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Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max launched with quad-rear cameras and SD 720G SoC starting at 12,999 INR

Redmi has redefined its Note series this year as it launched the Redmi Note 9 Pro and the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max with middle-of-the-road specs.  The Redmi Note 9 Pro is the direct successor to the Redmi Note 8 Pro while the Redmi Note 9 Max is the souped-up version of the Redmi Note 9 Pro. There is no vanilla Redmi Note 9 this year.

Both Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max are powered by a common 8nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC along with featuring a quad-rear camera setup and a 5,020mAh battery. The differences are mainly reflected in RAM and camera configuration. The fast charging tech also differs.

Pricing and availability

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is priced at INR12,999 for the 4GB RAM+64GB storage model and INR15,999 for the 6GB RAM+128GB storage model. The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, on the other hand, starts at INR14,999 for the base 6GB RAM+64GB storage model. The 6GB RAM+128GB storage and the 8GB RAM+128GB storage model are respectively priced at INR16,999 and INR18,999.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max will go on sale starting March 25 while one can grab the Redmi Note 9 Pro a few days earlier i.e. from March 17. Both the smartphones will be available via Amazon India, Mi Home stores, Mi.com, and tied-up retailers in Aurora Blue, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black color options.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is built around a 6.67-inch (2400x1080p) full HD+ LCD screen with a 20:9 aspect ratio and a centered aligned punch-hole camera.

The display, the back, and the camera module are all protected by Gorilla Glass 5 while for splash resistance the device is P2i coated. The fingerprint scanner is side-mounted.

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Under the hood, the Note 9 Pro Max makes use of 8nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC with NavIC support and Adreno 618 GPU. The device packs up to 8GB RAM and up to 128GB default storage which can be expanded up to 512GB via a microSD card using a dedicated slot. The smartphone runs MIUI 11 on top of Android 10.

In terms of camera, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max features a quad-rear camera setup at the back led by a 65MP primary sensor. The other three sensors include an 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, a 5MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. The front-facing punch-hole cutout hides a 32MP selfie shooter.

A 5,020mAh battery is fitted inside the phone backed by 30W fast charging brick out-of-the-box. The phone supports 4G VoLTE, 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Infra-Red (IR) blaster, USB Type-C port, and 3.5mm headphone jack.

Redmi Note 9 Pro

The Redmi Note 9 Pro features the same 6.67-inch full HD+ display and Snapdragon 720G SoC with NavIC support as of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. The smartphone features up to 6GB RAM and 129GB storage with up to 512GB expansion support. It runs the same MIUI 11 overlaid on Android 10.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro, however, comes with a 16MP punch-hole selfie camera and 18W in-box fast charger in terms of differences. Also, the quad-rear camera is headlined by a 48MP primary sensor instead of the 64MP sensor of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. The other three rear sensors of the Note 9 Pro are carried over as it is from the Note 9 Pro Max.

Other notable features include 4G VoLTE, 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, IR blaster, 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port, Gorilla Glass 5 protection, P2i coating, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

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