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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Announced With Helio G85 For Everyday Gamers

Xiaomi announced a new smartphone called the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 into its Redmi Note 9 line, the successor of Redmi Note 8 series. Learn more!

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Xiaomi announced a new smartphone called the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 into its Redmi Note 9 line, the successor of the Redmi Note 8 series. The announcement, made through a live stream, revealed a sleek smartphone with cool features such as Quad rear cameras, the latest MediaTek Helio G85, a large 6.53-inch display, and more.

The smartphone was also announced with a bigger sibling, the global version of Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro. That’s a story for later but for now, let’s delve into the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 features.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Features (Preview)

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 is one that most hardcore gamers on a budget will love. Its chipset, MediaTek Helio G85, is one that’s touted as remarkable for everyday gamers. Its CPU possesses 8 cores that speed up to 2.0GHz while its Mali G52 MC2 GPU delivers sweet graphics at 1,000MHz speed. You can game as much as you want thanks to a 5,020mAh battery in the mix.

In addition to gaming, the smartphone possesses slick multitasking skills thanks to the 3GB/4GB RAM attached to the chipset. Similar to the RAM variance, you also have the 64GB and 128GB ROM variants to select from. More so, there’s a MicroSD card slot that gives room for storage expansion.

Well, large storage like this is needed to store the crisp images and videos captured by the phone’s cameras. At the rear, a primary 48MP wide camera is supported by 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro and 2MP depth cameras, and LED flash. Beneath the square compartment, there’s a fingerprint scanner that handles touch ID biometric security.

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To emphasize its security, the top left-positioned front 13MP camera not only captures cool selfies and videos but it also offers Facial ID biometric protection. That leaves you with security options including patterns, passwords, and PINs at your fingertips.

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Moving on, your display functions are well relayed by the 6.53-inch IPS screen and 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution. And Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is on board to provide adequate screen protection.

Key Specs

Here are the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 key specifications…

Display 6.53-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels
OS Android 10 OS (MIUI 11)
Processor Octa-core 2.0GHz MediaTek Processor
Storage 64GB/128GB ROM + 3GB / 4GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 256GB)
Camera Quad 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Rear/ 13MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 5,020mAh
Price N78,000 – N90,000


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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

Price and Availability

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 launched in May 2020; it is available in colours Forest Green, Midnight Grey, Polar White. You can order the phone from the following online shopping markets using any of the links below.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 retails at $220 (₦75,000 – ₦90,000 in Nigeria). (CLICK TO BUY XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 9 or SEE MORE PHONES UNDER ₦90,000).

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: Android 10 OS (MIUI 11)
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G85 (Octa-core 2.0 GHz)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
  • Memory: 3GB/4GB RAM
  • Colours: Forest Green, Midnight Grey, Polar White
  • Dimension: 162.3 x 77.2 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 199g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 6.53-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels (395PPI)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5


  • Rear Camera: Quad 48MP wide (f/1.8) + 8MP ultra-wide (f/2.2) + 2MP dedicated macro (f/2.4) + 2MP depth (f/2.4) camera, [email protected] Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, gyro-EIS, PDAF, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 13MP (f/2.3) camera, HDR, 1080p


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB/128GB ROM
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 27(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, 5.0 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
  • Video Player: XviD/MP4/H.265 player
  • FM Radio:
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: Yes
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: Splash-proof coating
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 5,020mAh non-removable Li-Po battery
  • Fast Charging: Yes, 18W

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Adekunle Diamond
Content Writer. Smartphone Enthusiast. Music Lover. Avid Football Supporter. Marvel Cinematic Universe Fan!!!


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