Although we will have to wait to learn UK pricing and availability, we already know that this phone will be available in Spain from 7 April at €249 (4GB/64GB)/€279 (6GB/128GB). We'd imagine those prices will roughly translate to £249 and £279.

If you don't want to wait you can also buy now from GearBest, with slightly earlier shipping times expected and a significantly lower retail price. The 4GB/64GB model costs £184.80, and the 6GB/128GB £211.20, but on both you can save a further £35.20 if you are willing to pay an £8.80 deposit now.

The phone is available in Glacier White, Aurora Blue and Interstellar Grey. 

Redmi Note 9S specifications at a glance

Redmi Note 9S

Display

  • 6.67in DotDisplay
  • 2400x1080 Full-HD+, 20:9
  • 91% screen-to-body ratio
  • 450nits brightness
  • 1500:1 contrast
  • 84% NTSC
  • HDR10
  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • TUV Rheinland low blue light certified

Core hardware

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor
  • 8nm process technology
  • Up to 2.3GHz clock speed
  • 5th-gen Qualcomm AI engine
  • Adreno 618 GPU
  • Enhanced gaming, low power consumption
  • 2x2 MIMO support
  • 64GB/128GB storage with up to 512GB microSD support
  • 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 5020mAh battery, 18W fast charging (22.5W fast charger in box)

Cameras

  • Quad-lens AI camera: 
  • 48Mp primary lens, f/1.79, 1.6um Super Pixel 4-in-1 
  • 8Mp ultra-wide (119 degrees), f/2.2, 1.12um 
  • 5Mp Macro, AF 2-10cm
  • 2Mp depth sensor, 1.75um
  • 16Mp punch-hole AI selfie camera

Redmi Note 9S

Other notable specs

  • USB-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • IR blaster
  • Fingerprint sensor built into side-mounted power button
  • 30% louder audio

We're awaiting our review sample of Redmi Note 9S, but expect it to fly high in our guide to the best Xiaomi phones.