Founder of Xiaomi, Lei Jun has teased the price of the upcoming Redmi Note 9 series in China. His latest post on Weibo hints that the new Note 9 series will start around 1,000 yuan($152) pretty much confirming the earlier leaks.
Lei Jun, via a post on his official Weibo account, says that the upcoming Redmi Note 9 series will be the best in Performance, Camera, and Battery life segments. This further strengthens the leaks about the Redmi Note 9 series’ devices. Besides, he also questions the users about the configuration they prefer the most in a 1,000 yuan($152) smartphone.
Hours before, Lei Jun ran a poll on Weibo earlier to check people’s favorite Note device. As per the results, Redmi Note 7, Note 8, Note 3 came in the top 3. He shared the results of the poll and asked users’ preferences on the upcoming device. All these, in addition to reports, suggest that the base model, at least the 4G variant might start from 1,000 yuan.
Precisely, a report(via ITHome) says that Redmi Note 9 5G variants will go slightly above 1,000 yuan with the Pro 5G(High-end) version priced around 1,500 yuan($228.5). However, this contradicts the earlier report which said that the entire series will be 5G friendly and begin at 1,000 yuan. In any case, we are just five days away, and hence, let’s wait for the official announcement.
Anyway, the Redmi Note 9 series will break cover on November 26 in China. It is likely to feature three models- two 5G(Redmi Note 9, Note 9 Pro) devices, and an alleged 4G device. Previous reports reveal that Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G will likely be a tweaked version of Xiaomi Mi 10T-Lite and sport a 6.67-inch FHD+ 120Hz display, Snapdragon 750G paired up to 8GB RAM, 108MP camera, 4,820mAh battery with 33W charging.
The Redmi Note 9 5G likely has a 6.53-inch display, MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC, 48MP rear and 13MP front camera, 5,000mAh battery with 22.5W charging. The alleged 4G variant of the Redmi Note 9, from the TENAA listing, looks a lot similar to the upcoming POCO M3. It will likely feature a 6.5-inch FHD+ display, Snapdragon 662 SoC, 48MP camera, 6,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.