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Redmi Note 9S launched: Snapdragon 720G, big 5020mAh battery and more

The Redmi Note 9S has been launched in Malaysia as a rebranded Redmi Note 9 Pro. Most specifications and colours variants remain unchanged.

twitter-logoAmritanshu Mukherjee | March 24, 2020 | Updated 16:55 IST

Highlights

  • The Redmi Note 9S has been launched in Malaysia.
  • Xiaomi has launched the Note 9S as a rebranded Redmi Note 9 Pro.
  • The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max hasnít been launched in global markets yet.

Amidst all the launch news emerging from Xiaomi last week, there has been a Redmi Note 9S that was teased in Malaysia. Xiaomi had launched the Redmi Note 9 series in India a couple of day before and news of a new model in the same lineup was slightly baffling. Despite that, Xiaomi went ahead with the launch of the Redmi Note 9S in Malaysia and if you just got yourself a new Redmi Note 9 Pro in India, you need not worry. This is the same phone.

Yes, Xiaomi has just announced the new Redmi Note 9S in Malaysia and a glance at the specifications sheet suggests that this phone is essentially the Redmi Note 9 Pro with a new nametag. The Redmi Note 9S shares the same set of the specifications and features as the Pro model in India and it even comes in the same colour variants. The Redmi Note 9S 4GB+64GB version comes in at RM 799 in Malaysia while the 6GB + 128GB version will retail for RM 899.

If you want to gloss over the specifications, then here they are. Similar to the Pro model, the Redmi Note 9S features a 6.67-inch IPS LCD display with a Full HD+ resolution. The phone is relying on a Snapdragon 720G chipset and you can get it in either a combination of 4GB RAM and 64GB storage or another combo of 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The Redmi Note 9S relies on a 5020mAh battery that comes with support for 18W fast charging.

As for the cameras, the Note 9 Pro gets a 48-megapixel Samsung GM2 sensor as the main camera that's assisted with a 8-megapixel wide-angle camera along with a 5-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth camera. The front camera uses a 16-megapixel sensor for taking selfies.

Unlike the Indian lineup though, Xiaomi hasn't globally launched the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max in any of the countries. The Max is similar to the Pro in many ways but there are a couple of improvements in key areas.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max gets an upgraded 64-megapixel main camera at the back and for selfies, it uses a 32-megapixel camera in the front. Instead of the regular 18W fast charger, Xiaomi Idnia has baked support for 33W fast charging that we saw earlier in the Poco X2.

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