Redmi Note 9 Pro to go on sale today: Price in India, features and specifications
Sushant Talwar May 5, 2020
Redmi India had launched its latest Note 9 range of smartphones in the country in March. The series features two phones, the Redmi Note 9 Pro and the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. Of the two, it is the former that's more modest in terms of specs, but still the device likely to garner more attention from buyers.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro is the direct successor to last year's Redmi Note 8 which emerged as one of the best selling smartphones from the company in 2019. This budget segment warrior is set to go on sale today for the first time after the nation-wide lockdown came into effect on March 24. The information about the phone resuming sales was shared by the company's India head, Manu Kumar Jain, who informed the phone will be available for purchase once again via Xiaomi India's official website and Amazon starting 12pm today.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro will be available in three colours -- Interstellar Black, Glacier White and Aurora Blue -- and will be available in two variants, 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB. The price of the Note 9 Pro starts at Rs 13,999, while the higher end variant is up for sale at Rs 16,999.
Redmi Note 9 Pro: Specifications and features
In terms of specs, the Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with the company's Aura Balance design philosophy. It brings with itself a 6.67-inch display which can churn up to Full HD+ resolutions (2400x1080). The panel used here is IPS in technology and boasts of 20:9 aspect ratio and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G ticking at the core. The chipset gets 8 Kyro 465 cores for handling both performance heavy and general tasks. This 8nm fabricated chipset also houses an Adreno 618 GPU for improved performance in games. The chipset has been paired to up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage on the Redmi Note 9 Pro.
For cameras, the Redmi Note 9 Pro gets a 48-megapixel lens-based quad camera. The primary lens is a Samsung ISOCELL GM2 with support for technologies such as PDAF and Super Stablisation. Sat next to it is an 8-Megapixel ultra-wide lens with a 120-degree field of view. The camera set-up also brings a 5-megapixel lens for clicking macros and another 2-megapixel one for depth sensing. For selfies, there's a 16-megapixel AI camera.
Keeping the lights on the device is a 5020mAh battery, however, unlike the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, the Note 9 Pro only gets support for 18W fast charging.