New options now see the budget phone available on Three PAYG at £149.99 with a £10 top-up, along with various contract options.

For unlimited data and minutes it costs £28 per month with an upfront charge of £19, but the first six months are half-price. This same deal is available with 4GB of data, at £20 per month wth six months half-price.

Alternatively, for 30GB of data you'll pay £27 per month, and for 12GB £23 per month, both with the £19 upfront fee.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro, meanwhile, is available in 6GB/64GB (£249) and 6GB/128GB (£269) models, both available on Amazon or at the Mi UK Store.

Meanwhile, the Redmi Note 9S is already on sale at Amazon, GearBest and the UK Mi Store with a retail price starting at £199.

Confusingly, Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max had already been announced in India - but with different specs. The Indian Redmi Note 9 Pro is in fact the global Redmi Note 9S, while the Indian Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is the global Redmi Note 9 Pro.

The trio offers the best battery performance you'll find in the budget phone market, with high-capacity 5,020mAh batteries that support fast wired charging. They also have large IPS displays, quad-lens rear cameras and expandable storage, but cut down on costs without luxuries such as in-display fingerprint sensors and wireless charging.

Redmi Note 9

What's the difference between Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 9S and Redmi Note 9 Pro

Redmi Note 9 Pro sits at the top of the new line. It has the same processor and display as the Redmi Note 9S, but switches out its 48Mp camera for a 64Mp model, and the 16Mp selfie camera for a 32Mp version. Wired charging is also faster, at 30W against the 9S' 18W, and the Pro adds support for NFC (available in selected markets only for Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9S).

The Redmi Note 9 is the cheapest model in the trio. It achieves a lower price by reducing the display from 6.67in to 6.53in, moving the fingerprint sensor from the power button to the rear, and reducing the memory and storage options from 4GB/6GB and 64GB/128GB to 3GB/4GB and 64GB respectively. The Snapdragon 720G processor has also been swapped out for a MediaTek Helio G85 chip, and while the Redmi Note 9 uses the same 48Mp camera as the Redmi Note 9S, the specs for some of the additional lenses and selfie camera have been reduced.

Redmi Note 9 Specifications

Redmi Note 9

Display

  • 6.53in Full-HD+ (1080x2340) IPS Dot Drop display
  • 1,500:1 contrast ratio
  • 450 nits brightness
  • TUV Rheinland low blue light certification
  • Gorilla Glass 5

Processor, memory and storage

  • 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio G85 (octa-core, 12nm)
  • ARM Mali-G52 GPU
  • 3GB/4GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 64GB UFS 2.1 storage
  • MicroSD support up to 512GB

Battery

  • 5,020mAh non-removable
  • 18W wired charging (22.5W charger in box)

Camera

  • Quad-lens camera: 48Mp wide (6P lens, f/1.79, 0.8um, 4-in-1 Super Pixel) + 8Mp ultra-wide (f/2.2) + 2Mp macro + 2Mp depth sensor
  • 13Mp selfie camera (f/2.25, 1.12um)

Connectivity

  • Dual 4G Dual-Standby
  • 2+1 SIM slot
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • NFC in selected markets only
  • IR blaster
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • Face unlock

Dimensions & Weight

  • Weight: 199g
  • Dimensions: 162.3x77.2x8.9mm

Software

  • MIUI 11 (Android 10)

Models

  • Capacities: 3GB/64GB, 4GB/64GB
  • Colours: Midnight Grey, Forest Green, Polar White

Redmi Note 9 Pro Specifications

Redmi Note 9 Pro

Display

  • 6.67in Full-HD+ (1080x2340) IPS Dot Drop display
  • 1,500:1 contrast ratio
  • 450 nits brightness
  • TUV Rheinland low blue light certification
  • Gorilla Glass 5

Processor, memory and storage

  • 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (Kryo 465, octa-core, 8nm)
  • Adreno 618 GPU
  • 6GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 storage
  • MicroSD support up to 512GB

Battery

  • 5,020mAh non-removable
  • 30W wired charging (33W charger in box)

Camera

  • Quad-lens camera: 64Mp wide (6P lens, f/1.89, 0.8um, 4-in-1 Super Pixel) + 8Mp ultra-wide (5P lens, f/2.2, 1.12um) + 5Mp macro + 2Mp depth sensor
  • 16Mp selfie camera (f/2.48, 1.0um)

Connectivity

  • Dual 4G Dual-Standby
  • 2+1 SIM slot
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • NFC
  • IR blaster
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Fingerprint sensor built into power button
  • AI face unlock

Dimensions & Weight

  • Weight: 209g
  • Dimensions: 165.75x76.68x8.8mm

Software

  • MIUI 11 (Android 10)

Models

  • Capacities: 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB
  • Colours: Interstellar Grey, Glacier White, Tropical Green

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