Redmi’s Note lineup gets two new successors today, the Redmi Note 9 Pro as well as the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. Both phones bring alongside vast improvements over its predecessors in terms of the camera as well as processing power.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
As the ‘Max’ moniker suggests, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max brings a similar 6.67-inch screen with a more compact body to the table, a superior rear camera as well as the selfie camera within a punch hole.
Talking of the camera, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max’s square tile has four cameras at the back, with the main one being a 64MP sensor sitting aside to an 8MP ultrawide shooter with 119-degree FoV. Then there’s a 5MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor for portrait photography. The Max variant also offers improved night time photography with the ability to capture images in RAW.
The punch hole at the top holds a 32MP selfie camera, making it the highest resolution selfie camera ever on Redmi smartphone.
At the helm of the device is Snapdragon 720G chipset paired with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
Powering the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is a humongous 5,020mAh battery that goes well with 33W fast charging. Most importantly, the required charging brick will come out of the box.
As for the pricing, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is available in India for INR 14,999 for the base 6/64GB storage, while the 6/128GB version is priced at INR 16,999. Users opting to go for a fully maxed 8/128GB will have to shell out INR 18,999.
What’s there in Redmi Note 9 Pro?
If you are looking for a powerful smartphone and ready to compromise a bit on the camera for a cheaper price then the Redmi Note 9 Pro is the right choice for you.
In fact, this one has an identical 6.67-inch FHD+ display with a punch-hole display, a similar 5,020mAh battery, and Snapdragon 720G chipset. The only thing you’re going to lose is a higher mega-pixel camera: a 48MP primary camera instead of the 64MP seen on the ‘Max’ variant. Otherwise, the rest of the camera specs is similar to what you will find on its bigger sibling. Selfies, on the other hand, are taken care of by a 16MP sensor.
Also, another downgrade can be seen in terms of memory configuration — the Redmi Note 9 Pro has 4GB RAM as its base model, but you can go with up to 6GB RAM.
Both device, though, has Gorilla Glass 5 protective layer, IR blaster, 3.5mm headphone jack, NavIC support, P2i coating for water and dust resistance, and side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Pricing wise, the Redmi Note 9 Pro has a starting price of INR 12,999 for 4/64GB variant, while the 6/128GB variant will cost you INR 15,999.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro will be available through Amazon India, Xiaomi’s online as well as offline stores starting from 17 March, while the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max will go on sale starting 25 March.