Redmi 9 Power to Redmi Note 9 Pro Max: every Redmi 9-series phone launched in India

Xiaomi launched as many as eight Redmi 9-series phones in India, including the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, Redmi 9 Prime, Redmi 9A, and most recently, the Redmi 9 Power.

Highlights
  • Xiaomi launched as many as eight Redmi 9-series phones in India
  • Redmi 9 Power was launched in India earlier this week
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is the most expensive phone in the series

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic that put a pause to smartphone launches for a good part of the year, Xiaomi managed to release tons of phones in India in 2020. In addition to launching more Mi-branded phones than ever before, Xiaomi also further expanded its portfolio of Redmi smartphones. This year was all about the Redmi 9-series of smartphones and the brand launched as many as eight devices in the series. The list includes the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, Redmi Note 9, Redmi 9 Prime, Redmi 9A, and most recently, the Redmi 9 Power

These Redmi 9-series phones are priced between Rs 6,999 to Rs 19,999, which means there’s plenty to choose from in the entry-level and mid-range segments. We decided to break down what each of these Redmi 9-series phones offers to help you decide which one to buy. 

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max: price starts from Rs 16,999

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is the most expensive and most powerful smartphone in the Redmi 9 series. Released back in March, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max sports a 6.67-inch FHD+ DotDisplay with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The handset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The device comes in Glacier White, Interstellar Black, and Aurora Blue colour options. It comes equipped with 64MP AI quad cameras at the back and a 32MP front-facing camera. The handset packs a 5,020mAh battery and supports 33W fast charging.

Redmi Note 9 Pro: price starts from Rs 12,999

Redmi Note 9 Pro launched alongside the Max model earlier this year and offers a lot of the same features at a lower price point. Like the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, the vanilla Note 9 Pro is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset. This is paired with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The Redmi Note 9 Pro also sports a 6.67-inch FHD+ DotDisplay and packs a 5,020mAh battery. However, it supports a slower 18W charging compared to the Max variant. Cameras on the standard Redmi Note 9 Pro are also different as you get a 48MP primary sensor, which is accompanied by an 8MP wide-angle lens, a 5MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The phone gets a 16MP front-facing camera.

Redmi Note 9: price starts from Rs 11,999

Just below the Redmi Note 9 Pro is the Redmi Note 9, which features a 6.53-inch FHD+ DotDisplay and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 gaming-centric chipset paired with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The Redmi Note 9 comes equipped with a 48MP AI quad-camera system that includes an 8MP wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The handset packs a 5,020mAh battery and comes with a 22.5W fast charging in the box.

Redmi 9 Power: price starts from Rs 10,999

Redmi 9 Power is the newest and quite possibly the last phone in the Redmi 9 series. Launched at a starting price of Rs 10,999, the Redmi 9 Power comes with a 6.53-inch FHD+ display with a waterdrop notch. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset paired with 4GB RAM and up to 128GB internal storage. The smartphone features a quad-camera system that includes a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. Redmi 9 Power is the only phone in the series to offer a large 6,000mAh battery. It also supports 18W fast charging, though you get a 22.5W charger in the box.

Redmi 9 Prime: price starts from Rs 9,999

Redmi 9 Prime is easily one of the best phones you can buy under Rs 10,000 in 2020. The phone offers a 6.53-inch screen with an FHD+ resolution, which is rare to see in this segment. Powering the device is the MediaTek Helio G80 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM and up to 128GB inbuilt storage. The handset supports a triple card slot and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Redmi 9 Prime features a quad-camera system that includes a 13MP primary camera, an 8MP wide-angle lens, a 5MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The device houses a 5,020mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging.

Redmi 9: price starts from Rs 8,999

The Redmi 9 is a value-for-money budget smartphone that touts an Aura Edge Design. The smartphone features a textured rear panel and a fingerprint sensor on the back. It sports a 6.53-inch HD+ display and is powered by the MediaTek Helio G35 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM and up to 128GB internal storage. The Redmi 9 is equipped with a 13MP AI dual-camera system and a 5MP selfie camera. The smartphone packs a 5,000mAh battery and supports 10W charging.

Redmi 9i: price starts from Rs 8,299

The budget Redmi 9i offers a pretty basic set of specifications, including a 6.53-inch HD+ display and MediaTek Helio G25 chipset. Impressively, this phone also offers a minimum of 4GB RAM and up to 128GB internal storage. Redmi 9i comes with a 13MP primary rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. The device houses a 5,000mAh battery and supports 10W charging.

Redmi 9A: price starts from Rs 6,999

The cheapest phone in the Redmi 9 series is the Redmi 9A which offers entry-level specifications. The device comes with a design similar to the Redmi 9i and sports a similar 6.53 HD+ display as well. Much like the Redmi 9i, the Redmi 9A also gets the MediaTek Helio G25 chipset. However, the phone comes with lower RAM and storage compared to the Redmi 9i.