Redmi Note 9 in India, and it’s now done so today. The Redmi Note 9 will go on sale from July 24 at a starting price of Rs 11,999 (~$160). Check out the article over here for the full rundown.


Original article: April 20, 2020 (03:41 AM ET): Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max in India last month, offering capable budget phones for the price. Now, the firm has launched the Note 9 series in Europe.

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

Redmi Note 9 series: The info you need

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 vanilla 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.

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

In the UK, we have some more specific pricing. The Note 9 starts at £179 (~$225) for the 3GB/64GB model and £199 (~$250) for the 4GB/128GB option. Meanwhile, the Redmi Note 9 Pro will set you back £249 (~$313) for the 6GB/64GB option and £269 (~$338) for the 6GB/128GB variant. As stated earlier, the Note 9 Pro Max is still only in India.

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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