Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro will officially be arriving in the UK later this month. The former will be available at £179 and £199 price points through Amazon and mi.com, while the latter will sell for £249 and £269 through the same outlets.
Digging into the details, both smartphones boast a rear quad-camera setup, though the Note 9 Pro’s 64MP main lens is slightly more robust than the Note 9’s 48MP counterpart. The story is similar in the front. The Note 9 Pro pairs its rear camera with a 16MP in-display camera, while the Note 9 has only a 13MP in-display lens.
The Note 9 Pro is built with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor and z-axis linear vibration motor, and uses a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication. In that regard, the Note 9 Pro follows in the footsteps of the Redmi K30 smartphone, which featured a side-mounted sensor from FPC. However, Xiaomi changed directions with the K30 Pro, which opted for an in-display fingerprint sensor from Goodix.
The Note 9, on the other hand, is the first smartphone to feature the MediaTek Helio G85 processor chipset. Xiaomi’s press release did not share any details about its biometric features.
Both Redmi smartphones have NFC capabilities, and have TÜV Rheinland low blue light certification.