Redmi Note 9 and global Note 9 Pro announced After debuting in India last month, the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max were followed by the Redmi Note 9S which is the global variant of the 9 Pro. Now, the company announced its all-new vanilla Redmi Note 9 as well as the global version of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, which is called Redmi Note 9 Pro. Yes, it's properly confusing, but that's that's Xiaomi naming for you. Redmi Note 9 The third entry to the Redmi Note 9 line brings a 6.53-inch IPS display with FHD+ resolution and a punch-hole cutout in the top left corner for the 13MP selfie cam. Around the back, we have the same 48MP Samsung GM1 main sensor as the Redmi Note 9S alongside an 8MP ultrawide and two 2MP shooters – one for macro stills and another for depth data. The fingerprint scanner sits below the cameras. Under the hood, however, sits the all-new MediaTek Helio G85 chipset. It boasts an octa-core CPU and the Mali-G52 GPU and slides right between the company’s Helio G80 and Helio G90T SoCs. The Redmi Note 9 can be had with either 3/4GB RAM and 64/128GB storage. It boasts a 5,020 mAh battery with 18W fast wired charging. The phone will ship with Android 10. It also brings an IR blaster, headphone jack and NFC. Pricing for the new Redmi Note 9 starts at $199/€183 for the 3/64GB model, there’s also a 4/128GB for $249/€230. The phone will be available in green, grey and white colors. Sales are scheduled to tip-off mid-May. Redmi Note 9 Pro (Global) The international Redmi Note 9 Pro is actually identical to what Indian customers know as Note 9 Pro Max. This means a 6.67 FHD+ IPS display, four rear cameras with a 64M main shooter and the Snapdragon 720G chipset. The design on the green colorway has been slightly tweaked with a new two-tone finish and a slightly altered camera placement. The fingerprint sensor remains on the right-hand-side. The phone will be offered in 6/64GB and 6/128GB trims. It comes in green, white and grey colors. The starting price for the 6/64GB trim is $269/€247 while the 6/128GB one will go for $299/€275. Sales kick off mid-May. Redmi Note 9S announced: the Note 9 Pro's global counterpart Xiaomi's online event for the Redmi Note 9S just finished and just as expected it's a new name for the already announced Redmi Note 9 Pro. That's not to take anything away from what is certainly a great phone though. The Redmi Note 9S is built around a 6.67-inch IPS LCD panel with 1080 x 2400px (20:9 aspect ratio) resolution. Xiaomi says it can reach up to 450 nits brightness, supports HDR10 and complies with TÜV Rheinland's standards for low blue light emissions. This is also the first phone from the series with a punch hole for the selfie camera, which Xiaomi calls Tiny DotDisplay. And last, but not least, the screen has Gorilla Glass 5 protection layer and so does the back of the phone. Inside you get the Snapdragon 720G coupled with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM while the storage options are 64GB and 128GB, respectively. You can expand that via the microSD card slot. Speaking of, there are two more fan favorite features that will stay for at least another year - 3.5mm audio jack and IR blaster. The square-shaped camera module on the back packs four cameras - a 48MP main one with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP ultrawide unit with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP macro lens. The last piece is a 2MP depth-sensing camera for better portraits. The cutout of the display houses a 16MP camera with f/2.5 aperture and it can record 120fps slow-motion videos. A 5,020 mAh battery keeps the lights on, which partially explains why the phone weighs 209 grams. The battery can be charged at up to 18W, but Xiaomi supplies a 22.5W-capable brick in the box. Finally, the fingerprint reader has been moved from the back to the side. It seems that most budget phones these days prefer the side-mounted fingerprint scanner + power button combo. In Malaysia the price of the 4GB/64GB configuration is MYR799 (€165) and MYR899 (€190) for the 6GB/128GB. In Singapore, the handset will be selling for SGD 299 and SGD 349, respectively. In Thailand, it will cost THB 6,499 and THB 7,999 and ***** will be asking $249 and $279, while shipping around the globe. The Redmi Note 9S will be made available starting April 7. You can choose between Aurora Blue, Glacier White and Interstellar Grey. The announcement finished with the unveiling of a MFF 2020 Limited Edition of the Redmi Note 9S. Only 2020 units will be made of the exclusive paintjob that will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Mi Fan Festival this year.