Redmi Note 9, Mi Note 10 Lite launching today: how to watch launch event live, expected specifications, price

Redmi Note 9 and Mi 10 Lite will be affordable versions of the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Mi 10, respectively

Highlights
  • Redmi Note 9 and Mi Note 10 Lite will launch globally today
  • The launch event will be live-streamed starting 05:30 PM IST
  • Redmi Note 9 will be a budget phone, while the Mi Note 10 Lite will be an affordable mid-range smartphone

Xiaomi has lined-up a handful of smartphones, including all-new Redmi Note 9 and Mi Note 10 Lite, to launch today. The Redmi Note 9 will be the third smartphone in series that already includes the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max. Meanwhile, the Mi Note 10 Lite is a brand new smartphone, which is set to be a stripped down version of the Mi Note 10. The Redmi Note 9 series and Mi Note 10 series online launch event will be live-streamed today and here’s a quick look at how you can watch it live and the Xiaomi phones expected today along with their specifications and possible prices.

How to watch Redmi Note 9, Mi Note 10 Lite launch event

The Redmi Note 9 series and Mi Note 10 Lite launch event will begin at 05:30 PM IST. The event will be live-streamed from Europe online on the Xiaomi’s official website and YouTube channel for fans across the world, or you can simply watch the livestream via the YouTube video embedded below.

Redmi Note 9 expected specifications and price

Redmi Note 9 design image
Redmi Note 9 will feature a punch-hole display and quad cameras

The Redmi Note 9 is beloved to be a rebranded version of the rumoured Redmi 10X, which was recently spotted on Chinese certification site TENAA. The design of the Redmi Note 9 will be similar to the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max that were launched in India back in March. The Redmi Note 9 is said to be the world’s first phone with the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC. It’s tipped to sport a 6.53-inch full HD+ display and come in three variants: 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB storage that is further expandable up to 512GB via microSD card. Software-wise, the phone is likely to run Android 10 OS with MIUI 12 on top.

Apart from this, the Redmi Note 9 is expected to pack 48MP quad rear cameras, a punch-hole selfie camera, a 5,020mAh battery, 18W fast charging support, and connectivity options such as 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C. It is rumoured that the Redmi 10X price in China will be CNY 1,499 (approx Rs. 16,200), and this should be the global price of the Redmi Note 9. However, if the phone comes to India, you can expect the pricing to be closer to Rs 10,000.

Mi Note 10 Lite design leak
Mi Note 10 Lite will sport a waterdrop notch and quad rear cameras

Mi Note 10 Lite expected specifications and price

91mobiles exclusively revealed the Mi Note 10 Lite price and specifications yesterday thanks to a listing on a Russian e-commerce platform. The Note 10 Lite will sport a 6.47-inch FHD+ (2340×1080 pixels) AMOLED curved display with a waterdrop notch. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 730G chipset coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. It houses a 5,260mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging is said to fuel the handset. The phone should be announced globally with MIUI 12 out of the box. 

The Mi Note 10 Lite quad camera setup will include a 64MP Samsung GW1 primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, the phone could feature a 32MP selfie camera. In terms of connectivity, the Note 10 Lite may rock Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, Wi-Fi, dual SIM support, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, DUAL GPS, and GLONASS. The smartphone will reportedly measure 74.2 x 157.8 x 9.67 mm and weighs 208 grams, and comes in three colours: black, purple and white. 

Mi Note 10 Lite price in Russia is set at RUB 24,495 (approx Rs 25,000) and we expect the European pricing to be close to this. To recall, the more premium Mi Note 10 costs EUR 549 (around Rs 43,300) in Europe.