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. Redmi Note 9 Pro announced with Snapdragon 720G SoC and 48MP quad camera Alongside the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Xiaomi's sub-brand also announced the Redmi Note 9 Pro today. The main differences are in the camera and charging speeds. The Redmi Note 9 Pro has a 16MP selfie snapper - half the resolution of its Max sibling and around the back, the main camera is downgraded to 48MP from 64MP. It's joined by an 8MP ultrawide, 5MP macro and 2MP depth sensor modules, like the Note 9 Pro Max. The Redmi Note 9 Pro, like the Note 9 Pro Max, packs a 5,020 mAh battery, but it supports 18W charging instead of 33W. However, for the most part the Redmi Note 9 Pro matches its higher standing sibling. It's built around the same 6.67" LCD of FHD+ resolution and powered by the same 8nm Snapdragon 720G SoC. You also get the side-mounted fingerprint reader and splash-proof body. The Redmi Note 9 Pro is offered in Aurora Blue, Glacier White and Interstellar Black colors, and it comes in two memory versions - 4GB/64GB priced at INR12,999 ($175/€155) and 6GB/128GB that costs INR15,999 ($215/€190). Redmi Note 9 Pro in Aurora Blue, Glacier White and Interstellar Black colors The Note 9 Pro will go on sale in India starting March 17 through the company's official site, Mi Home, Mi Studio and Amazon.in. It will also be sold through retail stores across the country later. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max brings back the big screen experience Xiaomi discontinued its Mi Max lineup after three generations of smartphones, but now it is reviving the big-screen life with the newly introduced Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. The phone brings 6.67” screen in a more compact body, as well as four cameras on the back and a selfie shooter within a punch hole. The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has the 8nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset, coupled with 6 GB or 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max camera details The four cameras on the back are mounted on a square elevated tile with the LED flash sitting below. The main shooter has a 64MP sensor and next to is is an 8MP ultrawide angle cam with 119-degree FoV sitting. The bottom row is for the 5 MP macro camera and the 2 MP depth sensor. The Note 9 Pro Max will also support RAW photography and improved Night Mode. The in-display selfie camera is 32MP, which is the highest ever resolution in a Redmi Note smartphone. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max battery features The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes with a huge 5,020 mAh battery and comes with 33W fast charging support. Better yet, the required charger will be supplied in the box. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max colors The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides for extra protection and comes in three colors - Aurora Blue, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black. Three memory options will hit the market on March 25 - 6/64 GB, 6/128 GB, and 8/128 GB. They are priced at INR14,999 ($202/€180), INR16,999 ($230/€205) and INR18,999 ($255/€225), respectively. The phone will be available at Amazon India and Xiaomi's online and offline stores, with launch offers revealed on Monday, March 16.