Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G, Redmi Note 9 5G, Redmi Note 9 4G, and Redmi Watch in China

Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G, Redmi Note 9 5G, Redmi Note 9 4G, and Redmi Watch in China

Since Thanksgiving is not a thing in China, it’s business as usual today as Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi announced three new devices and a smartwatch. The company took to the stage to announce the new Redmi Note 9 4G, Redmi Note 9 5G, Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G, and the Redmi Watch. But before you move ahead, keep in mind that these devices are not to be confused with the Redmi Note 9 that was launched globally earlier in the year.

Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G

Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G

The highest-end model of this new series is the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is powered by a Snapdragon 750G, with a 6.67-inch, 120Hz LCD display with a 240Hz touch sampling rate, and a main 108MP Samsung HM2 camera with a 1/1.52″ sensor. Other cameras in the quad-camera array include an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensors. Around the front is a 16MP selfie camera.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G features several flourishes usually not seen in the lower mid-tier price range: IP53 water and dust resistance, stereo speakers, NFC, and 33W wired fast charging for its 4,820 mAh battery. While the device looks modern enough, it does use a side-mounted fingerprint sensor due to the LCD panel not being able to accommodate an in-display sensor.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G comes in three colors — black, blue, and this gradient orange-blue color — and is priced at CNY 1599 ($243) for 6GB+128GB model, CNY 1799 ($273) for 8GB+128GB, and CNY 1999 ($304) for 8GB+256GB in China. Availability outside of the region is not known yet.

SpecificationRedmi Note 9 Pro 5G
Build
  • Glass Back
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on front and back
Dimensions & Weight
  • 165.38 x 76.8 x 9 mm
  • 215g
Display
  • 6.67-inch FHD+ LCD
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Centered hole-punch
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 750G:

  • 2x ARM Cortex-A77 “performance” cores @ 2.2GHz +
  • 6x ARM Cortex-A55 “efficiency” cores @ 1.8GHz

Adreno 619

RAM & Storage
  • 6GB + 128GB UFS 2.2
  • 8GB + 128GB
  • 8GB + 256GB
Battery & Charging
  • 4,820 mAh
  • 33W wired fast charging
SecuritySide-mounted fingerprint scanner
Rear Camera(s)
  • Primary: 108MP, 1/1.52″ sensor, 9in1 pixel binning, f/1.75
  • Secondary: 8MP Ultra-wide angle, f/2.2, 120° FoV
  • Tertiary: 2MP, macro
  • Quarternary: 2MP, depth

Video:

  • 4K @ 30fps
  • 1080p @ 60fps, 30fps
Front Camera(s)16MP
Port(s)USB-C, headphone jack
AudioDual speakers, AAC, LDAC, LHDC support
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • GNSS:
    • Beidou B1l + B2a
    • GPS L1 + L5
    • Galileo E1 + E5a
    • GLONASS G1
    • QZSS L1 + L5
  •  Bands:
    • 5G: n1, n3, n41, n78, n79
    • 4G: FDD-LTE: B1, 3, 5, 7, 8
      TDD-LTE: B34, 38, 39, 40, 41
    • 3G: WCDMA: B1, 2, 5, 8
      CDMA EVDO: BC0
    • 2G: GSM: B2, 3, 5, 8
SoftwareMIUI 12 based on Android 10
Other Features
  • IR Blaster

Redmi Note 9 5G

Redmi Note 9 5G

The non-Pro variant of the Redmi Note 9 runs on the Dimensity 800U SoC, with a larger 5,000 mAh battery and a 6.53-inch LCD display with 60Hz refresh rate. The triple camera system consists of a 48MP main sensor, 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP depth sensor.

The Redmi Note 9 5G starts at CNY 1299 ($197) for the 6GB+128GB model, CNY 1499 for the 8GB + 128GB, and CNY 1699 for the 8GB  + 256GB variant.

