Redmi Note 9 Pro out of stock in 90 seconds, Xiaomi announces next sale date
Amritanshu Mukherjee March 17, 2020
It happens every year and this time, it was no surprise the Redmi Note 9 Pro sold out within seconds after it went on sale for the first time in India. Xiaomi launched the Note 9 Pro last week along with the Note 9 Pro Max and it hosted its first online sale today. Like the previous versions of the Redmi Note models, the Note 9 Pro got sold out within 90 seconds as claimed by Xiaomi's VP Manu Kumar Jain.
Before you start having doubts, here are a few things to note. As always, Xiaomi did not reveal the number of units it had made available for sale in the first online sale. Secondly, the sold-out time of 90 seconds only stands true for the sale on hosted on Amazon. Xiaomi hasn't shared any details for the sale that took place on Mi.com or other offline stores. That said, the Redmi Note 9 Pro is also out of stock on the other channels and that means buyers will have to wait for the next online sale.
Xiaomi has already revealed the next sale date, which is bound to happen on March 24. The phone will be made available on Amazon, Mi.com, Mi Home and other retail stores. Xiaomi will also host the first sale of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max on March 25 but we are yet to have our hands-on this one.
The Redmi Note 9 series changes Xiaomi's lineup for the Redmi sub-brand, with the Pro model taking place of the regular Redmi Note model. This year, there's a Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max at launch, with the Max being the beefed-up variant. The Redmi Note 9 Pro starts at Rs 12,999 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage but you can bump them up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage for a price of Rs 15,999.
The Note 9 Pro uses the brand new Snapdragon 720G chipset that is said to offer superior gaming performance over the older models. Along with that, the phone also gains a bigger 5020mAh battery that comes with support for 18W fast charging. The Note 9 Pro also gets a bigger 6.67-inch LCD display with a punch-hole cutout for the 16-megapixel selfie camera. You get a quad-camera setup at the back, comprising of a 48-megapixel Samsung GW2 sensor as the main unit accompanied by an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera and 2-megapixel depth camera. The phone uses Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both the front and back.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is quite similar to the Pro variant but it gets an upgraded 64-megapixel camera for the main unit, a 32-megapixel camera for selfies and a 33W fast charging adapter in the box.