Xiaomi has its sights set on dominating the local Android market with the introduction of their Note 9 and Note 9 Pro smartphones.
For those not yet familiar with the Xiaomi stable, the Redmi Note series has been offering some of the most incredible mid-range smartphones on the market, with over 110 million Redmi Note units sold across the globe. The recently launched Redmi Note 9S graced our review desk not so long ago.
Let’s have a look at the Note 9 first, it brings photography to the forefront with a 48MP main camera and 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens. Its 2MP macro lens and 2MP depth sensor complete the quad-camera setup while a 13MP camera is positioned in-display to allow for maximum front screen display size.
Its powered by a 5020mAh (typ) battery with 18W fast charging support. A MediaTek Helio G85 processor helps power everything.
Meanwhile, on the Note 9 Pro you’ll find impressive quad-camera setup in the rear consisting of a 64MP main lens, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5MP macro lens and 2MP depth sensor.
On the front, Redmi Note 9 Pro sports a 16MP in-display camera for high-quality selfies. Its also powered by a 5020mAh battery alonside the all-new Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 720G processor and up to 2.3GHz.
Of course, the Redmi Note 9 and Note 9 Pro aren’t exactly competing in anything but sales and attention. The Redmi brand has always been known for its mid-range and affordable phones and, despite all the hype, those are exactly what these two are. The Redmi Note 9 is available in stores starting at R3 999 while the Note 9 Pro starts at R5 999.