Xiaomi Nepal is known for launching smartphones pretty soon after its global launch but due to the consequences of COVID-19, the launch was delayed quite a bit. Fortunately, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has finally arrived in Nepal with some aggressive pricing. If you are looking for a new mid-ranger to buy, let me help you with a quick recap of what to expect from this smartphone which is considered to be the successor to the most popular Redmi Note 8 Pro of last year.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max : Specifications:
|6.67-inch 60Hz IPS LCD
Gorilla Glass 5
|166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm
2 x 2.30GHz A76
6 x 1.80GHz A55
|64MP, Dual Pixel PDAF 4K at 30fps 8MP wide-angle 119-degree FoV 5MP Macro Lens, 2cm to 10cm Focus 2MP Portrait Lens
|32MP, AI Beautify
|Wi-Fi ac 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0
NavIC, A-GPS, GLONASS
|Aurora Blue, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes with a 6.67-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD single punch-hole display which the company is calling; the dot display. Sadly, unlike the Poco X2, these only have a 60Hz display. They have a triple layer of Corning Gorilla Glass protection on the front, back, and on the cameras along with P2i protection for minor splashes of water. This time, the fingerprint sensor has been moved from the back to the right side just below the volume buttons. Interestingly, the 3.5mm headphone jack is still present along with the USB-type C, IR blaster, and a single downward-firing speaker. Sensors like accelerometer, ambient light, proximity, gyro, and compass are present as well.
The processor used here is the latest Snapdragon 720G Octa-core processor with Adreno 618 GPU. The 6GB RAM variant or higher coupled with UFS 2.1 storage will make multitasking and graphic-intensive gaming a breeze. We will be able to tell you exact details of how it competes against last year’s Note 8 Pro and it’s impressive MediaTek processor once we get our hands on this device.
Something interesting as per Xiaomi is this phone’s new z-axis vibration which results in haptic feedback on a flagship level. The phone also has 2×2 MIMO for Wi-Fi along with better features of the new Qualcomm processor to reduce lag for gaming as ‘G’ in the ‘720G’ points towards gaming improvements. They also have NavIC support which is an autonomous regional satellite navigation system developed by ISRO. This is expected to improve GPS functionality.
Talking about the cameras, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has the 64MP Samsung’s GW1 primary sensor and a 32MP selfie shooter on the front. The other 3 sensors include an 8MP ultra-wide sensor with 119-degree FOV and fixed focus, 5MP macro sensor with 2cm minimum focusing distance, and the usual 2MP depth sensor for portraits. I will be doing a thorough camera review once I get to test it myself but there’s no need to worry about compromising on the camera department.
In terms of battery, there’s a major upgrade with a battery capacity of 5020 mAh as compared to its predecessor. Despite the bigger battery, the phone weighs only 208 grams. It supports 33W fast-charging and the good thing is that the 33W fast-charger is shipped with the box.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Price in Nepal and Availability
|6GB + 128GB
|8GB + 128GB
|Aurora Blue, Glacier White and Interstellar Black