Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Launched in India

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max launched in India

Normally, smartphones become obsolete every six months with companies launching a plethora of new devices. When Redmi Note 8 series was launched in India after a hype, tech enthusiasts were crazy to test drive the handset. Even before you got the required time to work completely with the smartphone, Xiaomi has added Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max to its kitty.

The main highlight of the Redmi Note 9 series is the integration of NavIC, which is India’s own navigation system developed in strategic partnership with ISRO (Indian Space and Research Organization).

Moreover, both Max and the Pro version carries a Snapdragon 720G processor, which helps you to play extreme games. Moreover, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max ships with 33W fast charger bundled inside the product box.

Interestingly, Xiaomi hasn’t included Amazon Alexa support, which was available with the previous counterpart. Let’s discuss the specifications of both the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max and Redmi Note 9 Pro in detail.

Read: Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro to globally launch on March 27

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Specifications Overview

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max features a 6.67-inch FHD+ Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protected DotDisplay with a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels. The handset offers a 450-nit brightness with a contrast ratio of 1500:1. The screen provides support for a wide range of modes such as standard, sunshine and night modes. Moreover, the display is resistant to anti-oil and an anti-fingerprint protective coating.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

Under the hood, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max draws adequate working horsepower via a Snapdragon 720G processor coupled with Adreno A618 graphics processor. The handset is available in both 6GB and 8GB RAM variants with 128GB UFS 2.1 storage.

Talking about the optics, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comprises of a 64MP (1/1.7) AI primary camera alongside an 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle camera, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. The rear camera also provides support for 10x digital zoom, PDAF, and single-tone flash.

The front-facing camera offers a 32MP AI camera and is integrated on the display. The camera is the highest in the history of the Redmi Note series.

Xiaomi has hiked the battery capacity to 5020mAh instead of the traditional 4000mAh battery. The USB Type-C port is used to charge the phone. Moreover, you will find a 33W fast charger inside the product box.

The smartphone provides support for all standard sensors including the newly introduced NavIC sensor. Even though the company increased the battery capacity, the overall weight measures 209 grams, which is lesser for the large battery.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Specifications Overview

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro features the same display and processor parameters as the Max variant. However, you will be able to pick either 4GB or 6GB RAM model paired with 64GB and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is available starting at 6GB RAM.

The noticeable difference between the two devices is with regard to the camera segment. The Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with a 48MP primary camera alongside an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. The handset also provides support for 10x digital zoom with PDAF capability.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

On the front, you will work with a 16MP camera, which is less than the Max edition. Even though the battery capacity is identical to that of the Max model, the company has included an 18W fast charger instead of a 33W charger.

That being said, the main difference between Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max devices is with the camera, RAM and storage.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Price in India & Availability

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is available in Interstellar Black, Glacier White, and Aurora Blue color variants. While the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage costs INR 14,999, you will be able to snatch the 128GB model for INR 16,999. The 8GB RAM with a 128GB storage model will cost INR 18,999. The smartphone will be available on March 25 at 12 PM via flash sale on both Mi.com and Amazon.

Product Variant

Price in India

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

(6GB + 64GB)

INR 14,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

(6GB + 128GB)

INR 16,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

(8GB + 128GB)

INR 18,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Price in India & Availability

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro with 4GB RAM with 64GB storage is priced at INR 12,999, while the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage can be added to the cart for INR 15,999. The pricing is higher when compared with the Redmi Note 8, which is currently selling at INR 10,499.

Product Variant

Price in India

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

(4GB + 64GB)

INR 12,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

(6GB + 128GB)

INR 15,999

The handset will be available for purchase on March 17 at 12 PM via flash sale. It looks like the deadly Coronavirus outbreak has played spoilsport. We expect the company to reduce the cost when the economic situation improves in China.

About the author

Anand Narayanaswamy

Anand Narayanaswamy works as a freelance writer based in Trivandrum, Kerala. He had worked with leading print and online publishing houses. During his spare time, he used to work with all sort of Gadgets. Anand still works with the old Palm handheld, Apple iPod Classic, Microsoft Zune among others.

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