Redmi Note 9S Launched in Online Event Amidst Corona Outbreak
Xiaomi recently concluded its online event for the Redmi Note 9S, and as we were already expecting, this phone is the new name for the already announced Redmi Note 9 Pro.
The Redmi Note 9S features a 6.67-inch IPS LCD panel with 1080 x 2400px (20:9 aspect ratio) resolution. Xiaomi says it can reach up to 450 nits brightness, supports HDR10 and complies with TÜV Rheinland’s standards for low blue light emissions. This is also the first phone from the series with a punch hole for the selfie camera, which Xiaomi calls Tiny DotDisplay. The screen has Gorilla Glass 5 protection layer and so does the back of the phone.
More interesting specifications
Under the hood, users get the Snapdragon 720G coupled with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM while the storage options are 64GB and 128GB, respectively. One can expand that via the microSD card slot. In addition to this, Redmi has retained two very fan-favourite features as well – the 3.5mm audio jack and IR blaster.
The square-shaped camera module on the back packs four cameras – a 48MP main one with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP ultrawide unit with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP macro lens. The last piece is a 2MP depth-sensing camera for better portraits. The cutout of the display houses a 16MP camera with f/2.5 aperture and it can record 120fps slow-motion videos.
The phone carries a massive 5,020 mAh battery, and understandably weighs in at 209 grams. The battery can be charged at up to 18W, but Xiaomi supplies a 22.5W-capable brick in the box. The fingerprint reader has been moved from the back to the side.
In Malaysia the price of the 4GB/64GB configuration is MYR799 (€165) and MYR899 (€190) for the 6GB/128GB. In Singapore, the handset will be selling for SGD 299 and SGD 349, respectively. In Thailand, it will cost THB 6,499 and THB 7,999 and AliExpress will be asking $249 and $279, while shipping around the globe.
Availability and more announcements
The Redmi Note 9S will be made available starting April 7. Users can choose between Aurora Blue, Glacier White and Interstellar Grey colours.
Redmi also unveiled a MFF 2020 Limited Edition of the Redmi Note 9S. Only 2020 units will be made of the exclusive paintjob that will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Mi Fan Festival this year.