Xiaomi Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 9 Pro, and Mi Note 10 Lite price and specs via Revu Philippines

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Mi Note 10 Lite launched

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After recently announcing the Redmi Note 9S for global markets, Xiaomi has launched the international variants of the Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 9 Pro, and Mi Note 10 Lite.

(Update, May 26: They’re official in the Philippines! Read Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 9 Pro priced from P7,990 ($158) in PH and Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite launched in PH. See its price, specs here.)

As expected, all three smartphones are priced aggressively, with retail availability scheduled for mid-May. They also have four cameras on the back and a single front-facer for selfies.

Global pricing

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 9 Pro, and Mi Note 10 Lite are priced as follows:

  • Redmi Note 9 (Forest Green, Polar White, and Midnight Gray colors)
    • 3GB/64GB: $199 (around P10,042 converted)
    • 4GB/128GB: $249 (P12,565)
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro (Tropical Green, Glacier White, and Interstellar Gray colors)
    • 6GB/64GB: $269 (P13,598)
    • 6GB/128GB: $299 (P15,115)
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite (Nebula Purple, Glacier White, and Midnight Black colors)
    • 6GB/64GB: €349 ($379 or P19,111)
    • 6GB/128GB: €399 ($433 or P21,849)

Redmi Note 9

The Redmi Note 9, which is similar to the Redmi 10X that will be launched in China, is the world’s first global handset equipped with an octa-core MediaTek Helio G85 chipset. It includes two performance Cortex-A75 cores and six Cortex-A55 cores for less power-hungry tasks.

The Redmi Note 9, which is similar to the Redmi 10X that will be launched in China, is the world’s first phone equipped with an octa-core MediaTek Helio G85 chip

Xiaomi says the new Helio G85 managed 205,946 points in the Antutu benchmark app. Quite impressive considering the price point.

To deliver a two-day battery life, the Note 9 also has a 5,020mAh battery that supports 18-watt fast charging using the bundled charger. Xiaomi quotes 11 hours of gaming, 17 hours of video playback, and 7 hours of video recording on a single charge.

The screen of the Redmi Note 9 is 6.53 inches, with a small punch hole in the upper left and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for added protection against daily wear and tear.

Redmi Note 9 at a glance

On the back, the phone sports a quad-lens setup headlined by a 48-megapixel main camera. The secondary cameras include dedicated portrait and macro sensors, as well as an 8-megapixel sensor for ultra-wide-angle shots.

Other features of the Redmi Note 9 include a 13-megapixel selfie camera, a headphone jack, an IR blaster, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and anti-splash coating on its body.

Redmi Note 9 specs

  • 6.53-inch LCD display, 2,340 x 1,080 resolution (19.5:9), Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Octa-core MediaTek Helio G85
  • 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB storage
  • Quad 48-megapixel, f/1.79 (main), 8-megapixel, f/2.2 (ultra wide), 2-megapixel, f/2.4 (depth), 2-megapixel, f/2.4 (macro) rear cameras
  • 13-megapixel, f/2.25 front camera
  • Fingerprint reader (rear-mounted)
  • 5,020mAh battery with 18-watt fast charging
  • MIUI 11 based on Android 10

Redmi Note 9 Pro

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is almost identical to the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Xiaomi announced in India, except the front-facing camera of the latter is 32 megapixels.

Like the Max, it has a quad-camera module with a 64-megapixel sensor, as well as dedicated lenses for ultra-wide, portrait, and macro photography.

Redmi Note 9 Pro official product video

Xiaomi says the Redmi Note 9 Pro is all about capturing excellent pictures and videos, so it’s no surprise that the software package is stacked with cinematic and pro features, such as the ability to shoot RAW images and Log mode for video editing after the fact. You can also take slo-mo video using the 16-megapixel front camera.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro’s software package is stacked with cinematic and pro features, such as the ability to shoot RAW images and Log mode for video editing after the fact

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is powered by an 8nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chip that, combined with Adreno 618 graphics, delivers up to 40% better CPU performance versus the previous generation.

It’s also powered by a 5,020mAh battery — only this time, the fast charging goes up to 30 watts using the 33-watt power brick included in the box.

Redmi Note 9 Pro specs

  • 6.67-inch LCD display, 2,400 x 1,080 resolution (20:9), Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB storage
  • Quad 64-megapixel, f/1.89 (main), 8-megapixel, f/2.2 (ultra wide), 5-megapixel, f/2.4 (macro), 2-megapixel, f/2.4 (depth) rear cameras
  • 16-megapixel, f/2.48 front camera
  • Fingerprint reader (side-mounted)
  • 5,020mAh battery with 30-watt fast charging
  • MIUI 11 based on Android 10

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite

Finally, there’s the Mi Note 10 Lite, which packs many of the features found in the standard Xiaomi Mi Note 10, including a fingerprint-sensing 3D curved screen with Gorilla Glass 5 and customizable always-on display designs.

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite packs many of the features found in the standard Mi Note 10

The Note 10 Lite uses a 5,260mAh battery as well, and provides impressive usage times — 23 days on standby, 23 hours of video playback, and 14 hours of gaming. The sizable cell supports 30-watt fast charging out of the box. According to Xiaomi, getting from zero to full should take just a little over 60 minutes.

Available colors for the cheapest member of the Mi Note 10 series

The main camera steps down from 108 megapixels to a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor, but can shoot 4K video, slo-mo up to 960 fps, and comes with a feature called Vlog mode for content creators. Similar to other devices in the Note 9 series, it gets dedicated cameras for ultra wide, portrait, and macro.

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite runs Android 10-based MIUI 11 on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite specs

  • 6.47-inch AMOLED display, 2,340 x 1,080 resolution (19.5:9), Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB storage
  • Quad 64-megapixel, f/1.89 (main), 8-megapixel, f/2.2 (ultra wide), 5-megapixel, f/2.4 (depth), 2-megapixel, f/2.4 (macro) rear cameras
  • 16-megapixel, f/2.48 front camera
  • Fingerprint reader (under display)
  • 5,260mAh battery with 30-watt fast charging
  • MIUI 11 based on Android 10

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 12 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.