- Xiaomi has postponed the sale date of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max.
- The Max starts at Rs 14,999 in India with some special features.
- With the Note 9 Pro Max, Xiaomi is offering better cameras and faster charging speeds.
Xiaomi has diversified its Redmi Note series this year into a third new model under the Max' moniker. Called the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, the new model is Xiaomi's idea of an enhanced variant of the Pro model, which itself is catering to lower price bands this year. The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max offers an improved camera performance along with faster battery charging over the regular Pro model. The best part is that for these enhancements, Xiaomi is only asking a starting price of Rs 14,999. The sad part, however, is that the Max will take some time to go its first sale.
No, there's no issue on Xiaomi's part or the product's design. Instead, you can blame it on the COVID19 pandemic that has plagued the world badly. Xiaomi's VP Manu Kumar Jain reached out via his social media account to announce that Xiaomi will be postponing the first sale of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max as the entire country is going in a state of lockdown. The lockdown conditions will make it harder for Xiaomi to dispatch the unit timely across the country and hence, the sale has been put on hold.
While the sale has been postponed, Xiaomi hasn't announced the new date for the sale yet. On the other hand, Xiaomi did confirm that the sale of the Redmi Note 9 Pro will go as planned and it took place at the scheduled time today. Xiaomi is also yet to take a decision on whether it will go ahead with the launch of the Mi 10 flagship that's scheduled for March 31.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is sort of Xiaomi's answer to the Realme 6 Pro that was launched almost a month ago. The delay in sale could put Xiaomi at a disadvantage and once the new GST prices become applicable, you can expect the prices to go up on the Max, thereby making it more expensive than usual.
Irrespective of the price and sale date, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max seems like a great phone. The regular Redmi Note 9 Pro has impressed us highly and the Max is expected to be no different. It uses the same Snapdragon 720G chipset, has the same 6.67-inch IPS LCD display with a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera and even the same 5020mAh battery. Even the design and colours are the same. The only difference between these two models are regarding the cameras and battery charging speeds.
The Max has a better 64-megapixel main camera at the back and a 32-megapixel selfie camera on the front. Instead of the 18W charging system, the Max relies on a 33W fast charging system.