SpecificationRedmi Note 9 5G
Build
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front
Dimensions & Weight
  • 161.96 x 77.25 x 9.2mm
  • 199g
Display
  • 6.53-inch FHD+ LCD
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • Left hole punch
SoCMediaTek Dimensity 800U

  • 7nm process
  • 2x ARM Cortex A76 cores @ 2.4GHz +
  • 6x ARM Cortex A55 cores @ 2GHz

Mali-G57 MC3

RAM & Storage
  • 6GB + 128GB UFS 2.2
  • 8GB + 128GB
  • 8GB + 256GB
Battery & Charging
  • 5,000 mAh
  • 18W fast charger
  • 22.5W charger included in the box
SecuritySide-mounted fingerprint scanner
Rear Camera(s)
  • Primary: 48MP, 1/1.2″ sensor, 4in1 pixel binning, f/1.79
  • Secondary: 8MP Ultra-wide angle, f/2.2, 118° FoV
  • Tertiary: 2MP, macro

Video:

  • 4K @ 30fps
  • 1080p @ 60fps, 30fps
Front Camera(s)13MP
Port(s)USB-C, headphone jack
AudioDual speakers, AAC, LDAC, LHDC support
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • GNSS:
    • Beidou
    • GPS
    • Galileo
    • GLONASS
    • QZSS
  •  Bands:
    • 5G: n1, 3, 41, 78, 79
    • 4G: FDD-LTE: B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8
      TDD-LTE: B34, 38, 39, 40, 41
    • 3G: WCDMA: B1, 2, 4, 5, 8
      EVDO: BC0
    • 2G: GSM: B2, 3, 5, 8
SoftwareMIUI 12 based on Android 10
Other Features
  • IR Blaster

Redmi Note 9 4G

Redmi Note 9 4G

Finally, there’s the base model Redmi Note 9 4G which differs from the model released in India earlier this year. Unlike the other two devices in this series, this standard Redmi Note 9 4G doesn’t support 5G. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 662 SoC, but you do get a huge 6,000 mAh battery and stereo speakers. The Redmi Note 9 4G starts at CNY 999 ($151) for the 4GB+128GB model, CNY 1099 for the 6GB + 128GB, CNY 1299 for the 8GB + 128GB, and CNY 1499 for the 8GB + 256GB.

SpecificationRedmi Note 9 4G
Build
  • Gorilla Glass 3 on the front
Dimensions & Weight
  • 162.3 x 77.28 x 9.6 mm
  • 198g
Display
  • 6.53-inch FHD+ LCD
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • Waterdrop notch
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 662
RAM & Storage
  • 4GB + 128GB
  • 6GB + 128GB
  • 8GB + 128GB
  • 8GB + 256GB
Battery & Charging
  • 6,000 mAh
  • 18W fast charging
  • 22.5W fast charger included in the box
SecuritySide-mounted fingerprint scanner
Rear Camera(s)
  • Primary: 48MP, 4in1 pixel binning, f/1.79
  • Secondary: 8MP Ultra-wide angle, f/2.2, 120° FoV
  • Tertiary: 2MP, depth, f/2.4

Video:

  • 1080p @ 30fps
Front Camera(s)8MP, f/2.0
Port(s)USB-C, headphone jack
AudioDual speakers
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • GNSS:
    • GPS
    • GLONASS
    • BeiDou
    • Galileo
  • Bands:
    • GSM: B2, 3, 5, 8
    • CDMA: BC0
    • WCDMA: B1, 5, 8
    • TD-SCDMA: B34, 39
    • TDD-LTE: B34, 38, 39, 40, 41
    • FDD-LTE: B1, 3, 5, 8
SoftwareMIUI 12 based on Android 10
Other Features
  • IR Blaster

Redmi Watch

The Redmi Watch features a 1.4-inch display with 5ATM splash resistance rating and battery life that can last seven days on active use and 12 days standby time. It has the usual sensors for heart rate and step tracking, and supports Xiaomi’s Xiao Ai digital assistant which is available only in China. It’s priced at CNY 299 ($45).

Redmi Watch

The watch along with all the Redmi Note 9 devices will go on sale in China officially on December 1.

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Ben Sin
Ben Sin

I'm a senior editor at XDA Developers. I have been a journalist for a decade, the last five years covering the mobile tech scene closely, reviewing just about every phone and attending trade shows and launches. I also run a gadget review channel on YouTube.