A new variant of Xiaomi’s Note 9 series has been launched in China and it is exactly the same as the Redmi Note 9 that was released in May but the latest Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 supports 5G connectivity. Currently, in terms of design and specifications, the Redmi Note 9 5G and the Redmi Note 9 are quite different.
Xiaomi’s mid-range star is the Redmi Note series because the brand has a strong and great offer for consumers who don’t want to invest much in phones but still want the latest hardware. The all-new Redmi Note 9 5G is very similar to the Redmi Note 9, a phone that was valued very well in the Nigerian markets.
The latest Redmi Note 9 5G phone is situated somewhere above the Redmi Note 9 that it replaces and a little lower than the higher-end Redmi Note 9 Pro.
For this price segment, the Redmi Note 9 5G cameras are pretty decent, but they aren’t exceptional. The main 64 MP camera is very fine but don’t expect anything better because of the many megapixels. The phone allows you to capture 64 MP images if you want, but in regular mode with pixel binning, it captures 16 MP images.
The design of the rare cameras is eye-catching with the lenses around the center of a ring. The main camera is backed by an 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide lens with a 118˚ field of view and a 2MP (f/2.4) macro lens.
The design and finish hold a similar resemblance to the standard Redmi Note 9, however, the positioning of the rare camera is entirely different.
Even though the Redmi Note 9 5G is competing with the Realme 7 5G, instead of offering an AMOLED screen, Xiaomi has opted for an LCD screen. However, the 6.53-inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080, a pixel density of 395PPI, and typical screen brightness of ~ 450nit is very okay. The has a display that is ideal for binge-watching Netflix and playing video games.
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You’ll find a MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G (7 nm) under the hood which is 5G capable coupled with 6/8 GB of RAM and 128/256 GB of internal memory which can be expanded via an SD card. The Mediatek Dimensity 800U SoC comes with an integrated 5G modem. It includes four fast ARM Cortex-A76 cores at up to 2.4 GHz and four power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores at up to 2 GHz. These CPUs are coupled with a high-performance Arm Mali G57-class GPU.
The device has a 5,000 mAh battery that can comfortably last for one day of moderate use. An 18 W fast charger is included in the box. Similarly, the device comes with Xiaomi’s MIUI 12 UI and it is based on the Android 10 operating system. The UI has been further optimized and improved when compared to previous versions.
Redmi Note 9 5G Full Specs
|Announced Date||26th November 2020|
|Release Date||1st December 2020|
|Dimensions||162 x 77.3 x 9.2 mm|
|Display Size & Type||6.53 inches IPS LCD|
450 nits typical brightness
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Pixel Density||~395 PPI|
|Software||Android 10; MIUI 12|
|Chipset||MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G (7 nm)|
|48 MP (f/1.8) Wide lens|
8 MP (f/2.2) Ultra-wide lens
2 MP (f/2.4) Macro lens
Features: 48 million ultra-clean modes, AI watermark,
voice-activated camera, timed burst, Document mode
HDR, AI Camera, Portrait, Night mode, panorama mode, Professional mode, RAW format, Voice subtitles
Video filters, Video beauty, 960fps slow motion.
Supports [email protected], [email protected]/60fps video
|13 MP (f/2.3) Wide lens|
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||Yes|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G, 5G|
|Connectivity||GSM, GPS, WiFi direct, BT 5.1, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.|
Ambient light sensor
Infrared remote distance sensor Shu
|Battery||-Non-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh|
-USB: Type C 2.9
-Fast battery charging: Yes (18W)
-Wireless Charging: No
-Power Share: NO
|Colors||Gray, Green, Violet|
*Pls Note that the price of this device may change with time.
Redmi Note 9 5G Price & Availability
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G will be available in two variants 6GB/8GB RAM + 128GB/256GB ROM. The price of Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G starts from US$205 (approximately N80,000). The phone will be available in Gray, Green, Violet color. It is already on sale in Xiaomi’s official online store.
The actual release date in Nigeria and price is currently unknown but we estimate the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G price in Nigeria to range between N120,000 – N130,000.
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This is an amazing device and offers great value for money. In the mid-range market, it sets the bar high. At this price point, the chipset and display are good and possibly the best you can get.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G provides great value for money and it is mainly due to the chipset, battery, and display. The phone is in direct competition with the Realme 7 5G, which provides similar specs but supports 30W Fast charging and reverse charging.
To be honest, I won’t have any trouble recommending it. You might think of it as a Redmi Note 9 (Which was our best Mid-ranger) but with a better chipset that supports 5G connectivity.