Redmi Note 9S Specifications Revealed
After Redmi Note 9, Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max, Xiaomi has now released Redmi Note 9S. According to the latest information, Redmi Note 9S is said to be the updated version of Note 9 Pro which will be shipped internationally from April 7, 2020. So let’s get into the specifications of the device.
Specifications at a glance
- Display: 6.67-inch IPS LCD screen, Full HD+ (2400×1080 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- Rear Camera: Quad camera
- 48 MP, f/1.8, Dual Pixel PDAF main sensor
- 8 MP, f/2.2 (wide-angle)
- 2 MP, f/2.4, macro lens
- 2MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
- Front Camera: 16 MP, f/2.0 sensor
- CPU: Snapdragon 720G (2 x 2.3GHz Kyro 465 + 6 x 1.8GHz Kyro 465)
- GPU: Adreno 618
- RAM: 4/6GB
- Storage: 64 GB, 128GB; Expandable
- OS & UI: Android 10 with MIUI 11 on top
- Sensors: Side-mounted Fingerprint, Gyro, accelerometer, proximity, compass
- Battery: 5020 mAh 18W; USB Type-C port
Lets study in details about each specification of Redmi Note 9S
Powerful Display and Design
The front panel fo Redmi Note 9S got a beautiful 6.67-inch IPS LCD panel. The screen has an FHD+ (1080×2400 pixels ) resolution which adapts 20:9 aspect ratio. The front and back panel of the device is protected by corning gorilla glass 5, but the side of the phone is made out of plastic instead of metal. The display can produce good brightness and color but they are not as good and color accurate as AMOLED and OLED panels.
Chipset and Performance
Last year Note series got Helio Chipset but this year Redmi Note 9S is powered by Snapdragon 720G chipset. The same chipset can be seen in Redmi Note 9 Pro and Pro Max. The 8nm processor has dual 2.3GHz high-performance Kryo 465 cores and Hexa 1.8GHz Kryo 465 power-efficient cores. The SD720G mid-range gaming chipset coupled with Adreno 618 GPU can accouche enough power to control everyday erratic tasks like media usage and internet surfing. It also gives you the power to do casual and mid-range gaming with a good frame rate and without lagging the system.
Two variants one with 4/64GB option and another with 6/128GB option is released. The faster RAM and UFS 2.1 Storage technology are used in this model for better performance and there is a dedicated microSD card for storage expansion.
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The back panel of the device has a rectangular camera housing at the top middle portion. The primary 48MP f/1.8 sensor is assisted by an 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide sensor. Similarly, there is a dedicated 5MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor in a camera housing.
16MP selfie shooter at the front embedded in a punch hole at the top middle of the display is a feature not to miss about Redmi Note 9S. The photo and video quality will be good and we will let you know more once this device is available in India. Regarding video recording, it can record up to 4K at 30fps, FHD video up to 120fps and HD video up to 960fps.
Battery and Other Performance
The Redmi Note 9S is powered by a bigger 5020 mAh battery. The battery supports 18W fast charging which will decrease charging time. We expected more than 20W fast charging option but there is a 33W fast-charging option for Note 9S. Additionally, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack in Redmi Note 9S, and under display optic fingerprint sensor. Regarding connectivity, Redmi Note 9S supports dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11 ac), Bluetooth V5.0, GPS, GLONASS, IR port, FM Radio, and Type C connector.
Overview of Redmi Note 9S
Redmi Note 9S got almost the same specifications and features as that of Redmi Note 9 Pro except that Redmi Note 9S has Quad Rear Camera setup with a primary 48MP sensor, FHD+ panel, Snapdragon 720G Chipset, and a bigger battery. These features give Redmi Note 9S relatively positive reviews.
Learn more about Redmi Note 9S here
Price and Availability in India
Redmi Note 9 Pro and Pro Max have already been officially unveiled in India on 12 March 2020. The Redmi Note 9S has been priced at $210 on Gearbest for a 4/64GB variant and $250 for a 6/128GB option. Thus, the expected price of Redmi Note 9S in India should be Rs. 24,990 for 4/64GB variant and Rs. 29,990 for 6/128GB variant. With these features and pricing, it will compete with Realme 5i, Realme 6, Oppo A31, Honor 9X lite, Moto G power, Galaxy M21, etc. for market share.