Xiaomi finally brought the Redmi Note 9 series to Indonesia. Through the online launch event, Xiaomi Indonesia introduces two new smartphone series, Redmi Note 9 & Redmi Note 9 Pro. Both, of course, become the successors of two series that are arguably quite in demand when introduced last year, sold more than 2 million units in Indonesia. now brings even better improvements.
“At Xiaomi, we call the Redmi Note 9 Pro and the Redmi Note 9 a champion series because it has the best camera, battery, performance, and design innovation in its class. This series also became the successor to the success of the Redmi Note Series which has sold more than 110 million units worldwide. We hope that the presence of the Redmi Note 9 Series can support users, especially young Indonesians, to maximize their potential in daily activities, “said Alvin Tse, Country Director of Xiaomi Indonesia, at the launch of the Redmi Note 9 series in Indonesia (09/06).
Redmi Note 9 series design is slightly different from before, has the main camera frame that is made square and symmetrical. While the front side is more modern, each uses DotDisplay which is a punch-hole-style front camera. Xiaomi excellent performance, large battery capacity and complete connectivity.
The Key Features of Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Series
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro has a large 6.67 inch screen with full HD + resolution. Both the front and back of the body are protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 5. While the fingerprint sensor is placed on the side, integrated with the power button, first on the Redmi series. This smartphone comes in three color options; Tropical Green, Interstellar Gray and Glacier White. Especially for Tropical Green, the surface is made of two-tone with two different textures on the back body.
For the camera sector, the Redmi Note 9 Pro both have a main lens with a large sensor resolution of 64MP (1 / 1.72 inches), as well as an 8MP f / 2.2 ultra wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The enhancements presented were macro camera resolution which increased to 5MP, as well as cinematic modes in taking portrait and video photographs, with a ratio of 2.39: 1.
Redmi Note 9 Pro can also record videos using Pro mode with LOG mode. In a way, this mode is like taking RAW photos, has a lot of information that can be used for editing purposes later. Other features such as focus peaking, smooth video zoom, histogram and others can also be utilized, with the highest recording resolution up to 4K.
The front camera has a 16MP resolution, bringing a new feature that Xiaomi calls “slow-mo-fie”, aka slow motion selfie. These features can record video up to 120fps resolution, providing dramatic effects when taking videos using the front camera.
For performance, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro uses a Snapdragon 720G chipset, with AnTuTu scores reaching more than 275 thousand points. And the first time, Xiaomi also brought RAM options up to 8GB, plus charging technology up to 30 watts. The capacity of the battery is also greater, which is 5,020 mAh. Xiaomi will provide a 33 watt charger in the sales package.
NFC sensor is also still present, being one of the advantages of the previous series. While for a more immersive game play experience, Xiaomi embeds the Z-axis linear motor for a more realistic vibrating effect.
Being a more affordable variant, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 has a slightly smaller screen at 6.53 inches. If the previous variant comes with the Snapdragon chipset, Redmi Note 9 now uses a chipset from MediaTek, the Helio G85 12nm with an 2GHz octa-core CPU and an ARM Mali-G52 GPU. The front camera is a little different, located on the top left of the screen, while the fingerprint sensor is on the back body.
Compared to Redmi Note 8, this chipset has a better CPU performance of up to 22% and 32% graphics processing. The capacity of the battery is equally 5020 mAh, already supports 18 watt fast charging. The camera setup is similar to the previous generation, has a 48MP f / 1.79 main lens, accompanied by an 8MP f / 2.2 ultra-wide lens, and two 2MP lenses for depth and macro sensors with a focus range of 2-10cm. 13MP resolution front camera.
Redmi Note 9 Prices in Indonesia
Xiaomi Indonesia will sell Redmi Note 9 Pro in a limited number through the pre-order system, starting June 9 to June 15, 2020. The selling price during the introduction period is Rp3,399 for the 6GB / 64GB version, and Rp3,799 million for 8GB / 128GB. For the first 2500 buyers, Xiaomi provided 20,000 mAh Redmi Powerbank, supporting 18w fast charging. Initial sales begin June 16, 2020.
For Redmi Note 9, sold for Rp2,399 million & Rp2,799 million, respectively, are introductory prices for the 4GB / 64GB & 6GB / 128GB variants. Pre-orders are open from today, 9 June 2020 to 16 June. With limited stock, Xiaomi will give you a 10,000mAh Redmi Powerbank bonus. Redmi Note 9 will be available at Lazada, Akulaku, Mi.com and Mi Store and Erafone stores in its first sale, 17 June.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Tech Specs
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G 8nm
GPU: Adreno 618
OS: Android 10 / MIUI 11
RAM: 6GB / 8GB
Internal Memory: 64GB / 128GB
Rear Camera: 64MP f / 1.79 + 8MP f / 2.4 + 5MP f / 2.4 + 2MP f / 2.4
Video recording: 4K, Pro Mode, Cinematic 2.39: 1 ratio, Kaleidoscope Mode
Front Camera: 16MP
Battery: 5020 mAh, 30W fast charging
Screen: 6.67 inches Dot Display, IPS, 60Hz, FHD + resolution
Introductory Price: IDR 3,399,000 (6 / 64GB), IDR 3,799,000 (8 / 128GB)
The Indonesian version of this article can be read in Gizmologi.ID