Today, Xiaomi’s much-anticipated mid-range phone, the Redmi Note 9S, has now been globally unveiled and will soon be coming to the Philippines. The company has announced a local price of PhP 10,490 for the 4GB + 64GB variant and PhP 11,990 for the 6GB + 128GB variant.
Launched in India as the Redmi Note 9 Pro, this mid-ranger packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor which is specifically designed for mobile gaming. The octa-core CPU is paired with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage which is expandable up to 512GB via microSD card. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, IR blaster, and side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The Redmi Note 9S houses a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display (2400 x 1080 resolution) with support for HDR10 and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for added screen protection. It also boasts 91% screen-to-body ratio and a curved glass back for easy grip and added comfort.
Around the back, you’ll see that the phone is equipped with a quad-camera system consisting of a 48-megapixel main, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, 5-megapixel macro, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The front camera, located in the display’s tiny punch hole notch, is a 16-megapixel shooter capable of AI portraits, scene detection, and palm shutter.
Lastly, the Redmi 9S carries a large 5020mAh battery. Xiaomi says that its battery capacity allows the phone to last more than two days — though the company didn’t disclose as to what kind of usage that is but we’re assuming it’s your standard usage.
Additionally, it’s coupled with an 18W fast charging technology that’s supplied by the 22.5W type-C fast charger included in the box. Despite having such a large battery, the Redmi Note 9S is one of the slimmest smartphones in the market clocking in with a width of just 8.8mm.
The Redmi Note 9S will be available starting May 8 on Xiaomi’s official store on Lazada and will be available in three colors: Interstellar Grey, Aurora Blue, and Glacier White.
The company is celebrating the launch on Lazada by offering a promotion on the first day with a PhP 500 off the 4GB + 64GB variant. You can find more details on the phone and promotions on Xiaomi’s official Facebook page.