Xiaomi Redmi Note 9: the little brother of the Redmi Note 9S and 9 Pro


The Redmi Note 9 is Xiaomi’s new mid-range phone, the most modest within the Redmi Note range presented so far.

The Redmi Note range continues to grow with new phones. Until now, the brand has left us with the Note 9 Pro and 9 Pro Max, the most powerful in the range, and also with the Note 9S. After weeks of rumors about it, Xiaomi finally confirmed that its new phone within this range was going to be presented today. The Redmi Note 9 has already become official.

The Redmi Note 9 is the little brother of models like the Note 9S or the Note 9 Pro. In fact, its design is quite similar to that of the Note 9S that we already met months ago. 
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The Redmi Note 9 is the little brother of models like the Note 9S or the Note 9 Pro. In fact, its design is quite similar to that of the Note 9S that we already met months ago. As for its specifications, it is presented as the most modest so far in this range of phones, with specifications that are partly reminiscent of the rest, but somewhat cut.

A very balanced mid-range

The design is identical to what we have seen in the other models of this family, with a perforated screen, only in this case said perforation is located in one of the corners and not in the center as in the other phones. On the back of the phone, four cameras and a fingerprint sensor await us. The cameras arrive in a module like the one we saw in the Note 9S.

As we have mentioned, on its rear we have four cameras, with a 48 Mpx main sensor, an 8 Mpx ultra-wide-angle, a 2 Mpx macro sensor, and a 2 Mpx depth sensor. The front camera of this Redmi Note 9 is 13 Mpx, located in said perforation on the phone screen.


The battery of the Redmi Note 9 has a capacity of 5,020 mAh, a good size for a model within this segment, so a good autonomy can be expected from it. It also has support for 18W fast charging. The chosen processor in the phone is the MediaTek G85, an improved version of the Mediatek Helio G80.

Technical characteristics Redmi Note 9

TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
Announced2020, April 30
StatusAvailable. Released 2020, May 12
Dimensions162.3 x 77.2 x 8.9 mm (6.39 x 3.04 x 0.35 in)
Weight199 g (7.02 oz)
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame, plastic back
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
 Water-repellent coating
Type IPS LCD, 450 nits (typ)
Size6.53 inches, 104.7 cm2 (~83.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~395 PPI density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
OSAndroid 10, upgradable to Android 11, MIUI 12.5 E
ChipsetMediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G52 MC2
Card slotmicroSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal64GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
Quad48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro), AF
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
Single13 MP, f/2.3, 29mm (standard), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm
FeaturesHDR, panorama
3.5mm jackYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
NFCYes (market/region dependent)
M2003J15SG (Yes); M2003J15SS (No)
Infrared portYes
RadioFM radio, built-in antenna
USBUSB Type-C 2.0
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
TypeLi-Po 5020 mAh, non-removable
ChargingFast charging 18W
Reverse charging 9W
ColorsForest Green, Midnight Grey, Polar White
ModelsM2003J15SC, M2003J15SG, M2003J15SS
SAR0.84 W/kg (head)     0.90 W/kg (body)    
Price$ 189.99
PerformanceAnTuTu: 200414 (v8)
GeekBench: 1292 (v5.1)
DisplayContrast ratio: 1242:1 (nominal)
CameraPhoto / Video
Loudspeaker-30.1 LUFS (Below average)
Battery lifeEndurance rating 125h

Price and availability

The Redmi Note 9 will go on sale in three different colors, as can be seen in the photo, which will be blue, green, and a white or pearl gray tone with a gradient effect. The brand maintains an aesthetic similar to other models in the range, with plain but interesting colors, avoiding boring or too conventional tones.

  • Redmi Note 9 with 4GB + 128GB: $189.99

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 review
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