Today, the 4GB/128GB Redmi Note 9 officially goes on sale from £199 (discounted to £179 until 23 June). Xiaomi has also confirmed that UK pricing will begin at an attractive £179 for the 3GB/64GB Redmi Note 9, and £249 for the 6GB/64GB Redmi Note 9 Pro.
The base Redmi Note 9 Pro is available to buy now on Amazon at £249. The higher-capacity 6GB/128GB Redmi Note 9 Pro (£269) and the 3GB/64GB (£179) Redmi Note 9 models will go on sale soon.
Value has been synonymous with Xiaomi during its 10-year lifetime, but never at the expense of quality. In recognition of its rapport with consumers the phone maker is now the world's third largest.
The new Redmi Note 9 series brings to the table incredible battery life - the Redmi Note 9S is unbeaten by any other in our lab tests - along with a premium design and features, including a quad-lens camera assembly.
Our testing of Redmi Note 9 suggests its MediaTek chip is not up to quite the same performance, though it still has much to offer.
We'll explore the specifications and differences between the line-up in more detail in the table below.
Redmi Note 9 series specifications
|Redmi Note 9||Redmi Note 9S||Redmi Note 9 Pro|
|Price||From £179 - buy now||From £199 - buy now||From £249 - buy now|
|Display||6.53in Full-HD IPS Dot Drop, Gorilla Glass 5||6.67in Full-HD IPS Dot Drop, Gorilla Glass 5|
|Processor||2GHz MediaTek Helio G85 (octa-core)||2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (octa-core)|
|GPU||ARM Mali-G52||Adreno 618|
|Memory||3GB/4GB LPDDR4X RAM||4GB/6GB LPDDR4X RAM||6GB LPDDR4X RAM|
|Storage||64GB/128GB UFS 2.1, microSD up to 512GB||64GB/128GB UFS 2.1, microSD up to 512GB|
|Primary Camera||48MP wide + 8MP ultra-wide + 2MP macro + 2MP depth||48MP wide + 8MP ultra-wide + 5MP macro + 2MP depth||64MP wide + 8MP ultra-wide + 5MP macro + 2MP depth|
|Network||Dual-4G (2+1 Nano-SIM slot)|
|Connectivity||802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, IR, USB-C||802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, IR, USB-C, NFC|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Rear-mounted||Built into power button|
|Audio||3.5mm audio jack|
|Charging||18W wired||30W wired|
All three phones in the Redmi Note 9 series support a high-capacity 5,020mAh battery, but only the Pro boosts the 18W wired charging speed to 30W. It also adds NFC support (which is available only in selected markets in the other models), and upgrades both primary and selfie cameras.
The entry Redmi Note 9 keeps the price low with a slightly smaller screen, a MediaTek processor with a lower memory option of 3GB, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a plastic body.
All three are sold with MIUI 11, a custom version of Android 10, but Xiaomi has confirmed that they will receive an update to MIUI 12.