Xiaomi has today globally announced its Redmi Note 9S (reviewed), the latest in its budget phone line.

The Redmi Note series is the best-selling in Xiaomi's history, and the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 8T have flown high in our best budget smartphones ranking for their excellent balance of features, performance and value. The latest addition to the series is sure to do the same, with its 6.67in 20:9 display, Snapdragon 720G processor, huge battery and 48Mp quad-lens rear camera.

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


  • 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)


  • 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.