Redmi Note 9 5G variant could launch in China soon
Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 9 Pro series in India a couple of weeks ago and as always, these are some of the best value for money phones you can buy in India now. However, unlike before, India was the first to get these new phones and Xiaomi did not launch it in its native Chinese market.
Once the doubts started arising, rumours came up of Xiaomi doing a 5G variant of the phone in China and hence the delay in launch. It now seems that Xiaomi is preparing to launch the phone in these markets.
A recent report said that the Redmi Note 9 5G has undergone certification in China. The certification does not reveal the specifications of the phone yet but there’s a different charger that’s also gone through the same process.
The listing mentions a 22.5W fast charger for the device. Hence, when the phone launches in China, it will come with a new 22.5W fast charging system. In contrast, the Redmi Note 9 Pro in India only gets an 18W charger.
Specifications and Features
The Redmi Note 9 5G are still under wraps, it seems that Xiaomi could rely on the MediaTek Dimensity series 5G chips. Most probably, Xiaomi could use the Dimensity 800 5G chip for the Redmi Note 9 5G model, given that Snapdragon 765 could increase the cost of the device. Previously, Xiaomi used the MediaTek Helio G90T chip on the Redmi Note 8 Pro.
The Redmi Note 9 is a completely new model that hasn’t been launched anywhere as of now. Chances are that the Redmi Note 9 5G will be similar to the Redmi Note 9 Pro from India, just with a different chipset and battery. The Note 9 Pro has essentially replaced the Redmi Note 8 in India with its starting price of Rs 12,999.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max rely on the Snapdragon 720G chipset and this is a 4G-only chip. These devices were meant for markets outside China where 5G is yet to make an arrival on the global scene.
In China, Xiaomi wants to convert its entire lineup to 5G and that means these Pro models won’t make the cut, despite being excellent phones.
Previously, rumours suggested that Xiaomi will stop selling the Redmi K30 4G in China and instead, launch another model in that price range with support for 5G. The Redmi Note 9 5G is supposed to sit under this model, offering 5G solutions for everyone.