Redmi Note 9 series released: China's variant is better than ours & they have a 4G model, starting from ~RM617
Wait, don't we have the Redmi Note 9 series in Malaysia already? Yes, you're right and China only recently got it (which was yesterday). You might also wonder how much better is their version than ours, well, sit back and allow us to brief you the tech specs.
Starting with the Redmi Note 9 Pro, this highest variant packs a better Snapdragon 750G chipset, 6GB/8GB + 128GB/256GB memory capacity and a slightly lower 4820mAh battery than ours. The display for both phones are still the same 6.67-inch LCD but China's version has a 120Hz refresh rate + 240Hz touch sample rate. In addition, it has a 108MP (main) + 8MP (ultrawide) + 2MP (macro) + 2MP (depth) quad rear camera and a 16MP front camera.
Besides the pro variant, they also unveiled two Redmi Note 9 models - a 5G and 4G variant. The Redmi Note 9 5G variant is quite similar to ours, but using a MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset with the same memory capacity as the pro variant. As for the 4G ,, this one is the more budget-friendly variant featuring a Snapdragon 662 chipset, 6.53-inch FHD+ display, 6000mAh battery (18W fast charge), an 8MP front camera and a 48MP (main) + 8MP (ultrawide) + 2MP (macro) triple rear camera.
Since there are so many memory variants for each, there are at least 3 models for each phone. Below is the official price list:
Redmi Note 9 Pro
- 6GB + 128GB, 1599 yuan (~RM989)
- 8GB + 128GB, 1799 yuan (~RM1112)
- 8GB + 256GB, 1999 yuan (~RM1236)
Redmi Note 9
- 6GB + 128GB, 1299 yuan (~RM803)
- 8GB + 128GB, 1499 yuan (~RM927)
- 8GB + 256GB, 1699 yuan (~RM1050)
Redmi Note 9 4G
- 4GB + 128GB, 999 yuan (~RM617)
- 6GB + 128GB, 1099 yuan (~RM679)
- 8GB + 128GB, 1299 yuan (~RM803)
- 8GB + 256GB, 1499 yuan (~RM927)
Since Malaysia already has the Redmi Note 9 series, we don't think our local sets will be replaced anytime soon. However, Xiaomi Malaysia could import the 4G variant as an alternative and 5G is not commercially ready yet anyway. What do you think of the devices? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for more trending tech news at TechNave.com.