Xaiomi had an online event for the unveiling of the Redmi Note 9S, and just as most of us expected, the phone is just a new name for the already announced Redmi Note 9 Pro. But still having the in mind, the phone is certainly a great phone to have in your possession. Let me show you the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S full specification and price, as well as the release date into the markets.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S Features
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S is built around a 6.67 inch IPS LCD panel with 1080 x 2400 pixel resolution. The manufacturer says the phone can reach up to 450 nits brightness, supports HDR10 and compiles with TUV Rheinland’s standards for low light emissions. The Redmi Note 9S is also the first phone from the series that comes with a punch hole for the selfie camera, which Xiaomi calls Tiny Dot Display. To top it up,, the screen has Gorilla Glass 5 protection and so also is the back of the phone.
Under the hood of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S lies a Snapdragon 720G chipset coupled with either a 4GB RAM or 8GB RAM. The storage options are 64GB and 128GB respectively. They can also be expanded further via a dedicated microSD card slot.
There are two more fan favorite features that will stay for at least another year – 3.5mm audio jack and IR blaster.
At the back of the Redmi Note 9S you will find a square-shaped camera module which 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 Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S comes with a 5020mAh battery, which partially explains why the phone weighs 209 grams. The battery can be charged at up to 18W, but Xiaomi supplies a 22.5W-capable brick in the box.
Finally, the fingerprint reader has been moved from the back to the side. It seems that most budget phones these days prefer the side-mounted fingerprint scanner + power button combo.
Redmi Note 9S Price
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S price in Malaysia for 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.
Redmi Note 9S Release Date
The Redmi Note 9S release date is slated for April 7, 2020. You can choose between Aurora Blue, Glacier White and Interstellar Grey.
The announcement finished with the unveiling of 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.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S Specification
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A|
|Announced||2020, March 23|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, April 7|
|Dimensions||165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm (6.53 x 3.02 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||209 g (7.37 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~84.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|450 nits typ. brightness (advertised)|
|OS||Android 10.0; MIUI 11|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)|
|Card slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM|
48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF|
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro), 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS|
|Single||16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1.0µm|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|Radio||FM radio, recording|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Non-removable Li-Po 5020 mAh battery|
|Charging||Fast charging 18W|
|Colors||Aurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar Gray|
|Price||About 170 EUR|