Tech / August 27, 2021 / /
Redmi Note 9, the new best-selling mid-range mobile contender of the year
Xiaomi has just announced the global launch of its new Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro range , the latter we talked about recently here at Gizlogic, so now it is the turn of the standard Redmi Note 9, which is shaping up to be a contender to best mid-range smartphone of the year, or at least it aspires to be one of the best sellers in its respective price range.
Redmi Note 9: Design and screen: Redmi Note 9, the new best-selling mid-range mobile contender of the year
The look of the Redmi Note 9 is not a surprise at this point, it is the same design that we saw in the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9S that were presented in India in mid-March; This is your typical modern phone with a perforated screen and a glass back cover with a square photo module. Going into details, the panel has a size of 6.53 inches along with a Full HD + resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels ; In addition, it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and is TUV Rheinlad certified against blue light.
As you can see, the terminal is smaller than its older brother, the Redmi Note 9 Pro, and the front camera is in the upper left corner, not in the center, another difference to take into account when differentiating them.
The rear cover has a rectangular photographic module where four cameras are housed, a change that has not suited everyone, but that seems to be the direction in which Xiaomi plans to follow from now on for the Redmi series. Under this module there is a fingerprint reader with a circular shape.
Hardware and Features: Redmi Note 9, the new best-selling mid-range mobile contender of the year
Xiaomi had already made known its intentions to start using the 12-nanometer MediaTek Helio G85 chip in more devices, so it is not strange to see it powered by the Redmi Note 9 along with a good 3GB / 4GB of RAM in addition to 64GB / 128GB of internal storage (expandable via micro-SD up to 512GB). The characteristic 5,020mAh battery of the Redmi range makes an appearance in this terminal and is accompanied by 18W fast charging.
Also, the terminal has MIUI 11 along with Android 10 as an operating system and is compatible with NFC for electronic payments. The rest of the connectivity options are the following: Infrared, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE Dual SIM, USB Type C and 3.5mm audio port.
Cameras: Redmi Note 9, the new best-selling mid-range mobile contender of the year
The photographic configuration of the mobile is very similar to that seen in the Redmi Note 9 Pro from India, but with one or another difference. In this sense, the main 48MP sensor with 6-piece lens and f / 1.79 aperture remains , as well as the 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 118-degree field of view. However, the macro camera lowers its resolution to 2MP. For its part, the 2MP depth sensor remains unchanged as well.
The front camera has undergone changes in comparison, conforming to a 13MP sensor with f / 2.25 aperture.
Availability and price
Xiaomi has already confirmed the arrival of the Redmi Note 9 range to various markets during the month of May, but its availability and price in Spain has yet to be confirmed . However, the terminal’s dollar price is a good reference to know what to expect: $ 199 for the 3GB + 64GB version and $ 249 for the 4GB + 128GB version.