Despite the havoc Coronavirus has wreaked on the world economy, there are manufacturers that have not slowed down and remain in the innovation race. As usual, Xiaomi is one of the most mobile brands released each year and 2020 does not seem to be different.
6 months ago we were able to meet the Redmi Note 8 Pro, which for many would be the final mid-range of 2019. Now, according to what seems to be Redmi's renovation policies, the time has come to meet the new Redmi Note 9 Pro. However, as it has been happening with several mobile phones this year, including the Black Shark 3, this one did not come only with its Pro version. Or in this case, rather, we would be talking about the Pro Max version.
Surely that "Max" will bring good memories to many, about the now defunct Xiaomi Mi Max range. And, although nothing is still certain, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is likely to pave the way for the rebirth of Mi Max phones. In the meantime, let's see what does it better than the Redmi Note 9 Pro.
Features and specifications of the new Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
|Dimensions and weight||165.5 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm. 209 grams.|
|screen||6.67 ″ Full HD + (1080 x 2400), 395 ppi, with 20: 9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD panel, 2.5D curved glass and Gorilla Glass 5. With a small hole for the notch on the screen.|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G with Adreno 618 graphic.|
|RAM||6 and 8 GB LPDDR4X.|
|Storage||64 and 128 GB in UFS 2.1 format that can be expanded with microSD up to 512 GB.|
|Rear camera||Cudruple: Principal of 64MP with f / 1.89 + 8 MP with f / 2.2 + 2 MP + 5 MP. Dual LED flash.|
|Front camera||32 MP.|
|Connectivity and extras||USB C, WiFi AC dual band, Dual SIM 4G, VoLTE, GPS + GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, Bluetooth 5, notification LEDs, infrared and 3.5mm audio jack.|
|Battery||5020 mAh with fast charge 33W.|
|OS||MIUI 11 with Android 10.|
Despite wearing the suffix Max, The size of this mobile is the same as that of the Pro version, which may disappoint many. But be careful, this does not mean that it is precisely small. In fact, it has one of the largest screen diagonals on the market.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, compared to the Pro version, improvement in the combination of rear cameras, RAM and quick charge capacity. It sounds little, but it is no less important. Especially considering that we are talking about mid-range phones.
These improvements have a reason for being. In the case of the camera, The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is capable of combining 8 photos at 64 MP to achieve a higher quality shot with better resolution. However, this requires a minimum of 6 GB of RAM, which is why the base version starts at 6 GB. Another interesting aspect of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max camera is that can save RAW files natively for the most advanced users in image post-editing.
Another interesting detail is that this mobile follows the example of the Redmi K30 and brings the fingerprint sensor at one end. In general, it is very powerful and having the Snapdragon 720G, a mid-high range processor optimized for a better gaming experience, you will not have problems in the most demanding processes, much less in daily use. And, with the massive 5020 mAh battery, worrying about running out of battery is a thing of the past.
Price and availability of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
To the majority of consumers a mobile with top-of-the-range specifications is not useful if you exceed your budget. It is there where Xiaomi and Realme are sweeping, being able to offer very good, beautiful and cheap phones. Precisely, The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max arrive in three different versions, depending on the combination of RAM and internal memory:
- 6 GB RAM + 64 GB of internal memory: 182 euros to change.
- 6 GB RAM + 128 GB of internal memory: 206 euros to change.
- 8 GB RAM + 128 GB of internal memory: 230 euros to change.
As you will notice, one of the most interesting things about this mobile is the price. Although it could go up after taxes, it would still be a very good option. However, it is inevitable to wonder if this, like the Redmi Note 9 Pro they come to eat their ancestors in sales or if instead, these will drop even more in price. In any case, Xiaomi and Redmi will win, undoubtedly.
Be available on Amazon India, mi.com, Mi Home and Mi Studio from March 25 in three different colors, the Aurora Blue, "Ice White" Y "Interstellar Black". As usual, it is too early to know when to be officially available in Europe but when it comes to the Redmi Note range, it will surely not be long in coming.