Redmi note 9 Pro and 9 Pro Max officially Lanch in India

The Redmi Note 9 Pro series is officially the first big ‘Redmi’ launch from the company for 2020, and one that will set the tone of how its products will be perceived for the rest of the year. I say this because last year’s Redmi Note 7 Pro did the same. It went on sale in March 2019, and remained a bestseller for the company throughout the year, despite the October launch of the Redmi Note 8 Pro.

Another change is that the fingerprint sensor is now part of the power button, and not at the back of the device. Given the Redmi Note 9 Pro has a slightly bigger 6.67-inch screen, compared to the 6.3-inch display of the Redmi Note 8, this new placement of the fingerprint sensor might actually work better. It is certainly easier to reach, given it is on the side, and it quickly unlocks the phone.

Redmi Note 9 Pro camera talk: Is this a downgrade?
Given the previous Redmi Note 8 Pro came with a 64MP camera at the back, the Redmi Note 9 Pro’s 48MP camera might seem like a letdown, if you are going by spec-to-spec comparison. But the Redmi Note 9 Pro is really succeeding the Redmi Note 8, and the Pro Max is more premium version this time with the 64MP camera.

Still I would not bother too much about the 48MP camera, because at the end of the day megapixels don’t matter, performance does. Xiaomi has increased the macro camera from 2MP in the previous generation to 5MP. The ultra-wide camera is still 8MP and there’s 2MP depth sensor to improve portrait shots.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Display, Specifications and NaVIC support. As noted, the display is bigger at 6.67-inches, though it continues with the full HD+ resolution. The processor is the Snapdragon 720G, and this is the first time that a Redmi Note series phone gets a Qualcomm 700 series processor. Both the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Pro Max run the same processor. The device starts with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, and there’s a 6GB RAM and 128GB storage option as well. The battery is now 5020 mAh, which should easily last two days for the regular user. It also comes with 18W fast charging, though the higher 33W fast charging is limited to the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max.

The interesting bit about the Redmi Note 9 Pro series is the support for NaVIC, which is India’s own navigation satellite system. The full name for NaVIC is Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) and the new Snapdragon 720G series includes support for this.

Redmi Note 9 Pro: Let’s talk about the price
With the Redmi Note 9 Pro series, there is definitely a price shift. The phones now start at Rs 12,999 and Rs 15,999 for the 4GB + 64GB and 6GB +128GB versions respectively. The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max starts at Rs 14,999 and goes up all the way to Rs 18,999.

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